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Merck Senior Scientist in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

Our company is currently seeking an exceptional individual for a technical leadership position within the Supply Analytical Sciences (SAS) - Analytical Chemistry in Development and Supply (ACDS) organization located at Rahway, NJ, or West Point, PA, USA.

The successful candidate will be joining a group of innovative scientists with broad deliverables ranging from API and Drug Product troubleshooting to drive lead-time reduction and efficiency gains in promotion of our company’s World Class Supplier and Operationalizing Quality goals.

Position Description:

The Senior Scientist position is a laboratory-based scientific track role in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment. The incumbent will be expected to influence external sites in our Company’s world-wide Manufacturing network in identifying, implementing, and troubleshooting laboratory test methods and workflows as well as material for ensuring compliant, robust, and approachable supply.

The incumbent will:

  • Author analytical procedures, development and validation protocols and reports, technical reports, experimental designs, regulatory submission documents, etc.

  • Perform investigations with strong technical troubleshooting skills.

  • Provide documentation/technical input during inspections and audits (Regulatory and Internal) and have a working knowledge of data integrity.

  • The colleague will also be accountable for technical training of staff, as needed, on analytical techniques and problem solving.

  • A strong technical background with excellent problem‑solving skills, solid influence abilities, strong knowledge of cGMP and Data Integrity are considered important, as these will be key attributes necessary to facilitate the ability to influence change in efforts to realize Our Company’s World Class Supply vision.

Position Qualifications :

Education:

  • MS in Chemistry or related discipline with 5 years of relevant pharmaceutical development knowledge or PhD in Analytical Chemistry or related discipline.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of analytical techniques used in commercial testing of raw materials, intermediates, and drug substances.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as flexibility to work in a dynamic environment (internal and external communications)

  • Demonstrate strong interactive skills with flexibility in dealing with different cultures

  • Self-motivated to take ownership and accountability of issues and drive them to completion.

  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes and develop appropriate plans for managing risks.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Have working knowledge of developing various analytical techniques (e.g., chromatography, and spectroscopy) and product specification to promote drug substance development and registration.

  • Have a fundamental knowledge of synthetic (organic) chemistry.

  • Have working knowledge of API development and commercialization.

  • Have knowledge working with contract manufacture organizations and/or contract research organizations

  • Knowledge working in cross-functional teams.

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

We are known as Our Company., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and Our Company everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

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What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Flex Time, Remote Work

Shift:

Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

No

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID: R128770

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