Associate Scientist, Engineering Job

West Point, PA, US
October 11 2017
Organization Type
Associate Scientist, Engineering-PRO016178


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.

Sterile & Liquid Commercialization (SLC) group, based out of West Point, PA is responsible for product development, process scale-up, registration support, and launch support for Merck Sterile products. This group is responsible for the formulation/filling processes for sterile small molecule pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and therapeutic proteins starting at Phase II and extending through the first few years of launch optimization.

Reporting to a Director in SLC, responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

- Perform product and process development studies for sterile/liquid products.

- Participate on and lead project teams and working groups.

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

- Implement process improvements to reduce product cost structure.

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

- Participate in transfer of processes to commercial supply sites

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

- Evaluate new technologies related to pharmaceutical processing.



- Bachelor's/Masters degree in Pharmaceutical, Engineering, or related discipline


- 0+ years of directly related experience in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company


Knowledge of cGMP and typical unit operations for the manufacture of drug products.

- Experience in process optimization, scale-up and technology transfer of drug products to pilot/commercial.

- Experience in Design of Experiment (DoE) and statistical data analysis.

- Competency in technical writing.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that enable effective management and resolution of complex, project-related issues involving collaborations with multiple functional areas.

- Analytical problem solving skills

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:Assoc. Scientist, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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