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Posted on : 22 April 2017

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Sr. Scientist, Analytical Development – Animal Health-PRE000581


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.

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, generating 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:

- Masters degree or Ph.D in Chemistry, Pharmacy or other scientific discipline

Required Experience and Skills:

- Minimum of 3 years previous pharmaceutical experience for masters candidate - Ph.D candidates can be entry level.

- 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.

Preferred 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.

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: Preclinical Dev Generic

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Preclinical Dev.

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: Common laboratory solvents and reagents

Company Trade Name:Merck

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

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