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New hires working in our US & Puerto Rico locations will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law.

Be a part of the legacy: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program

Our Research Laboratories' 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.

Position Overview: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow that is passionate about advancing the predictive capability of in vitro drug absorption models to join the Biopharmaceutics group part of the Sterile and Specialty Products at our company's Research Laboratories in Rahway, New Jersey. The successful postdoctoral fellow will use conventional and next-gen transport models (e.g. Transwell inserts and Gut-on-a-chip respectively) to study drug absorption and drug delivery systems in vitro , and improve the in vivo prediction from these models using physiological-relevant materials and/or data modeling. The postdoctoral fellow will work in close collaboration with pharmaceutical scientists, bioengineers, and formulation scientists at our company. This fellowship intends to focus on developing the candidates scientific and professional development and is intended to last for 3 years.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Conduct research under mentorship of the Biopharmaceutics team involving: cell culture, transport studies, transporter inhibition studies, molecular biology techniques, microscopy, and data modeling.
  • Willingness to troubleshoot and problem solve complex transport phenomena in cellular models.
  • Collaboration with company colleagues in Oral Formulation Sciences, Discovery Pharmaceutical Sciences, Exploratory Science Center, and our company's 3D Technologies.
  • Active participation in department and group meetings, and postdoctoral program trainings and meetings.
  • Continued development of your science communication skills through: literature reviews, manuscript authoring, internal and external conference attendance.

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiology, Pharmacology, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering (Biological focus), Drug Delivery, or related field.
  • Less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience or plans to graduate with a PhD by Fall 2022.

Required Experience and Skills:
  • Experience in human epithelial cell culture models for drug absorption studies or assessing drug delivery systems
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques such as RT-qPCR
  • Experience in microscopy such as immunofluorescence microscopy
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Experience in culturing and expanding 3D organoids (iPSC-, ESC-, or Biopsy-derived)
  • Experience in transport studies across epithelial membranes
  • Familiarity with microfluidic systems (e.g. organ-on-a-chip)
  • Knowledge of intestinal biology

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 ...

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.


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If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 61047900
  • Location:
    Rahway, New Jersey, United States
  • Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Development of Organ on a Chip models for Oral Drug Delivery
  • Company Name: Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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