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Merck Quality Laboratory Analyst in Elkton, Virginia

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Performs analytical testing in the Quality Control laboratory on a variety of samples including drug substance, drug products, and/or incoming materials. Prevalent techniques include HPLC, UPLC, ICP, ELISA, Gels, titrations, and others. Ensures test data is accurate and all work is Right-First-Time. Works closely with laboratory team members to ensure the highest levels of GMP compliance and inspection readiness. Routinely participates in laboratory related activities such as second person review validation, qualification, report writing, deviation investigations, training, and others. Must be able to work independently in an open team environment and have strong problem solving and communication skills. This position will be responsible for assisting with laboratory GMP activities by performing instrument calibrations, instrument troubleshooting, laboratory atypical result investigations, inspection preparations (external agency, internal GMP, housekeeping}, manufacturing guideline compliance support, and sample flow management. Capable of interacting with and understanding various data acquisition/management software and Laboratory Information Management Systems.

Education Minimum Requirement :

  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or other relevant discipline.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Applicant must be able to work independently in an open and diverse team environment.

  • Time management and strong communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving and laboratory-related software application skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Quality Control, Quality Assurance and/or cGMP experience.

  • A minimum of 2 years pharmaceutical /chemical/ molecular biology testing experience.

  • Experience with Micro-pipetting techniques

  • Experience with ELISAs

  • Experience with HPLCs

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Title: Quality Laboratory Analyst

Primary Location: NA-US-VA-Elkton

Requisition ID: QUA008949