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Posted on : 12 April 2017

Project Description

Quality Control Technician-QUA005762


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.

This position will work, under minimal supervision, in the Quality Control Testing Team.

Responsibilities will include:

- Under general supervision, this position assists professional laboratory personnel by performing routine virology biological testing to evaluate efficacy, purity and safety of animal vaccines in accordance with USDA and local procedural guidelines.

- Provides data for testing trend analysis, provides test data for the investigation of testing issues and Out of Specification (OOS) results.

- Assists in the validation and maintenance of testing methodology for new and existing in-process and final product tests.

- The equipment used includes but is not limited to: microscopes, centrifuges, pipettes, pipettes aids, syringes, laminar flow hoods, balances, autoclaves, freezers, coolers, liquid nitrogen and micro-plate readers/washers.



- Associate's degree in science, engineering, or related areas of study


- Ability to work successfully in a team-oriented environment and coordinate multiple projects

- Ability to effectively follow procedural guidelines

- Strong computer skills with excellent communication and writing skills


- A minimum of one year of experience in a biologic laboratory setting; BS or BA degree preferred

- Ability to troubleshoot assay issues with a solid scientific foundation

- Ability to successfully assume/complete additional technical responsibilities with little supervision

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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Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Job: Quality Lab Related

Job Title:Tech, Quality Control

Primary Location: NA-US-NE-Elkhorn

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: : Standard reagents used to prepare and test vaccines; exposure to Biosafety Level 2 organisms

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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