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Senior Scientist, Vaccines - Immunogenicity


West Point, PA
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Job Title: Senior Scientist, Vaccines - Immunogenicity  - BIO004886


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. 

  • Generate, screen and characterize specific antibody reagents for immunoassays such as MSD, Luminex and AlphaLISA assays to monitor serological immune responses to support Merck vaccine programs. 
  • Support vaccine immunogenicity assay development, validation, and pre-clinical/clinical sample testing of  to support Merck vaccine programs.  
  • Ensure GLP compliance. Support study protocol and assay validation report preparation. Address QA findings and observations. 



  • BA/BS Degree in Molecular Biology, Immunology, Cell Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or a related Biological Sciences discipline, with at least 7 years of related experience, OR MS degree in Molecular Biology, Immunology, Cell Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or a related Biological Sciences discipline with at least 4 years of related experience, OR Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology, Immunology, Cell Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or a related Biological Sciences discipline.

  • Experience in monoclonal antibody generation technology platforms including phage or yeast display is required.
  • Experience in development, optimization, validation and execution of immunoassay and cell-based assay for immunogenicity/biomarker evaluations of biologics/vaccines in pharmaceutical/biotechnology or CRO industry. 
  • Experience working in a regulated environment is required; familiar with GLP guidelines related to vaccine clinical testing. 
  • Capable of working independently under moderate supervision and possess good communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to openly share information and work in a team setting. 


  • Experience in protein expression and protein purification in E. coli or mammalian cells is 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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