Reminder about Merck Interviews on August 27th

Recruiters from Merck will be on campus on August 27th to hold an employment information session and conduct interviews for the three positions listed below. If you are interested in being considered for an interview, please e-mail a CV and research summary to hambach.2@osu.edu by Monday, August 13th.

Discovery Chemistry

Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Discovery Chemistry Department.  The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary, highly collaborative discovery teams to invent novel medicines through a combination of innovative synthetic chemistry and analysis of diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships. Additionally, the successful candidate will generate novel, testable hypotheses to enable clear decision making.  Furthermore, he/she will help identify and validate new targets through chemistry and will be responsible for collaborative engagement with the external scientific community.  Success across this spectrum of activities will necessitate the application of the latest advances in chemistry and the development of innovative approaches to address new chemistry challenges. To accomplish the above, the successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills in a team environment.

Process Chemistry

Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Process Chemistry organization. A successful candidate will be joining a group of innovative scientists with broad deliverables ranging from the design of manufacturing routes for drug candidates to building on our state-of-the-art catalysis capabilities. A Ph.D. in chemistry with experience in methodology/catalysis (including chemocatalysis, biocatalysis and heterogeneous catalysis), total synthesis, physical organic chemistry, or flow chemistry is required, along with a proven track record of solving complex problems. Candidates must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Analytical Chemistry

The Analytical Research & Development department of Merck Research Laboratories is seeking applicants for an Senior Scientist position. The Senior Scientist is a laboratory-based scientific role tasked with solving complex analytical problems at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and lab informatics disciplines to enable development of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).  The successful candidate must function well and be able to collaborate in a fast-paced, integrated, multidisciplinary team environment.  Research experience should demonstrate successful application of state-of-the-art analytical techniques to solve chemistry problems, such as: chiral / achiral separations (HPLC / SFC/ GC / CE / IC), spectroscopic techniques (NMR, MS, UV-VIS / IR / Fluorescence / Raman), solid-state analysis (X-ray diffraction, DVS, DSC, TGA and microscopy), and classical wet chemistry techniques. Additional experience in synthetic / physical organic chemistry, mechanistic / kinetic studies of chemical reactions, continuous monitoring using process analytical tools, or lab automation / informatics is considered a plus.  Applicants must have effective organizational, multi-tasking, oral / written communications skills, show scientific leadership, and a desire to conduct research and publish.  In addition, experience leading small groups of technical personnel and analytical projects will aid in distinguishing candidates.