Merck Scientist, Molecular Profiling in Palo Alto, California
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.
This is a molecular biology position in the Molecular Profiling group, performing gene expression analysis on a variety of platforms to support basic research, preclinical and development activities and translational biomarker work. This high-throughput core lab requires an organized, highly motivated individual who is capable of multi-tasking projects in a collaborative environment.
Job includes, but is not limited to:
RNA isolation in various tissues/cells from human, non-human primate and rodents
Gene expression profiling and data analysis on various platforms
Presenting relevant data to project teams
Education Minimum Requirement:
B.S/B.A/M.S. in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or molecular biology
Required Experience and Skills:
Minimum 3 years work experience in industry or academia
Knowledge in molecular biology techniques, specifically RNA isolation/quantitation and RTqPCR
Familiarity with Applied Biosystems, Fluidigm, or other qPCR platforms
Must have good communication skills and be comfortable working in a team environment\
Ability to trouble-shoot and work independently, with minimal supervision\
Must have good organization and time management skills
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Previous experience working in a BSL-2 lab environment
Experience with data analysis using various statistical software packages as well as Microsoft Office applications
Familiarity with computer software: TIBCO Spotfire, Graphpad Prism, Omicsoft, Filemaker Pro, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis, Vector NTI, Sequencher
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.
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Other Locations: NA-US-CA-South San Francisco
Title: Scientist, Molecular Profiling
Primary Location: NA-US-CA-Palo Alto
Requisition ID: BIO005421