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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.
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST Rahway, NJ Job # PRE000700
The successful candidate will be a self-motivated scientist with an outstanding scientific track-record and extensive experience in pharmaceutical product development from the drug discovery interface through commercialization of oral drug product manufacturing.
Additional responsibilities are as follows:
Lead development of new, innovative approaches for product development, generation of experimental designs, execution experimental plans and data analysis
Drives evaluation of new technologies and leads capability build to deploy them to pipeline assets
Collaborates effectively within and across functional areas and is a recognized subject matter expert in at least one area of drug delivery and/or drug product manufacturing technology.
The desired individual is someone who will bring knowledge and creativity to the position as well as have the discipline to drive results
Can indpendently execute formulation and process development activities using DOEs for new chemical entities or life cycle management opportunities while also helping to coach others in a collaborative environment
Coordinate development activities with process chemistry, preformulation, analytical, and physical characterization groups
Leads project activities at external manufacturing sites
Facilitate manufacturing, packaging and release of clinical supplies for clinical studies, assist in scale up activities at pilot and commercial scale, and summarize results in technical reports and presentations
Enhance Merck's professional image and competitive advantage through patents, presentations, publications and professional activities and advance areas such as science and technology development, technical and business strategic improvements, business process innovations
Maintain awareness of relevant new and current technologies, capabilities, and effectively share this knowledge with others
Education Minimum Requirement:
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years relevant industry experience.
M.S. degree in Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related discipline with minimum of 8 years relevant industrial experience.
B.S. degree in Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related discipline with minimum of 12 years relevant industrial experience.
Required Experience and Skills:
Capable of leading formulation development activities in matrix team environments to define a robust formulation and manufacturing process
Experience with conventional and novel drug product technologies that can be utilized to develop pipeline assets, including hands on experience to independently operate in a pilot plant as well as an in-depth understanding of the science to train others in the department
Recognized as a technical expert and scientific contributor with proven ability to identify and develop innovative ideas
Has broad knowledge of formulation science and in depth-knowledge in multiple areas, including core understanding of the drug development process
Demonstrated ability to independently design, execute and lead complex experiments and data analysis
Track record of working effectively with team-members of diverse skill sets and backgrounds
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Prior experience leading development projects at an enterprise level
Capable of mentoring individuals in a peer to peer fashion and as a technical mentor
Recognized as a subject matter expert in at least one drug delivery and/or manufacturing technology
Demonstrated ability to identify, fundamentally characterize and address manufacturing challenges through the development and optimization of novel production technologies.
Desire to build new capabilities through the evaluation of new technologies and hands-on optimization of existing technologies.
Demonstrated ability to apply the principles of physical/organic chemistry, physical pharmacy & materials science to solving practical pharmaceutical development problems
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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