Merck Animal Health, a global, research-driven company that develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services, is seeking Analytical Development Scientists for our R&D facility in New Jersey. This Senior Scientist will support the progression of molecules from discovery throughout the development process, transforming drug candidates into marketed products for Merck Animal Health, a company whose products enable pets and people to enjoy their time together and help keep livestock healthy to ensure a safe, sustainable, and high-quality food supply.
The professional in this position will:
Support the analytical development of high priority drug candidates.
Work in a team environment on multiple, concurrent projects and experiments of moderate complexity.
Execute studies to characterize key physical and chemical properties of active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, and formulated drug products (e.g., tablets, solutions, implants).
Maintain high-quality documentation, independently analyze and interpret data, and prepare technical reports and external publications (as appropriate).
Work as part of a team to develop, characterize, and apply new analytical methods, generate data to guide product development and secure successful commercialization of new veterinary medicinal products.
Use non-routine approaches to solve challenging technical problems related to purity, stability, packaging, and manufacturing. Techniques often used by persons in these positions include separation techniques (e.g., HPLC, GC, TLC), in-vitro dissolution, general/wet chemical methods, physical characterizations (e.g., particle size analysis, SEM and light microscopy), spectroscopy (e.g., UV/Vis and FTIR) and thermal methods (e.g., DSC, TGA).
Opportunities are available for candidates with intermediate to advanced levels of experience.
The candidate will have demonstrated good laboratory skills and a solid understanding of analytical and physical chemistry.
This position requires the ability to work well in a highly collaborative environment as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
With the direction of management, the Senior Scientist participates in project teams and collaborates with key partner groups in the successful and efficient execution of project and department goals. Moreover, this individual will help develop junior staff and embrace cultural change to support and realize the strategic vision of the organization.
Education Minimum Requirement:
M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Pharmacy or other scientific discipline. Minimum 3-5 years previous pharmaceutical experience for M.S. candidate - Ph.D. candidates can be entry level.
Required Experience and Skills:
Qualified candidates must have strong technical skills and a demonstrated track record of successfully contributing to the development of pharmaceutical raw materials/actives and/or drug products for animal or human health.
Experience should include high proficiency in analytical laboratory techniques.
Ability to work under the general direction of a laboratory supervisor is required.
Desired Experience and Skills:
The ideal candidate will have a personal drive for results and a demonstrated history of achievement in pharmaceutical research & development.
The candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills, including experience authoring technical documents.
An ability to multitask is important in this role.
Attention to detail, customer focus, and continuous improvement are also important to this role.
Pharmaceutical Sciences & Global Clinical Supply (Pharm. Sci. &GCS) undertakes a wide range of drug development activities to transform scientific concepts into innovative pharmaceutical products.
Pharm. Sci. & GCS are two Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) organizations that are passionately committed to setting the standard for our industry at multiple levels, including: 1) executing innovative and efficient pharmaceutical development, thereby maximizing patient value; 2) developing robust formulations, processes, and analytical methods to support commercialization of our products; 3) operating an agile, responsive, reliable, and cost-effective clinical supply chain; and 4) creating corporate value through product life cycle management (LCM) and intellectual property development.