The Cardio-metabolic Disease therapeutic area within Discovery
Research at our Company is seeking to recruit an Associate
Principal Scientist that is highly motivated and with a track
record of experience in identifying, validating and advancing drug
targets to treat cardiometabolic and chronic inflammatory diseases.
The location will be the preclinical research laboratories at our
new state of the art facility in the South San Francisco Bay Area,
where you will be able to participate in a vibrant culture
connecting world leading academic and biotech research centers.
Beyond local connections, you will also be able to supplement your
research activities by taking advantage of the technologies and
capabilities of our Company's network of sites.
+ The successful candidate is expected to show a high degree of
independence to conduct experiments in the laboratory and provide
scientific and strategic input into the target portfolio,
preclinical animal models and their in vivo applications supporting
+ The individual will be expected to champion and launch new
initiatives and drive innovation.
+ The individual may also lead Discovery programs up to entry
into preclinical development and participate on early and late
development teams, informing on preclinical studies to support
+ The individual should be highly self-motivated, possess strong
in vivo experimental and technical skills, have strong written and
oral communication skills, and be able to work productively in a
collaborative and cross functional team environment within and
outside of our Research & Development Division **.**
+ Relevant areas of training may include one or more of the
following: metabolism, signaling transduction, immunology and
+ PhD degree in biomedical research or related discipline.
+ Postdoctoral training and minimum 3 years additional work
+ Experience in one or more of the following disease areas;
cardiometabolic diseases, chronic inflammation and fibrosis
+ Demonstrate aptitude for independent research, including
disease model development and in vivo characterization of
+ Ability to present clear and compelling scientific case
+ Skilled in genetic and induced rodent disease model
development and their application in novel target and
pharmaceutical agent validation.
+ Working experience in metabolic and inflammatory pathways.
+ Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
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 ...**
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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
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