Posted 22 Nov 2022

Jerusalem, Jerusalem - Israel

Req Id 258646


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 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.


R&D scientist

Your Role:

A new and exciting opportunity has opened in Merck’s Microbiome products department in Jerusalem for an R&D Scientist. We are looking for a highly motivated biologist who will join our versatile team of scientists. In this role you will develop innovative research products and tools for the research community. Your responsibilities will include performing new product ideation, designing, and executing experiments, and leading the projects according to defined objectives. You will be expected to conduct literature search and reviews, write workplans and produce related documents (SOPs, MMFs, product data sheets). You will be encouraged to actively participate in internal and external department meetings to learn from and also to share your knowledge and experience with others.  

Who You Are:

  • Ph.D or M.Sc in life science (M.Sc must have at least 3 years experience in the biotech industry).
  • Microbiology/Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, or equivalent fields.
  • Must have skills:
    • At least 3 years experience in microbiology or cell culture techniques.
    • Experience in molecular biology.
  • Advantageous skills:
    • Experience in microbiome research including samples preparation to extract genomic DNA, NGS library preparation, qPCR, metatrancriptomics.
    • Experience in working with RNA including transcriptomics, sRNAs, single cell RNA sequencing
    • Experience in protein expression and purification and/or enzymatic reactions
    • Experience in imaging techniques
    • Experience in fermentation
  • Highly motivated, well organized and able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level English (high professional level) and Hebrew.


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!

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