Specialist, Quality Control Job

Elkton, VA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: LAB000697

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


The Specialist role


1 – 4 laboratory technicians.  


•Performs second person review
for analytical data such as IR, UV, VIS, GC, HPLC, and UPLC as well as
titrations and other physical and chemical tests. 

•Performs analytical testing in
the Quality Control laboratory on a variety of samples including drug substance,
drug products, and/or incoming materials. Prevalent techniques include HPLC,
UPLC, GC, sub-visible particles, titrations, and others

•Ensures test data is accurate
and all work is Right-First-Time.

•Works closely with laboratory
team members to ensure the highest levels of GMP compliance and inspection

•Routinely participates in
laboratory related activities such as qualification, report writing, deviation
investigations, training, and others. Must be able to work independently in an
open team environment and have strong problem solving and communication skills.

•This position will be
responsible for assisting with laboratory GMP activities by performing
instrument calibrations, instrument troubleshooting, laboratory atypical result
investigations, inspection preparations (external agency, internal GMP,
housekeeping}, MMD GDL compliance support, and sample flow management.

•Capable of interacting with and
understanding various data acquisition/management software and Laboratory
Information Management Systems.

•Works a rotating 12 hour shift



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. 


Education Minimum Requirement:
• Minimum: Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or other relevant discipline.

Required Experience and Skills:
• Testing experience with ANY of the following: HPLC, GC, UV, and/or IR.

• Time management and strong communication skills.
• Strong problem solving and laboratory-related software application skills.

• Applicant must be able to work independently in an open and diverse team environment.

• Capable of working shift work. (12 hour rotating shift that will require day/night and weekend work).

Preferred Experience and Skills:
• Minimum 2 years experience in a pharmaceutical testing laboratory.
• Experience in a professional environment with any of the following: Quality Control, Quality Assurance and/or cGMP experience

• Supervisory experience

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


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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job: Quality Lab Related
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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