Scientist, Biologics Pilot Plant, Engineering Infrastructure/Equipment Support

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: BIO004949

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 sought for a scientist/engineering position in Merck Research Lab’s (MRL) Biologics Pilot Plant (BPP). The candidate will perform various activities in support of equipment maintenance and engineering. The candidate will participate in a wide range of activities including, but not limited to: scheduling equipment calibrations, managing qualified equipment inventories, supporting equipment validation activities, reviewing and approving change management documentation, providing engineering guidance during troubleshooting events, ensuring GMP status of equipment and facilities, conducting equipment Lock Out / Tag Out, submitting equipment and facility work orders, conducting small capital projects, evaluating new technologies and equipment for potential use in the area, and supporting environmental and safety initiatives. A good understanding of the regulatory guidelines governing GMP operations is important. Candidate is expected to work in a team atmosphere in close collaboration with plant personnel, facility engineering and maintenance, Quality, environmental, and safety groups. Some overtime (including weekends) will be required as well as carrying an on-call phone to support off-hour manufacturing.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Biological Sciences with a minimum of three (3) years of industry experience, OR a Master's Sciences Degree in Engineering or Biological Sciences.

  • Previous experience supporting equipment and/or facilities for manufacturing or laboratory areas.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong organizational, planning, and communication 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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