Merck Principal Scientist, Biology- Discovery in Elkhorn, Nebraska
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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Merck’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.
An opportunity exists for a talented scientist with documented evidence of accomplishments to join a group engaged in the development of innovative vaccines and health program solutions.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Planning and directing laboratory research activities involving the development of vaccine candidates
Planning and directing clinical research studies designed to obtain regulatory approval of product candidates
Interaction with regulatory, QC and process development groups to drive projects through licensure pathway
Maintaining awareness of advances in relevant areas of scientific fields
Scouting for new technologies through evaluation of opportunities at academic and other institutions
Managing the performance and career development of assigned direct reports
Effective communication and alignment with a variety of stakeholders throughout the company
Education Minimum Requirement:
- Ph.D in microbiology, parasitology, immunology or a related biological discipline.
Required Experience and Skills**:
Minimum of 10 years experience leading project teams engaged in vaccine research and development.
Ability to oversee and manage the design, planning and execution of robust scientific research activities
Ability to operate efficiently and with business acumen to drive innovation and influence pipeline advancement
Ability to communicate research activities in terms that can be understood by a variety of stakeholders
Ability to function effectively in a team-focused environment
Ability to collaborate and integrate activities with internal and external partners/customers
Ability to understand, effectively apply and comply with internal standards and procedures
Ability to define key success factors associated with projects & develop strategies to track performance
Proven and significant people management skills and experiences
Well developed verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Demonstrated experience working with bacterial and enteric diseases is desired
Experience in developing poultry vaccines and familiarity with poultry industry practices is an asset
Demonstrated knowledge of end-to-end vaccine discovery and development process
Experience in vaccine licensure process through USDA
Clear understanding of the constraints that govern vaccine development and commercialization
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.
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Title: Principal Scientist, Biology- Discovery
Primary Location: NA-US-NE-Elkhorn
Requisition ID: BIO005406