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Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology, we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.
We are seeking a Principal Scientist to join our Vaccine Analytical Research and Development team located in West Point, PA. In this role, an individual will work closely with the group Director to define group strategy and lead a team of scientists in solving complex analytical problems to facilitate vaccine process and formulation development. We are looking for a team player with strong leadership skills and ability and passion for mentoring and working along with others in a laboratory setting. Applicants must have effective organizational and multi-tasking skills, have demonstrated excellent scientific leadership, and have superior written and oral communications skills. A track record of delivering impactful solutions to complex problems, and evidence of strong cross-functional collaboration is expected. Experience leading small groups of technical personnel, leading projects, and defining group or departmental strategy will aid in distinguishing candidates. An established reputation for scientific excellence supported by publications and external presentations is expected.
Education Minimum Requirements:
- Ph.D. in analytical chemistry/biochemistry or related field with a minimum of 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, M.S. in analytical chemistry/biochemistry or related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, or B.S. in analytical chemistry/biochemistry or related field with a minimum of 14 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Required Experience and Skills:
- Demonstrated ability to develop talent through good mentoring skills.
- Demonstrated ability for taking initiative, creativity and innovation in problem solving.
- Productivity and efficiency working in the laboratory.
- Extensive experience with chromatography method development.
- Strong ability to deliver complex objectives under aggressive timelines in a rapidly changing environment.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
- Established scientific reputation supported by publications and external presentations.
- Experience in analysis of biologics (e.g., Size Exclusion Chromatography, Capillary Electrophoresis)
- Familiar with ICH guideline of analytical procedure validation and transfer.
- Experience working in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulated environment.
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.
Who we are ...
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD 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.
What we look for ...
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.
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