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Merck Senior Scientist, Modeling & Informatics - Chemistry & Structural Chemistry in South San Francisco, California

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Our company's Research Laboratories South San Francisco, a wholly-owned subsidiary 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 our company'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 our company's powerful world-class network of drug and vaccine discovery.

At our company, 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 our company's 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.

Merck is currently seeking a highly motivated and exceptional scientist with a focus on biologics, peptide, and bioconjugate modeling in the Modeling & Informatics group within the Computational and Structural Chemistry department at our South San Francisco site. The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary, highly collaborative discovery teams both locally and across the global Merck network to invent novel medicines by applying advanced computational techniques and developing innovative computational methods.

Required Education:

  • Ph.D. (or close to completion) in biophysics, biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, or equivalent.

Required Experience:

  • Experience with Rosetta or similar protein/peptide design software packages

  • Scripting expertise in Python, and the ability to manipulate and analyze large datasets

  • Experience with Linux

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work well in multidisciplinary teams

  • Multiple publications and/or external presentations demonstrating creative application of computational approaches to problems of biological interest

Preferred Experience:

  • Ability to develop computational workflows, analysis methodologies, or algorithms for biomolecules such as peptides, proteins, antibodies, and antibody drug conjugates.

  • Experience applying computational methods such as molecular dynamics and protein sequence/structure design to problems of biological interest

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with interdisciplinary discovery teams to invent new medicines

  • Applying a variety of informatics and modeling techniques to accelerate the evolution of drug discovery leads to drug candidates

  • Continuing research in areas of molecular modeling relevant to drug discovery, and maintaining an external scientific presence through high-impact publications and presentations

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .





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Requisition ID: R79580