Senior Specialist Virology & Biochemistry Technical Support Job - United States
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 Senior Specialist, Virology and Biochemistry Technical Support position is responsible for providing quality and technical support to a team of Laboratory Managers, Data Analysts and Laboratory Technicians. This individual is responsible for ensuring compliance in the laboratory in accordance with cGMPs, and GLPs, international regulations and Merck guidelines, policies and procedures. The position will also be responsible for the direct technical support of Virology and Biochemistry assays.
The Senior Specialist must be an advocate for maintaining a safe work environment. The individual in this role will be responsible for meeting and driving changes to ensure technical support needs are met including schedule adherence and right the first time execution of testing. The Senior Specialist will be expected to lead the technical support in the area for which they are assigned by providing guidance for necessary analytical changes and strong partnership with Laboratories, Divisional Analytical groups, and manufacturing areas.
The Senior Specialist will support key projects for Laboratory Operations aimed at elevating the compliance, assay robustness, and performance of the laboratories within their responsibility. As the direct technical support in the area, the individual is expected to fully manage all aspects of assigned projects and run the business activities, including but not limited to: decision making, stakeholder management, issue identification and resolution, understanding of capacity and demand, participates and drives the tier process, as appropriate, and uses this forum to escalate concerns and best practices. Proactively partners with Laboratory Quality Assurance personnel to ensure compliance with regulations, guidelines and procedures. Ensures that all process improvements and capital projects are timely, robust and in alignment with corporate goals.
Education Minimum Requirement:
- Bachelor’s degree. Degree in life science, biochemistry, science discipline or engineering. Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry preferred OR M.S. degree in Biology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, scientific discipline or engineering.
Required Experience and Skills:
- For candidates with a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum or 7 years of experience in GMP Manufacturing environment, Pharmaceutical/Biological Quality, Operational, Technical or Regulatory function supporting manufacturing or testing operations or related industry experience in a laboratory, manufacturing, science related or regulated setting.
- For candidates with a Master’s degree, a minimum or 5 years of experience in GMP Manufacturing environment, Pharmaceutical/Biological Quality, Operational, Technical or Regulatory function supporting manufacturing or testing operations or related industry experience in a laboratory, manufacturing, science related or regulated setting.
- For candidates with a Ph.D. degree, 0 years of experience in GMP Manufacturing environment, Pharmaceutical/Biological Quality, Operational, Technical or Regulatory function supporting manufacturing or testing operations or related industry experience in a laboratory, manufacturing, science related or regulated setting
Preferred Experience and Skills:
- Progressive and demonstrated Quality decision making responsibility.
- Project Management, Change Execution Management and Team Leadership experience in a Quality function.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills including flexibility, collaboration and inclusion skills and ability to work in a team environment.
- Demonstrated self-starter with capability to develop innovative solutions to challenges.
- Demonstrated facilitative leadership skills and able to lead teams to deliver results.
- Proven analytical aptitude, critical thinking skills and ability to apply key concepts.
- Speaks with courage and candor.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- In-depth working knowledge and application of GMPs/GLPs.
- Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously.
- Experience in pharmaceutical laboratory operations or related environment.
- Previous people management experience; ability to develop staff
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Job: Quality Lab Related
Job Title:Sr. Spclst, Quality Control
Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point
Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: Chemical reagents and Biologicial material
Company Trade Name:Merck
Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
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