Experience:
5+ years of experience
Concerned about your lack of experience? Learn More...
Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
6/7/2017
Job Category:
Research
See more jobs for students and recent grads who studied:
Scientist - Cardio-Renal and Metabolic Diseases Job
MSD | South San Francisco, California
Tell Us More About Your Job Preferences
By telling us what you think of this job, we can help find jobs that match your interests. If you want to see more jobs like this, click on the smiley face. Or if this job isn't what you are looking for, click the frowny face. Learn More...

Follow This Company
Share

Job Description

Scientist - Cardio-Renal and Metabolic Diseases:RES001735

Description

Merck Research Laboratories South San Francisco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck and Co., is focused on driving discovery research. Our new multi-disciplinary discovery research site offers state-of- the-art resources to explore the most promising science combined with Merck's world-class R&D expertise in small molecules and biologics. Located within the heart of the Bay area's biomedical community, research conducted in our new laboratories spans exploratory biology through early clinical development and is an integral part of Merck's powerful world-class network of drug and vaccine discovery.

At Merck, we are inspired by the belief that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to scientific excellence can create medicines and vaccines that save and improve lives. Every employee is building on our proud legacy of scientific breakthrough. Our ability to impact the lives of patients worldwide depends on the integrity, creativity, humility and scientific acumen of our team. We are creating a diverse organization that is inspired by invention and founded on a culture of respect and collaboration. At Merck Research Labs South San Francisco, you'll have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills through collaboration with talented and dedicated colleagues while advancing your career.

The Cardiometabolic Disease therapeutic area within Discovery Research at Merck is seeking to recruit a Scientist that is highly motivated to applying their skills towards the identification and development of novel targets to treat a broad array of cardio-renal and metabolic diseases. However, the most important singular quality we are looking for is a drug hunter that seeks to put patients first as the front and central goal of their research. The location will be the preclinical research laboratories at our new state of the art facility in the South San Francisco Bay Area where you will be able to participate in a vibrant culture connecting leading academic and biotech research centers. Beyond local connections, you will also be able to supplement your research activities by taking advantage of the technologies and capabilities of the wider Merck network of sites in Boston, MA as well as NJ and PA.

- The individual will be expected to display independence in the laboratory in the design, plan, and execution of in vitro and/or in vivo experiments and provide scientific and technical input into the CMD portfolio.

- The individual will be expected to balance work on multiple projects in support of our drug discovery and development goals at various stages of the preclinical research phase from target validation through to lead optimization.

- The individual should be highly self-motivated, possess strong technical skills, have strong written and oral communication skills, and be able to work productively in a collaborative and cross functional team environment within and outside of the Merck Research Laboratories.

- Relevant areas of training may include one or more of the following disease areas; heart failure, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, with particular focus on insulin resistance as well as diabetic complications, obesity as well as ocular diseases.

Qualifications

Education:

- Required: BA/BS degree with a minimum of 5 years of industry or academic experience or an MS degree in pharmacology, physiology, pathology or related field.

Required Experience:

*
Molecular biology, cellular biology, cell-based assay, and ex vivo sample processing and analysis

*
Demonstrated ability to perform standard procedures in live rodent models and to process specimens for analysis.

Preferred Experience:

*
Surgical experience in one or more of the individual diseases listed above in the areas of cardio-renal and metabolic disease research

*
Experience in one or more of the following areas of drug discovery research: target identification & validation, lead optimization

*
High content imaging, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, mass spectrometry

*
Experience with drug administration in rodents.

The quality of our team is essential to our success. We are creating a new and innovative approach to rewarding our employees and establishing a comprehensive value proposition. Our competitive compensation program and benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for us all.



Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.


Primary Location: NA-US-CA-South San Francisco

Job Type: Full Time

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Relocation Provided: Domestic (within country)

Company Trade Name:Merck

About MSD

MSD Ignition is a company built on Customer Satisfaction and Service. That is why all of our products go through regimented test procedures before they are ever packaged and shipped. MSD stands behind our products for one full year after purchase and we have an excellent repair department. Terms of Warranty and Service are as follows: Limited Warranty Autotronic Controls Corporation warrants MSD Ignition products to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and if properly installed for a period of one year from date of purchase. If found to be defective as mentioned above, it will be replaced or repaired if returned prepaid along with proof of date of purchase. This shall constitute the sole remedy of the purchaser and the sole liability of Autotronic Controls Corporation to the extent permitted by law, the foregoing is exclusive and in lieu of all other warranties or representations whether expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness. In no event shall Autotronic Controls Corporation be liable for special or consequential damages. This warranty is only valid on products purchased from MSD Authorized Dealers.

This company profile was created by AfterCollege and is about MSD. This page is not endorsed by or affiliated with MSD. For questions regarding company profiles, please email: care@aftercollege.com.