Director Job

Rahway, NJ, US
October 11 2017
Organization Type


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 Analytical R&D department within Merck Research Laboratories is seeking applicants for a Director position. Reporting to Executive Director of Analytical Chemistry Project Teams, the successful applicant would direct the analytical development and registration of new Merck drug products from an API perspective, and act as people manager of a group of up to 15 senior and associate level laboratory scientists that perform analytical development. The Director would manage a portfolio of projects within the group, providing strategic scientific and regulatory oversight and resources for executing on API development plans and serving partners/customers. He/she would be accountable for the growth/career development and performance of direct reports. In addition, the director would initiate and lead initiatives related to technical and innovation strategies, compliance, and/or other business improvements.



- More than 8 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry within chemistry, analytical chemistry or related field with a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field, OR 15 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry within chemistry, analytical chemistry or related field. with a B.S. in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field


- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creativity, strong leadership/interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions are essential


- Understanding of internal & external regulatory landscape & impact on scientific decision making

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:Dir, Chemistry

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: Discovery & Development Compounds

Company Trade Name:Merck

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