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Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics And Drug Metabolism

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MerckAtlanta, GA
  • New hires based in the US & Puerto Rico 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 postdoctoral researchers that is designed with an academic focus in an industrial 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.
  • At South San Francisco, our new multi-disciplinary discovery research site offers state-of- the-art resources to explore the most promising science combined with our company's world-class R&D expertise in small molecules.
  • Role includes design, coordination, and interpretation of preclinical pharmacokinetic experiments in various wide-ranging disease models to generate drug-drug interactions data and to compare those data to patients' data to establish correlations.
  • To establish those correlations, the fellow will gain experience with software tools of the trade such as WinNonlin and R. Further, data from wide-ranging preclinical model and clinical patient data, by accessing databases and literature, will be utilized to build physiological-based pharmacokinetic models to harness all data and predict future drug-drug interactions risk.
  • A strong focus will be scientific and professional development, as well as publication.
  • The position is intended to last 2-3 years.
  • Work in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment with a multifunctional team of scientists
  • + Design, coordinate, analyze, and summarize data from pharmacokinetic experiments in wide-ranging preclinical models.
  • + Utilize model data to compose physiological-based pharmacokinetic models to predict human drug-drug interactions risk
  • + Communicate results via presentation to internal teams, external presentations, and publication
  • Candidates must currently hold a PhD OR receive a PhD by the Fall 2022 in biochemistry, pharmacology, chemistry, or related field.
  • Passionate about science and excited to learn new things
  • + Scientific understanding of biopharmaceutical and Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion properties of small molecules
  • + Proficiency in written and verbal communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and problem scoping and planning
  • + Skills in experimental design, mathematical problem solving, critical data analysis /interpretation
  • Preferred Experience and Skills
  • Competency in physiological-based pharmacokinetic modeling software (Simcyp, Gastroplus, Phoenix WinNonlin, R or equivalent)
  • + Strong understanding of pharmacokinetic drug-drug interactions
  • + Familiarity with preclinical pharmacokinetic study design, analysis, and interpretation
  • 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.
  • 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
  • In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come.
  • We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization.
  • In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.
  • 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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  • New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation.
  • However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
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  • We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together.
  • The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment.
  • We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.
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