Laboratory Supervisor

Las Piedras, PR
May 17 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: QUA007454

The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its 125-year legacy. With a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and
animal health products, 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 globe.

This position is responsible for the supervision, technical support and testing coordination of the different duties on the Finished Product/Stability Laboratory. Is responsible for the training of the laboratory employees on Merck, Las Piedras analytical techniques and regulatory rules applicable to the laboratory. Also, reports to the IPT Analytical Laboratory Lead. And is responsible for the department in the absence of the IPT Analytical Laboratory Lead. In addition, directly supervises employees in the Finished Product/Stability Laboratory Department. The position also carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

The position is based in Merck Las Piedras and does not include relocation assistance. This position will be assigned to the third shift, during weekdays and/or weekends.



- Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences with concentration in Chemistry.
- PR Chemist license, required.
- Minimum of five (5) years experience in an analytical laboratory.
- Must have ability to evaluate analytical results in order to determine possible failures and assure product purity, strength and quality.
- Computer skills, analytical abilities and analytical instrumentation knowledge a must.
- Extensive knowledge of cGMP’s and laboratory operations required.
- Must be fully bilingual (English and Spanish, oral and written).
- Explosive License, preferred.
- Must be available to work third shift, weekdays and/or weekends.

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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Quality Lab Related
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): Other (see Work Schedule)
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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