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Senior Scientist, Vaccine Analytical Development


West Point, PA
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Job Title: Senior Scientist, Vaccine Analytical Development  - BIO004892


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 executing routine testing, supporting and/or leading method development activities, and evaluating new technologies related to the use of immunochemical methods used for release and stability testing for vaccines.  In this role, the candidate will be responsible for working with management and/or project teams to identify the need for new immunoassays, source critical reagents, select the appropriate technology, evaluate method performance, optimize the assay, and ensure method robustness.  The candidate may also support method qualifications, transfers and validations.

The candidate may also serve as the analytical lead for one or more vaccines in clinical development. In this role, the candidate will be responsible for working with the project team to develop an appropriate analytical strategy, coordinating the development of new methods as needed, working with management to prioritize analytical resources, and supporting filings including authoring and/or reviewing INDs and BLAs.



  • A Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or a related field with a minimum of seven (7) years of industry experience, OR a Master's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or a related field with a minimum of four (4) years of industry experience, OR a PhD.


  • Previous experience developing analytical methods in an industry or academic setting.  
  • Experience with critical reagent generation and screening.  



  • Experience characterizing and/or developing assays for RNA and DNA.
  • ELISA method development
  • Critical reagent generation and screening
  • Team experience
  • Experience working in a GMP or GLP laboratory
  • Authoring of scientific publications, SOPs, or technical documents
  • Project Management

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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