Senior Scientist - Analytical High Throughput Core Facility

Kenilworth, NJ, US
May 15 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: BIO005146

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. 


Position Description:


Sr. Scientist - Analytical High Throughput Core Facility


The high throughput core facility is looking for a highly motivated scientist who has extensive high throughput protein purification and automated liquid handling experience to implement analytical methods in support of cell line development, process, and DS/DP for biologics development.


This includes state of the art analytical characterization and method development of mAbs, mAb fragments, Fc fusions, and other modalities.


The preferred candidate will be an experienced scientist who has in depth understanding of ICH, EMA and FDA guidelines for CQA of biologics drug substances and drug products.


The candidate will be expected to have strong organizational and communication skills. 


The successful candidate will have the ability to work in large, multidisciplinary development teams.



Position Qualifications:


Education Minimum Requirement:


BS degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology or related discipline with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or an MS degree with a minimum of 4 years of related experience, or a PhD degree.


Required Experience and Skills:

  • Independently plan and execute experiments to support a large sample size and generate reports within a specified timeline;
  • Exercise sound technical judgment to solve a wide range of complex scientific problems and interpret scientific findings;
  • Deep and broad knowledge of trouble shooting and maintaining equipment including TECAN and UPLC/HPLC;
  • A minimum 1 year of hands-on experience with TECAN or other liquid handling systems and UPLC/HPLC systems;
  • Solid, proven hands on experience in high throughput protein purification method and in-depth and broad knowledge of small scale column chromatography;
  • Proven track record of protein attributes analysis (titer, aggregation, N-glycan, etc.)
  • Experience working with MS Excel and Waters Empower;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in protein analytical method development
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry

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: Biologics, Vaccines, Analytical Formulat
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

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