Merck & Co., Inc
West Point, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
February 26 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


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.


West Point, PA
Job # BIO005388

Applications are sought for a Sr. Scientist position in MRL's Bioprocess Clinical Manufacturing and Technology (BCMT). The individual will support pilot-scale campaigns for the GMP manufacture of bulk biologic (vaccines and therapeutic proteins) clinical supplies.

Primary responsibilities include:

- United Steel Workers Union (USW) supervisory support for the Biologics Support Operations (BSO) organization and technical support of the Media Buffer Preparation (MBP), Sterile Supply, Weigh and Dispense (W&D), and Warehouse Mgmt areas of BSO.

- A good understanding of the USW Collective Bargaining Agreement is important and an excellent understanding of the regulatory guidelines governing GMP manufacture is required.

Secondary responsibilities include:

- Responsibility for providing technical manufacturing support in the field of engineering and equipment maintenance (e.g. LOTO), day-to-day engineering support for assigned area within the clinical vaccine bulk manufacturing pilot plant, support and monitoring of equipment performance and maintenance, propose & develop equipment and facility improvements and troubleshoot process equipment to ensure reliable, compliant and efficient operations, actively ensure the GMP quality, safety, environmental, and operating cost goals are achieved, a good understanding of the regulatory guidelines governing GMP operations

- Candidate is expected to work in a team atmosphere in close collaboration with Process Development groups, Facility Engineering, Raw Material and Culture Media Release, Procurement, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical R&D and outside vendors. Some overtime (including weekends) will be required as well as carrying an on-call phone to support off-hour manufacturing.

- Candidate may participate in a range of activities including, but not limited to SOP development and support of new IT initiatives.


Education Minimum Requirement:
- BS / MS in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, or Business Management with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and at least 1 year of supervisory experience are required.

Required Experience and Skills:
- Experience with labor management and strong organizational, planning, and communication skills are required.
- Previous experience in processing of biologicals is preferred.
- Ability to work independently and in a team-environment are both expected.
- Leadership experience is preferred; the ability to take initiative without direction is strongly preferred.

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

To be considered for this position, please visit our career site at, search jobs, create a profile and submit your resume for requisition #BIO005388 to:

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