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Director Job - United States  

MSD (company)

Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description



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 Analytical R&D department within Merck Research Laboratories is seeking applicants for a Director position. Reporting to Executive Director of Analytical Chemistry Project Teams, the successful applicant would direct the analytical development and registration of new Merck drug products from an API perspective, and act as people manager of a group of up to 20 senior and associate level laboratory scientists that perform analytical development.

The Director would manage a portfolio of projects within the group, providing strategic scientific and regulatory oversight and resources for executing on API development plans and serving partners/customers. He/she would be accountable for the growth/career development and performance of direct reports. In addition, the director would initiate and lead initiatives related to technical and innovation strategies, compliance, and/or other business improvements



- B.S.OR Ph.D. in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related field


- A minimum of 8 years (Ph.D.) OR a minimumf of 15 years (B.S.) of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry within chemistry, analytical chemistry or related field.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creativity, strong leadership/interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions are essential


- Understanding of internal & external regulatory landscape & impact on scientific decision making

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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Job: Chemistry

Job Title:Dir, Chemistry

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: Discovery & Development Compounds

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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