Job Description

Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.

Our company 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. Our company’s Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow and will take our company’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 highly motivated junior-level scientist. The ideal candidate will have exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, along with a solid background in the life sciences.  The selected individual will join the Discovery Biologics group at our company’s Boston site and will primarily be responsible for the purification of therapeutic protein and antibody leads from mammalian cell culture and from cutting-edge high-throughput protein expression platforms.  The candidate will also be expected to interface with other functional groups including upstream expression workflows and the downstream analytical group. Good communication skills are critical as is the ability to present scientific data to multi-functional teams.


Bachelor’s in biochemistry, biology, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering or related disciplines

Understanding of protein expression systems, preferably mammalian

Understanding of protein purification techniques such as affinity, size exclusion chromatography, and ion exchange

Ability to run multiple workflows in parallel

Ability to present and communicate data at team meetings


Basic knowledge of molecular biology skills including plasmid transformation and growth and induction of E.coli.

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.

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