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Associate Scientist

Job Description

Our Development team ensure production can be scaled up whilst remaining stable, effective, deliverable and safe. Following formulation, cutting edge computer modelling techniques are used to simulate outcomes and, if successful, PKPD and toxicity studies bring the science one step closer to giving hope to patients.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and developing sterile products for small molecule, peptide, oligonucleotide, and biologic drugs for injectable and ophthalmic routes of administration. Primary duties to support both early and late stage development candidates will include screening and developing robust drug product composition, developing scalable process and defining primary packaging. The candidate will also be responsible for supporting appropriate compatibility characterization to enable processing of drug product and dosage administration in toxicology and clinical studies. The candidate will build deep fundamental knowledge around the drug product and document experimental findings and conclusions in formulation development reports. Active participation on formulation development and project teams and interfacing and collaborating with key stakeholders to drive project milestones will be required. The candidate will also be responsible for contributing to and championing organizational initiatives and innovation objectives. The candidate should be willing to take initiative, motivated to excel, have a strong technical background, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task, and a strong desire to learn and contribute.

Education Minimum Requirement: 

Bachelors Degree in Chemical/ Biochemical Engineering, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.

Required Experience and Skills**: 

The qualified candidate (Bachelors Degree) should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated scientific creativity, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment with cross-functional interaction.

Preferred Experience and Skills:  

Knowledge of sterile product development, parenteral drug delivery, and process development reflected through academic or industry experience and external publications / patent is preferred.  Course work in modeling, fluid dynamics, chemistry, pharmacokinetics, biochemistry, protein sciences, chemical kinetics, transport phenomenon, polymer chemistry, physical pharmacy is a plus. Experience in formulation/process, definition of critical attributes for process scale-up and analytical development for non-conventional sterile dosage forms including ocular dosage forms or peptide therapeutics, and/or alternate delivery technologies (e.g. hydrogels, emulsions, suspensions, injectable depot) is also a plus.

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.

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

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.

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

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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.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:

1st - Day

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

2

Requisition ID:R6693

Associate Scientist

Kenilworth, NJ
Full Time

Published on 09/18/2019