Scientist - GMP Laboratories Job

Employer
Merck
Location
West Point, PA, US
Posted
October 12 2017
Discipline
Other
Organization Type
Pharma
Requisition ID: BIO004958

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. 




Applications are sought for a motivated and experienced Scientist to join the BioChemistry Lab of the GMP Laboratories group within Vaccine Bioprocess Research and Development in West Point, PA. Primary responsibilities of this position include biochemical assay (chromatography) testing in support of the release and stability of drug substance and drug product clinical supplies for vaccine and biologics clinical candidates. Specific duties include:




  • Performing assays to measure BSL1 and BSL2 products and process residuals under cGMP conditions

  • Authoring cGMP SOPs and analytical method procedures 

  • Authoring and executing analytical method qualification protocols

  • Actively participating in routine lab maintenance activities

  • Authoring and performing instrument validation documents and activities, respectively 

  • Activities may require flexible scheduling for occasional shift work

Qualifications

Education: 




  • MS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline OR BS  degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline with a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience


Required: 




  • Knowledge, understanding, and experience performing biochemical assays 

  • Formal training and experience with analytical instrumentation (e.g. HPLC)

  • Experience with viral vaccines 


Preferred:




  • Formal training and experience with cGMP expectations, electronic notebooks, electronic data repositories, instrument validation, and SOPs

  • Committed to working in a collaborative manner across functional areas 

  • Fast learner with an attention to details 

  • Effective written and oral communication skills 

  • Effective organization to multi-task and manage multiple projects 

  • Possess sound experimental design, data processing, and interpretation skills

  • Knowledge of analytical method development and transfer to GMP labs 



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. 


 


If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.


  


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