Merck & Co., Inc
West Point, PA, United States
Research, Post Doc, Sciences, Scientist, Pharmaceutical
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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its
legacy for over a century
. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.
Be a part of the legacy: MRL Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program
The Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry program for industrial postdoctoral researchers, designed to provide you with an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery.
As a postdoctoral fellow in MRL Infectious Diseases/Vaccine Early Discovery, you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists from vaccine discovery, bioinformatics and pharmacology to conceive, design, and implement experiments to advance vaccine development. You will focus on identifying and characterizing long-lived plasma cells in predicting vaccine responses/durability using animal models.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Conducting ex vivo cell culture experiments and analysis using a variety of techniques including but not limited to: isolation of cells from bone marrow and PBMCs, multi-parameter flow cytometry, cell sorting, ELISPOT, ELISA, Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, single cell RNAseq.
Collaborating with Merck scientists to get tissue samples from pre-clinical animal models as well as to learn new techniques.
Data interpretation, manuscript preparation, publication and presentation of results.
Education Minimum Requirement:
A PhD in Immunology, Microbiology, Infectious Diseases or a related field with less than (3) years of postdoctoral experience OR graduating with a PhD by summer of 2019.
Required Experience and Skills:
Multi-parameter flow cytometry.
Isolation and culture of primary cells.
Experience in: B cell Immunology, T cell Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines or Autoimmune Diseases.
Independent and self-motivated.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Molecular biology experience.
Ability to design experiments, interpret and track result.
Strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.
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Merck has a long and rich history of working to improve people's health and well-being. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future of this new company and we are excited to help create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.