Thursday, September 15, 2016

Job posting: medicinal chemist, Merck, South San Francisco, CA

Via Twitter, 5 openings: 
Merck is currently seeking exceptional Chemists for positions within the Discovery Chemistry Departments located at our South San Francisco, CA site. 
- Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of (7) years experience in Chemistry
- Master's Degree with a minimum of (4) years experience in Chemistry
- Ph.D. in Chemistry 
Required Experience:
- Experience in methodology/catalysis, total synthesis, Chemical Biology, or Physical Organic Chemistry is required, along with a proven track record of solving complex problems.
Here's the link. Best wishes to those interested. 


  1. Ironic considering they just let 50 or so chemists in NJ go....

    1. What irony? Everyone knows all the good chemists and biotech companies are in SF and Cambridge. There's no credible science done elsewhere.

    2. I don't blame them... sometimes you have to trim the fat.

  2. There are 5 positions available, but I would like to know the ratio of the total number of applicants:openings (e.g. 2000 applications for 5 positions?)

  3. I applied to these positions in mid-September, and even wrote Dr. Northrup a follow-up email inquiring about the status of my application, and never got a reply...


looks like Blogger doesn't work with anonymous comments from Chrome browsers at the moment - works in Microsoft Edge, or from Chrome with a Blogger account - sorry! CJ 3/21/20