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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.
Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
The Analytical Sciences group within Merck Research Laboratories has an opening for an Associate Principal Scientist based in Rahway, NJ. Join us and experience our culture first-hand — one of strong ethics & integrity, diversified experiences, exceptional science and a resounding passion for improving human health through innovative drug delivery technologies and predictive analytical tools. As part of our global team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
In your role as an Associate Principal Scientist, you will be part of a team of Analytical Scientists developing innovative analytical methodologies to enable the development of novel drug products that span a broad array of dosage forms, combination products and modalities through analytical characterization, imaging tools, and data analysis. You would also contribute towards regulatory submissions to enable clinical trials.
Your main responsibilities, which are in no particular order and are by no means complete, include:
Drive solutions to development challenges of solid and sterile drug products for small molecules, peptides and oligonucleotides through active collaboration with cross functional project teams
Design scientific studies to inform the selection of early development and market formulation compositions and manufacturing processes using traditional and novel analytical technologies
Document the execution, procedure, results, and conclusions of experiments and communicate to stakeholders
Develop and implement analytical methods utilized for both formulation development as well as the release and shelf-life assessment of clinical supplies
Co-authorship of IND, IMPD, and NDA/WMA submissions as well as responding to agency questions and interacting with Health Authorities
Strong collaboration with internal stakeholders and partners
Analytical leadership on both drug development within the pipeline and innovative technolgy teams defining the dosage forms and analytical characterization tools of the future
Present results of experiments and innovation efforts to teams and internal governance bodies
Mentor and supervise the day-to-day responsibilities of scientific staff
Lead cross-functional CMC development teams driving the strategy for early development and final market formulation development
Be a leader within the external scientific community in professional organizations, conferences, and publications as well as analytical technology and regulatory sciences related focus groups and consortia
Education Minimum Requirement:
Ph.D Degree in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or other relevant discipline with a minimum of 4 years of relevant industry experience
Master's Degree in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or other relevant discipline with a minimum of 8 years of relevant industry experience
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or other relevant discipline with a minimum of 12 years of relevant industry experience
Required Experience and Skills:
Hands on experience with advanced analytical techniques including HPLC, UPLC, and other separation techniques is required.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
The ideal applicant would have hands-on experience with the development of analytical techniques to characterize small molecules, peptides, proteins, or oligonucleotides in an industrial R&D environment.
Experience with statistical analyses of analytical data sets is desirable.
Internal Number: PRE000676
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