Merck Associate Specialist, Engineering in West Point, Pennsylvania

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 Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

West Point Technical Operations – Biological/Bacterial Manufacturing (BBM) is seeking highly motivated individuals to join their laboratory team supporting multi-product vaccine manufacturing processes. This role will be a laboratory based role collaborating with Operations, Quality, and other support groups to meet targeted manufacturing and product projects within a BBM Integrated Product Team (IPT), including product/process investigation, continuous improvement changes, and strategic product/process initiatives. The subject position will be responsible for the following:

  • Functioning as a key member of the BBM laboratory team through executing lab-scale process development, in-process assay support, and process scale-up or scale-down of purification (downstream) process unit operations.

  • Functioning as a key team member to collaborate with manufacturing teams to support facility activities and provide on-the-floor support for drug substance manufacturing within the Merck network.

  • Participating in technical support activities for licensed vaccines.

  • Executing assignments against accelerated, critical-path timelines in a right-first-time manner.

  • Author and updates technical and manufacturing documents to support process changes, investigations, engineering/demonstration work, and validations.

  • Support regulatory inspections activities.

  • Support Technology Transfer activities as needed.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or comparable discipline

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Academic or professional experience with process development in a laboratory setting.

  • Excellent academic record

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, team skills, personal character, and ethics

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with large molecule purification (chromatography, filtration, centrifugation).

  • Experience within pilot-scale, or manufacturing environment.

  • Experience authoring technical documentation to support regulatory submissions.

  • Working knowledge of cGMPs

  • Experience with large molecule commercialization (facility start-up, technology transfer).

  • Experience with large molecule manufacturing and on-the-floor manufacturing support.

  • Experience with large molecule assay development and execution (HPLC, UPLC, MS).

  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team and execute against key commitments

  • Strong problem solving skills and a hands-on approach to problem solving, with a bias towards going to see problems for oneself in the field.

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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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Title: Associate Specialist, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Requisition ID: CHE006048