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Senior Laboratory Technician


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Job Title: Senior Laboratory Technician  - LAB000686


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 primary purpose of this position is to perform routine basic and mid-level laboratory procedures with minimal guidance for the testing of veterinary biologicals according to strict government and company imposed guidelines.
• Responsible for preparation/sterilization/maintenance of media/solutions/glassware/equipment.

• Responsible for receipt/coordination/distribution of incoming lab testing materials including all test samples.

• Responsible for shipment of test samples to other sites and regulatory agency under strict shipment conditions and requirements.

• Perform routine quality control procedures including environmental monitoring observations. This position requires an understanding of the principles underlying the testing procedures used in the areas of assignment. In addition, a basic understanding of the material being evaluated (virus, bacteria, cell line) is also required.

• Enter test results in the appropriate tracking system and/or SAP. Cross-check wet records with information in the tracking system and evaluate test dispositions (satisfactory, unsatisfactory, inconclusive, no test). Report to QC Management all unusual, non-routine occurrences when performing tasks. This includes completing the necessary documentation.

• Prepare and qualify test reagents/supplies/solutions/media. Participate in the creation/revision of SOPs/test methods/test worksheets for testing performed in the area(s) of assignment.

• With limited guidance, trouble-shoot basic and mid-level test methods.

• Peer record review.

Participate in other special projects or activities as assigned by management.


Education Minimum Requirement:


Bachelor degree in a related field with no experience, an Associate degree in a related field with 2 or more years of experience, high school diploma or equivalency with at least five years relevant experience in a related field.

Required Experience and Skills:

• Familiarity with basic to moderately complex laboratory techniques and procedures required.
• General knowledge in the areas of biology and chemistry.
• A high level of organization, tact and patience.
• Ability to work independently or in a team atmosphere with minimal supervision.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to handle large amounts of detailed work and work on several projects at one time.
• Good mathematics and writing skills.
• Ability to work on a team with people from both inside Quality Control as well as other departments such as Research and Development and Manufacturing.
• Ability to lift and move material (i.e. lifting up to 25 lbs.) manually and through the use of dollies/hand trucks.

Preferred Experience and Skills:


Proficiency with and knowledge of laboratory techniques and procedures relating to 9 CFR testing of veterinary biologicals preferred. SAP experience. Microsoft Access database experience.


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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Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: 

Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job Lab Technician

Primary Location NA-US-KS-DeSoto

Other Locations 

Employee Status Regular

Number Of Openings 2

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