Senior Scientist, Vaccines Analytical Development Job

West Point, PA, US
October 02 2017
Organization Type
Senior Scientist, Vaccines Analytical Development-BIO004897


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.

We are seeking a Ph.D. level scientist to join our Vaccine Analytical Development team located in West Point, PA as a Sr. Scientist. This incumbent should have expert knowledge in separation sciences especially Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) with applications to large biomolecules such as viruses, lipid nanoparticles, polymers, proteins, DNA/RNA. Responsibilities include:

- Developing, optimizing, implementing CE-based assays for recombinant proteins, lipid nanoparticles, conjugate & live-virus-based vaccines

- Proactively applying CE technology to better characterize complex vaccines

- collaborating in a fast-paced, integrated, multidisciplinary team environment

- Providing technical guidance to other scientists

- Preparing technical documents to support regularoty submissions



- Ph. D. in Analytical Chemistry or a closely-related field.


- In-depth knowledge and understanding of Capillary Electrophoresis and other common separation methods (UPLC, HPLC) demonstrated by publications

- Strong scientific & technical leadership skills

- Basic understanding of biochemical based assays such as SDS PAGE gel, Western Plot, and PCR

- Excellent verbal & written communication skills

- Strong awareness of industry / regulatory trends

- Knowledge of emerging technologies


- Ph. D. thesis focused on developing noval CE method or applying CE method to solve biochemical problems

- Experience with viruses, lipids, RNA and DNA separation and characterization

- Understanding of GMP as applied to analytical requirement

- Experience with lab automation

- Supervisory experience

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-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: BSL2 Virus

Company Trade Name:Merck

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