Merck Scientist, Poultry R&D in Elkhorn, Nebraska

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’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.

Under the direction of supervisor, conducts laboratory and animal studies for the development of new or improved veterinary or biological products.

  • Performcomplex laboratory and animal work under moderate to close supervision.

  • Performroutine maintenance of laboratory equipment.

  • Responsiblefor recording data, performing calculations, and providing tabulatedsummaries to supervisor.

  • Assist inwriting laboratory procedure with close supervision.

  • Coordinatework schedule with animal care group.

  • Assist in thepreparation of standard operating procedures and R&D procedures underminimal supervision.

  • Performcomplex analyses and draw conclusions to experiments with close supervision.

  • Write studyprotocols and reports with minimal supervision.

  • Serve as StudyInvestigator for laboratory procedures and animal studies.

  • Readscientific literature as assigned by supervisor.

Make project-oriented presentations in the team meetings.

Education Minimum Requirement:

· BS in biology, microbiology, virology, immunology, biotechnology, animal science, poultry or related field.

Required Experience and Skills:

· Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a laboratory environment.

· Good knowledge of aseptic techniques including cell culture and bacteriology techniques.

· Good knowledge of microbiology, bacteriology and virology.

· Experience in laboratory techniques such as western blot, ELISA, and immunofluorescence assays.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and computer skills such as Microsoft Office and Outlook.

· Must be able to work effectively with colleagues in a cross-functional environment.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

· Experience working in a laboratory environment focused on vaccine research is preferred.

· Experience in immunoassay development is desirable.

· Knowledge of immunology and molecular biology techniques such as SDS-PAGE, RT-PCR, plasmid cloning and recombinant DNA technology is highly desirable.

· A good knowledge and experience working with poultry pathogens is a plus.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Title: Scientist, Poultry R&D

Primary Location: NA-US-NE-Elkhorn

Requisition ID: BIO005134