Thursday, October 6, 2016

Postdoctoral openings: separations postdoc, Merck, Kenilworth, N.J.

From the inbox, a Merck postdoctoral position in Christopher Welch's laboratory:
Position Overview:
As a postdoctoral fellow in the Separations & High Throughput Analysis group within Process Research & Development you will work interactively with a highly collaborative team of scientists from the Analytical Separations, Mass Spectrometry, NMR, Process Research, Discovery and Informatics areas to conceive, design, and perform experiments aimed at the comparative evaluation of different technologies for improved rapid quantitation of unknown compounds at very small scale.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Extensive, hands-on utilization of HPLC-MS, SFC-MS instrumentation as well as alternate detectors such as CAD and CD.
  • Modification and design of laboratory equipment
  • Use of automation and robotics platforms
  • Data interpretation, manuscript preparation, publication and presentation of results
Full posting here. Papers published by Merck postdocs here. (CJ's note: thumbs up.) Best wishes to those interested. 


  1. Seems kind of like being a postdoc in a coal mine or steel mill. Maybe the postdoc will receive training from Merck HR in how to lay people off.

  2. Worst postdoc so far:

  3. I've worked with Chris for many years on ACS matters, and he's always been a very dedicated and reasonable guy. It's worth taking a look if you're interested in the position.

  4. I spent 2 years as a postdoc in Chris’ lab, where I published more than 20 papers and was involved in some very exciting groundbreaking research. A great experience that helped me to prepare me for my current job. Highly recommended!