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Merck Scientist in West Point, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.

Biologics and Vaccines Analytics (BVA), our Manufacturing Division is responsible for the commercialization of large molecule (vaccines, biologics) analytical techniques from Phase III through launch and transfer to supply as well as in-line analytical support to enable world-wide robust vaccine and biologics availability. This team is highly motivated, fast-paced and focused on the rapid advancement of our Company’s large molecule pipeline, plus growth of existing products.

This position will influence all stages of late stage development, validation, transfers and life-cycle management of methods supporting our Company’s inline products.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for development and validation of analytical methods for vaccine batch release.

  • Responsible for transfer of analytical methods to commercial quality laboratories.

  • Responsible for execution of analytical methods to support process development and characterization.

  • Authoring required technical documentation including protocols, reports and SOPs.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor of Science in biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology, or equivalent bio-related science with 2+ years of relevant industry experience

  • Master of Sciencein biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology, or equivalent bio-related science with 2+ years of relevant industry experience

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with method development.

  • Experience with general biochemical methods such as immunochemistry, protein chemistry and/or enzyme assays.

  • Experience with large molecules such as vaccines or biologics.

  • Understanding of GMPs as applied to the laboratory environment.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively identify and communicate risks.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with immunoassay and/or (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) ELISA assay development.

  • At least 2 years working experience in a cGMP laboratory environment in the area of large molecules (vaccines, biologics).

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .





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Requisition ID: R36553