Merck In Vivo Scientist, Quality Control in West Point, Pennsylvania

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 Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Technician biologist with In Vivo Release Testing (IRT), a Merck Manufacturing Division Quality Laboratory Operations team, to perform tests in support of releasing vaccines to market. Work is task-oriented, of moderate complexity, and is assigned, monitored, and directed by area management or designee. Support IRT activities with the execution of general operational tasks, which may be associated with facilities, scheduling, assembly, coordination, delivery, and maintenance of study or program-related information. Conduct laboratory procedures in compliance with established protocols/plans. Document experimental data in technical notebooks or approved electronic files.

Education Minimum Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, toxicology, or a related field.

Required Experience and Skills: Minimum 5 years experience working on Biologics Release Testing in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Experience with rodent handling and injections via the intraperitoneal (IP) and intracranial (IC) routes intramuscular (IM), intravenous (IV), and subcutaneous (SQ) routes of administration observations. Experience with rodent observations of physical signs, differentiating and understanding normal rodent behavior and behavior induced due to compound effect. Experience with gross examinations and necropsy. Position requires some rotating holiday and weekend Saturday, Sunday work.

Preferred Experience and Skills: Strong computer, scientific, organizational, and documentation skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills and attention to detail. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.

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: In Vivo Scientist, Quality Control

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Requisition ID: QUA008211