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Scientist, Vaccine Analytical Development


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Job Title: Scientist, Vaccine Analytical Development  - BIO004894


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. 

The individual hired for this position will be responsible for coordinating analytical testing activities for vaccines in clinical development.  The individual must have good organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a team setting.  The individual will be responsible for working with the project leader to determine what testing is required, sourcing and aliquoting samples, submitting samples to the laboratory for testing and tracking test results.  The individual will also be responsible for forecasting future testing, communicating timelines, and maintaining documentation of all test results.

The individual may also support routine sample handling tasks including shipping, aliquoting and labeling and may be asked to review test results and documentation for testing performed by contract laboratories.  The individual will also be responsible for supporting routine analytical testing under the supervision of a senior scientist.



  • A Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or a related field.


  • A minimum of two (2) years working in an analytical laboratory in a pharmaceutical, biotech or contract company.  
  • Previous experience with sample handling and/or analytical testing.


  • Previous team experience preferred. 
  • ELISAs, HPLC, wet chemical, or cell based assay experience preferred.  
  • Previous GMP or GLP experience strongly preferred.

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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