Merck KGaA

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Director, Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology (all genders)

A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.

Your role:

You will have a leading position in the global organization of Discovery Pharmacology leading a department of highly skilled and engaged scientists in the area of molecular and cellular pharmacology. You will coordinate the development and implementation of a wide range of in vitro screening approaches for the discovery and characterization of drug candidates. You will evaluate and select the most promising hit finding and characterization approaches for discovery projects and implement the necessary innovative technologies.

Who you are:

  • Ph.D. in biology, chemistry or equivalent natural or medical sciences.
  • Overall 5+ years of experience in pharma or biotech.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and thoughtful leadership allow you to build strong relations and collaborations.
  • Track record in in vitro pharmacology support of discovery portfolio from hit identification to lead optimization.
  • Experience in biochemical and cellular high throughput screening, lab robotic and automation and data analytics.
  • Understanding of drug discovery especially in the areas of immunology and immuno-oncology.
  • Experience in multiple modalities including small molecules, biologics and novel modalities such as degrader molecules.
  • Passion in driving technology innovation; experience in strategic planning and external collaborations.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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