Postdoctoral Research Fellow Cellular Immunology in Vaccine Development

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Job Details Full-timeEstimated: $70,000 – $95,000 a year3 hours ago Qualifications – Driver’s License – Communication skills – Clinical trials – Hazmat Endorsement – Mentoring – Doctoral degree Full Job Description Job Description 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. What You’ll Be Doing: You will initiate an independent research project to develop and implement new approaches to assess antigen-specific cell-mediated immune responses (CMI) in global vaccine clinical trials. You will develop and optimize alternative and novel methodologies for sample collection, immune cell stimulation, and CMI response measurement to enable impactful program acceleration in expanding global markets. The expectation is that this work will provide important contributions to our understanding of protective cellular immune responses and durability of protection induced by vaccines for prevention of infectious diseases, as evidenced by publications in top tier scientific journals. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Design and execution of complex immunological assays with a focus on cellular immunology methodologies to characterize vaccine specific functional T-cell and B-cell subsets and innate immunity. Engage with internal peers and develop new internal and external collaborations to expand the group’s CMI capabilities. Clearly communicate results to colleagues and to the external scientific community through presentations and publications in leading journals. What You Need: Candidates must currently hold a PhD OR receive a PhD by fall of 2021. Degree should be in the life sciences, preferably immunology, cell biology or microbiology, with fluency in immunological principles and infectious diseases Proficient in PBMC isolation, tissue culture, multiparameter flow cytometry, intracellular cytokine analysis (ICS), ELISPOT, multiplex assay platforms and assay development Ability to work with viruses, bacteria and potentially infectious samples from humans and animals (BSL-2) Motivated to solve complex problems by undertaking innovative approaches anding state-of-the-art technologies. Excellent oral and written communication skills It’s Great If You Have: Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with peers within and across departments Effective organizational and multi-tasking skills Experience training and mentoring junior scientists Working knowledge using standard data analysis tools such as FlowJo, Graph Pad Prism etc., and Microsoft programs. We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we ‘follow the science’ and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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 … 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. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth. INVENT. IMPACT. INSPIRE. mrlpostdoc US and Puerto Rico Residents Only: If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement OFCCP EEO Supplement OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. Employee Status: Regular Relocation: Domestic/International VISA Sponsorship: Yes Travel Requirements: Flexible Work Arrangements: Shift: Valid Driving License: Hazardous Material(s): Number of Openings: 1 Requisition ID:R93802 Job Information Job ID: Location: Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Cellular Immunology in Vaccine Development Company Name: Merck Job Function: Other Job Type: Full-Time Apply Now