Associate Scientist

Kenilworth, NJ, US
April 05 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: BIO005111

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. 

At Merck, the Upstream Process Development and Engineering group within the Biologics Process Development and Clinical Manufacturing Department is responsible for developing upstream processes supporting both early and late stage biologics, as well as transferring these processes within internal and external manufacturing networks.  Our department is seeking a highly motivated scientist to support the development of high-yield and robust cell culture process to be utilized for the production of biopharmaceuticals.  

Main responsibilities include:

  • Perform cell culture laboratory work (shake flasks and bioreactors).
  • Design and perform experiments for cell culture process and media optimization.
  • Contribute to process development and optimization. 



  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or other related Biological Sciences.


  • Experience in aseptic handling of mammalian cell cultures. 
  • Experience in media and buffer preparations.
  • Good laboratory skills and basic skills in data analysis. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment.


  • Experience with the operations of microbioreactors and bench-top bioreactors.
  • Understanding of process scale-up and tech transfer. 
  • Experience with bioreactor characterizations. 

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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