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Associate Principal Scientist-Biologics Analytical Technology


West Point, PA
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Job Title: Associate Principal Scientist-Biologics Analytical Technology  - BIO004858


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 125-year legacy. 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.


We are seeking a motivated and experienced Scientist to join the Biologics Analytical Technology group in West Point, PA. The position is within Biologics and Vaccines Analytics and provides technical support for analytical methodologies used in testing of commercial products.


Primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing basic theoretical and experimental scientific and technological investigation directed toward the acquisition of new knowledge, specifically related to new bio-analytical technologies
  • Provide authorship or review of analytical procedures, methods development and validation protocols and reports, technical reports, experimental designs and regulatory submission documents.
  • Contribute to investigations with strong technical troubleshooting skills and assist in developing/implementing Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs).
  • Provide documentation/technical input during inspections and audits (Regulatory and Internal) and have a working knowledge of data integrity and recent industry trends.





  • PhD with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biophysical Chemistry or related fields of experience OR MS with a minimum of 8 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biophysical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related fields.


  • Direct experience with commercial monoclonal antibodies and/or therapeutic proteins
  • Working knowledge of developing various bio-analytical techniques (e.g., ELISA, SPR, HP-SEC, SDS-PAGE) to support drug substance and drug product development and registration.
  • Experience with Critical Reagents associated with analytical testing.
  • Have experience working with CMO’s and CRO’s.
  • Strong verbal as well as written communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with flexibility and sensitivity in dealing with different cultures
  • Self-motivated to take ownership and accountability of issues and drive them to completion.
  • Ability to speak up, raise issues, and help to drive to resolution.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changes and develop appropriate plans for managing risks.


  • Experience with Quality and Regulatory Requirements
  • Working knowledge of data integrity and recent industry trends
  • Working knowledge of CMC filing requirements.



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 Biologics, Vaccines, Analytical Formulat

Primary Location NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 1

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