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Senior Scientist, Chemistry - Analytical Development and Commercialization Job

West Point PA
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Senior Scientist, Chemistry - Analytical Development and Commercialization-CHE005500


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 Analytical Development and Commercialization – Pharmaceuticals group has a Senior Scientist position available at either the West Point, PA site or the Rahway, NJ site. The Senior Scientist position is a laboratory-based scientific track role in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment. The role is tasked with solving high complexity analytical problems related to the development of formulation and manufacturing process for the commercialization of Merck’s innovative drug products. The responsibility consists of, but not limited to, analytical method development and validation, drug product release testing in support of clinical studies, analytical investigations, product and process characterization, drug product stability studies, specification development, process scale-up and validation support, and preparation of CMC documents for regulatory submission.



- BS/BA in Chemistry or related discipline with at least 7 years of relevant pharmaceutical development experience or MS in Chemistry or related discipline with at least 5 years of relevant pharmaceutical development experience or PhD in Analytical Chemistry or related discipline with 0-3 years of experience


- Strong chemistry knowledge

- Demonstrated problem solving ability

- Experience with common analytical techniques such as HPLC

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills


- Experience with analytical techniques such as UPLC, UV, IR, Karl Fischer, and dissolution with proven ability in troubleshooting these methodologies

- Experience with method development and validation
- Familiarity with authoring relevant analytical CMC sections of a regulatory submission

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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Job: Chemistry

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Chemistry

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): N/A

Hazardous Materials: Common analytical reagents and developmental API, as well as drug product dosage forms

Company Trade Name:Merck


Our vision is to make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, consumer health and animal products. We aspire to be the best healthcare company in the world and are dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for tomorrow.

We have made it our mission to provide innovative, distinctive products and services that save and improve lives, satisfy customer needs and to be recognized as a great place to work

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