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Pennsylvania (PA), West Point
Job Code:  BIO005307
Employer:  Merck & Co.

Location
Country:  United States
State:  Pennsylvania (PA)
City:  West Point
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09/14/2018

Description
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.

We are seeking a dedicated and highly motivated research scientist to join the Infectious Disease and Vaccine Discovery group at our organization working on infectious disease vaccines and immuno-therapies. Successful candidates will become part of a creative and flexible team that investigates novel therapeutic avenues for cancer and infectious diseases using T cell and monoclonal antibody based approaches. Candidates for the position will need an excellent understanding of T cell biology and cutting-edge methodologies to interrogate specificity and effector functions. Experience in human and non-human primate T cell biology highly desirable and proven experience in flow cytometric analysis required. We are focused on remaining at the forefront of this fast-paced, exciting field and are always looking for innovative ideas. The candidate will have experience with some of the following techniques:


• High skill level with flow cytometry experimental design, processing and analysis
• Expertise in operating a variety of flow cytometry instruments ( i.e. BD Symphony, BD LSR II, BD FACSAria™, Sony SH800)
• Cell sorting
• Intracellular cytokine staining
• ELISPOT/ELISA
• Primary cell isolation and cell culture techniques
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills Critical to success will be the ability to design experiments, interpret and track results, and utilize this information for immune-therapy development. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to follow established protocols, design new protocols and experiments, and show attention to detail. The candidate is expected to participate in preparation of patents on novel methodologies and manuscripts for publication.

Education Minimum Requirement:

Bachelor's Degree in the Life Sciences with a minimum of 4 years of experience in laboratory research in the pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry OR

MS Degree in the Life Sciences with a minimum of 2 years of experience in laboratory research in the pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry

Required Experience and Skills:

Technical expertise in flow cytometry (4+ years)

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Primary cell isolation and cell culture techniques

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Expertise in operating a variety of flow cytometry instruments ( i.e. BD Symphony, BD LSR II, FACSAria™, Sony SH800)

Cell sorting

Intracellular cytokine staining

ELISPOT/ELISA

Flow cytometry software experience including FACSDIVA and FlowJo

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.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com .

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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