Analytical, Senior Scientist, ACDS-SAS Job

Lexington, MA, US
July 06 2017
Organization Type
Analytical, Senior Scientist, ACDS-SAS-CHE005388


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 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.

The Supply Analytical Sciences (SAS) organization of Analytical Chemistry Development and Supply (ACDS) is seeking to fill a Senior Scientist level position responsible for execution of strategies and scientific solutions to enable uninterrupted supply of our products to patients.  This organization is within the analytical center of excellence for Supply that provides innovative analytical solutions for the global Merck Manufacturing Network.  We're looking for a motivated individual interested in applying innovative analytical characterization technologies to enhance our scientific problem solving capabilities and in collaborating with partners across the Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD) network.

In this role, the Senior Scientist will provide analytical support for process validation stage and commercial in-line products. The individual will be responsible to execute test method transfers and protocols to assess API and drug product performance, quality, and stability.  This position will be responsible for execution of testing performed internally as well as coordination of testing performed at external contract facilities. The individual will participate in initiatives supporting regulatory filings, manufacturing investigations, method modernizations and general analytical life-cycle activities.  The analytical scientist is accountable for critical interpretation of data and presenting findings for review at team meetings.  The analytical scientist will act as a steward for specific products with integrated support from the full analytical team.  The work is highly collaborative and requires excellent communication skills and a desire to be part of a team. The ideal candidate will be well versed in materials characterization and structure elucidation and be proficient in HPLC and spectroscopic techniques. Other capabilities include experience in solid state characterization including particle size, thermal, and XRPD analyses.

Candidates should have a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience and the necessary educational background in chemistry and/or pharmaceutical sciences. Motivation to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions is essential.



- BS with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in chemistry or a related field of study OR MS with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in chemistry or a related field of study


- The candidate for this role should be well versed in a broad scope of analytical testing techniques such as HPLC or IR or MS or NMR or particle size distribution


- Prior experience working in a GMP laboratory.

- Preferred to have Structure elucidation, materials characterization, and/or solid state analysis

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: Chemistry

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Chemistry

Primary Location: NA-US-MA-Lexington

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: Dry ice, chemicals typical to an analytical lab.

Company Trade Name:Merck

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