Senior Scientist; Sterile Liquid Commercialization Job

West Point, PA, US
August 24 2017
Organization Type
Senior Scientist; Sterile Liquid Commercialization-PRO015975


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 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.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced product development Scientist/Engineer to join Sterile Liquid Commercialization (SLC) supporting sterile/liquid process development. The group is based out of West Point, PA.

SLC is responsible for process development, process scale-up, registration support, and launch support for Merck’s sterile drug products. SLC develops formulation and filling processes for sterile pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and biologics programs starting at Phase II and extending through initial years of product launch. SLC also supports life cycle management opportunities and significant process improvements for commercial sterile products.

The person in this role will have the opportunity to:

- Develop robust and scalable manufacturing processes while minimizing time to launch

- Design and execute product and process development studies for sterile/liquid products

- Implement process improvements to reduce cost structure and enhance robustness

- Oversee preparation of materials for clinical trials and stability studies by collaborating with an internal and external network of pilot plants and manufacturing facilities.

- Actively participate in tech transfer of processes to commercial supply sites

- Support execution of validation lots and contribute to regulatory filing documentation

- Lead as a technical expert and scientific contributor; coaching other employees on scientific/technical concepts

- Lead in creating, sharing, and adopting best practices and business process strategies

- Travel to global and domestic research and manufacturing sites as required

- Participate on project teams and working groups



- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or related-field with a minimum of 6 years of experience; or Master's degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience; or Ph.D. with less than 1 year of experience.


- Prior experience with the development and commercialization of sterile products and/ or vaccines and/or biologics

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: Process Engineering

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): N/A

Company Trade Name:Merck

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