Senior Scientist Job

Kenilworth, NJ, US
June 15 2017
Organization Type
Senior Scientist-BIO004852


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 125-year legacy. 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.

In this lab based role, the candidate will be responsible for multiple aspects of drug product development of therapeutic proteins, such as monoclonal antibodies, including formulation activities and biochemical and biophysical analytical characterization. The candidate will work in a formulation development group, supporting early and late-stage development, and will support many aspects of product development including formulation screening, process development, and material compatibility. Additional responsibilities include writing technical reports and presenting technical data.



- PhD with a minimum of 0 years' experience, MS with a minimum of 3 years's experience OR a BS with a minimum of 7 years' experience


- Knowledge and experience with chromatography (e.g, SEC, IEX, RP)
- Strong data analysis skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to multitask and prioritize.


- Formulation development experience Experience with automated sample preparation
- Experience with measurements of protein-protein interactions
- Experience with Analytical Ultracentrifugation
- Experience in an industrial pharmaceutical development environment
- Knowledge and experience with biophysical techniques (e.g., CD, DLS, DSC, FTIR, Fluorescence).

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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Job: Biologics, Vaccines, Analytical Formulat

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Bio & Vacc Formul

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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