Merck Associate Scientist, Sterile and Specialty Products in Kenilworth, New Jersey
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.
Sterile and Specialty Products (SSP) group is responsible for developing non-oral dosage forms (injections, implants, inhaled, ocular) for small, intermediate, and large molecules from preclinical toxicology studies to commercialization. Our development teams ensure robust composition, primary packaging/ device, and process selection through deep fundamental understanding and characterization such that the process is scalable without compromising stability, safety, efficacy, and delivery. During development, we leverage smart experimental design, cutting edge analytical tools, and predictive approaches to inform molecule, formulation and process selection. In summary, our team enables the translation of preclinical candidates into non-oral drug products.
The successful candidate will be a passionate scientist with strong academic fundamentals and a drive to develop new medicines to improve human health. In this role, the individual will be responsible for supporting the formulation development of new biological/ chemical entities as part of a matrix team from initial first in human formulations to commercialization.
Develops and applies basic principles and scientific concepts to execute work in a laboratory or pilot plant environment to develop sterile drug products.
Builds capability to support manufacturing operations in GXP environments.
Executes routine experiments and data interpretation with appropriate technical guidance.
Ability to operate and trouble shoot equipment and processes.
Capable of learning practical laboratory/pilot plant skills and fundamental scientific principles to utilize as part of their daily responsibilities.
Can understand overall project timelines to manage prioritization of individual contributor deliverables with appropriate supervision.
Works well with others in collaborative team environments.
Take initiative, motivated to excel, have a strong technical background, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Builds awareness of relevant new and current technologies to grow as a pharmaceutical scientist.
Minimum required education:
B.S. degree in Chemical/ Biochemical/ Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science or related field. ( (or an expected graduation date by June 2022)
Required Experience and Skills:
Ability to learn and apply new scientific principles to execution of daily responsibilities.
Demonstrated ability to collate and conduct basic data analysis.
Prior experience with Microsoft Office.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Prior experience in a laboratory environment.
Passion to learn and develop as a pharmaceutical scientist.
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. 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., Rahway, 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 …
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.
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Requisition ID: R188930