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Job Title: Associate Scientist  - BIO004893


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 is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

We are seeking a scientist to join our Vaccine Analytical Development team located in West Point, PA as a Scientist. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a team applying state of the art separation methods to facilitate vaccine development. The responsibilities include accurately performing existing UPLC, HPLC, CE, SDS-PAGE, and Western Blot methods, troubleshooting technical issues under supervision,  maintaining accurate records, and timely communicating results to customers. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively in the multidisciplinary team environment and provide technical input to enable team decisions.   



  • A Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a closely-related field.


  • Experience with different types of UPLC/HPLC separations (SEC, IEX, HIC, RP, HILIC).
  • Knowledge of GMP requirement and experience working in a regulated laboratory environment.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Familiar with ICH guideline of analytical procedure validation.


  • Capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple projects.
  • Capable of performing assay qualification and robustness evaluation with minimum supervision.
  • Experience with lab automation.

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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