Principal Scientist, Neuroscience

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Job Details Full-timeEstimated: $140,000 – $180,000 a year2 hours ago Benefits – Health insurance Qualifications – Leadership – Communication skills – Clinical development – Drug discovery – Doctoral degree Full Job Description Job Description Job Description: We are seeking a highly motivated and accomplished Principal Scientist with expertise in neuropsychiatric disorders to join our Neuroscience group at our Company West Point Site. This exciting role will allow a talented scientist to work closely with colleagues from numerous functional areas (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Genetics/Genomics, DMPK, Safety, Commercial, Clinical, Medical affairs, etc.) and lead projects through multiple stages of preclinical and clinical development. The successful candidate should have in-depth knowledge and subject matter expertise in neuroscience drug discovery, particularly in the area of neuropsychiatric disorders. The primary responsibilities include leading a team of laboratory scientists as well as guiding project teams to advance drug discovery programs from target validation through candidate selection and clinical proof of concept studies. In this role, the candidate will be expected to not only work with internal teams but also accelerate drug discovery programs through effective collaboration with key stakeholders outside our Company, such as biotech companies, academic collaborators, and CROs. Education Minimum Requirements: PhD with at least 8 years of experience in neuroscience and neuropsychiatric disorders, preferably in industry. Required Experience and Skills: Strong track record of scientific accomplishment in the field of neuroscience evidenced by publications in high quality peer reviewed scientific journals In-depth knowledge in neuroscience drug discovery, especially in the field of neuropsychiatric disorders Demonstrated by track record of advancing multiple drug discovery programs from target validation through clinical candidate selection and supporting early clinical development Highly effective collaborator with both internal teams and external partners (e.g. CROs, academic investigators, and biotech companies) Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a recognized ability to positively influence team decision Preferred Experience and Skills: Demonstrate proficiency in both Neuroscience and Genomics Experience with the state-of-the-art technologies e.g. scOmics, CRISPR/Cas9, siRNA, and iPSCderived cellular system Experience with different drug modalities such as small molecule, biologics, and gene therapy Our Human Health Division maintains a ‘patient first, profits later’ ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide 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. NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS 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 toing 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. US and Puerto Rico Residents Only: If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at Show full job description Apply Now