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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Scientist, Analytical Validation Project Management (Hybrid)




West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Analytical Research and Development at our company's Research Laboratories is seeking a scientist with extensive experience in validation of large molecule release and stability methods, to join our Large Molecule Analytical Validation team. The primary responsibility is to manage validation and transfer of analytical test methods in the biologics and vaccines portfolio within our company's global network. You will work closely with groups in our Research & Development Division Biologics and Vaccines Analytical Research and Development, Global Quality and Regulatory Affairs-CMC to ensure that methods are validated to current regulatory standards and in place at their testing site, to support commercialization of our company's large molecule products. You will also be expected to support authoring of relevant sections of global regulatory filings.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Apply project management tools to support validation and transfer activities for pipeline commercialization and inline supply projects.

  • Manage and serve as primary point of contact for internal/external labs in analytical method validation and transfer activities

  • Maintain timelines; manage review and approval of validation and transfer protocols and reports; assist labs with sample/consumable logistics in support of validation and transfer

  • Communicate effectively across functions and departments to assist management and governance teams in risk escalation, issue management and mitigation plan development.

  • Support subject matter experts and regulatory colleagues in authoring of relevant regulatory submission analytical sections.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum education required:

  • Education & experience: Bachelor's degree in Bio - Engineering, bio –related science or related-field with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience or Master's degree with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in analytical development or quality control

Required experience and skills:

  • Project management experience tracking, supporting and communicating timely delivery of milestones.

  • Ability to work independently and within cross-functional teams, in-person and remotely.

  • Strong knowledge and experience in application of current Good Manufacturing Practices to analytical activities within a quality management system

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using project management, validation and EDMS solutions (e.g. scheduling tools, PowerBI, Kneat, Trackwise)

  • Knowledge in current major market regulatory frameworks and prior experience in preparing regulatory submissions in common technical document format.


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Requisition ID:R256431