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Assoc. Director - Microbial Control Job - United States  

MSD (company)


Posted on : 13 April 2017

Project Description

Assoc. Director - Microbial Control-CHE005272


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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The incumbent will be part of the Global Technical Operations - Sterile & Validation Center of Excellence, a technical operations group that has global responsibility for pharmaceutical manufacturing technology and validation subjects. In the Microbial Control role, the incumbent will provide technical leadership for operational and strategic projects related to microbial control. The incumbent must be experienced in one or more subject areas including sterile/aseptic manufacturing and facility design, microbiological control, environmental monitoring, cleaning and disinfection and critical utilities. This role will require collaboration and global coordination of work across Operations, Quality and above site groups including Sterile Microbial Quality Assurance and the Microbiology COE. Responsibilities contain technical, regulatory, and business elements.

The incumbent will be responsible to:

- Set company policies and practices in the designated area(s) of expertise
- Assist manufacturing sites and project teams with project strategy, regulatory interactions and trouble-shooting in the designated area of expertise
- Lead company initiatives and projects to improve practices across the company in the designated area of expertise
- Participate in external industry and regulatory forums in order to stay abreast of industry trends and to advocate for approaches that are judged to be “Best Practice”
- Establish/maintain industry-leading expertise in the designated subject area(s)



- Required: BS in Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Microbiology or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.


Minimum requirements for the role would be Bachelor’s + 8
years, Master’s + 5 years, and/or PhD + 3 years in pharmaceutical manufacturing
or technical support role
- Technical problem-solving abilities
- Strong communications, planning and collaboration/negotiation skills
- Technical writing proficiency
- Ability and willingness to travel to the manufacturing sites in USA, Europe, Latin America and /or Asia for up to 20% of the time


- Advanced subject expertise in one or more of the following areas: sterile/aseptic manufacturing and facility design, microbiological control, environmental monitoring, cleaning and disinfection, critical utilities
- It is preferred that candidates have a Microbiology degree, but not required

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Chemical Engineering

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Other Locations: NA-US-NC-Durham, NA-US-VA-Elkton, NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth, NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: No

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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