Scientist, Bio & Vacc Formul (4 positions)

Merck USA - West Point, PA4.1

30+ days agoFull-time
Requisition ID: BIO005202

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 is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting immuno - assay method development for vaccines in clinical development. The candidate will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Execute GMP and non - GMP testing immunoassay testing using new or existing analytical procedures.
  • Develop and / or optimize analytical assays and procedures under the guidance of technical supervisor.
  • Execute routine testing, method qualifications, validations and robustness studies.
  • Ensure all work is documented in a clear, concise and timely manner. Documentation may include notebooks, technical reports, SOPs and Assay Procedures, and Development Memos as needed.
  • Critical reagent screening and qualification
  • Work in a team atmosphere in close collaboration with the analytical, formulation, process development, clinical manufacturing, operations groups, and compliance.
  • Communicate test results in a timely manner.
  • Communicate atypical and out of specification test results according to the appropriate departmental procedures.
  • Provide area support to ensure a cGMP testing environment when applicable.
  • Provide area support to ensure a safe working environment is maintained.
  • Support routine laboratory maintenance activities including cleaning, instrument calibrations, inventory updates and ordering.


Education Minimum Requirement:
  • B.S. or M.S. in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or related field with 1 - 5 years experience.

Required Experience and Skills:
  • At least 1 - 3 years of work experience in a pharmaceutical, biotech or academic setting
  • At least 1 year prior experience running immunoassays
  • Experience with method development
  • Experience working in a GMP or GLP environment
  • Experience with HPLC, immunoassay, biochemical testing or related analytical work

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Experience with second person review of GMP documents.
  • Experience with electronic notebook systems
  • Experience with vaccine development
  • Experience working in a team based setting

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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