Merck Sr Specialist, HPV Technical Services 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.

The Global Technical Operations (GTO) HPV Technical Operations team is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill an open position to support the future growth of the HPV vaccines business across the Vaccine Site network. The manufacturing sites included in our support scope are: Carlow, Ireland; Elkton- VA; West Point-PA; and additional sites TBD.

GTO HPV Technical Operations is a customer-focused Above-Site technical support team with the goals to:

  • Ensure Process and Assay Robustness for the HPV manufacturing network through Process Monitoring, engaging with site technical teams for process to identify potential issues and drive rapid resolution.

  • Coordinate technical teams across the network to achieve HPV Vaccine strategic goals. Participate as a technical expert and/or as a project leader in various projects.

  • Provide on-site support for critical HPV vaccine site investigations and specialized technical requests.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Participate/Lead/Support Site and Above-Site projects for all phases including: project planning, project management, and execution.

  • Apply vaccine product/process Subject Matter Expertise to plan and lead complex multi-site investigations.

  • Provide on-site support for Vaccine Site requests to support critical projects and complex investigation

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Biology/Chemistry Sciences

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Technology support role in the Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with pharmaceutical industry technical business processes: project management, technical protocol/final reports, and regulatory license documentation.

  • Ability to work effectively across boundaries to build strong collaborative relations with other internal partner groups, HPV vaccine manufacturing sites, and external partners.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience/expertise in HPV Vaccine manufacturing including Fermentation, Purification, Drug Product, and/or Analytical.

  • Site Technology experience supporting Vaccine Bulk and Filling processes

  • MPS experience - LSS Green Belt certification or equivalent experience.

  • Ability to travel 20% depending upon critical site needs.

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: Sr Specialist, HPV Technical Services

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Requisition ID: CHE005977