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Associate Scientist Sterile and Specialty Products

Kenilworth, NJ, United States

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Feb 09,2020

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Job DescriptionnnOur Development team ensures production can be scaled up while remaining stable, effective, deliverable and safe. Following formulation, cutting edge computer modeling techniques are used to simulate outcomes and, if successful, pharmacokinetics pharmacodynamics (PKPD) and toxicity studies bring the science one step closer to giving hope to patients.nnThe successful candidate will be responsible for designing and developing sterile products for small molecule, peptide, oligonucleotide, and biologic drugs for injectable and ophthalmic routes of administration. Primary duties to support both early and late stage development candidates will include screening and developing robust drug product composition, developing scalable process and defining primary packaging. The candidate will also be responsible for supporting appropriate compatibility characterization to enable processing of drug product and dosage administration in toxicology and clinical studies. The candidate will build deep fundamental knowledge around the drug product and document experimental findings and conclusions in formulation development reports. Active participation on formulation development and project teams and interfacing and collaborating with key stakeholders to drive project milestones will be required. The candidate will also be responsible for contributing to and championing organizational initiatives and innovation objectives. The candidate should be willing to take initiative, motivated to excel, have a strong technical background, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task, and a strong desire to learn and contribute.nnEducation Minimum Requirement:u00a0nnBachelor's Degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field.nnnRequired Experience and Skills:u00a0nnThe qualified candidate (Bachelor's Degree) should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated scientific creativity, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment with cross-functional interaction.nnnPreferred Experience and Skills:u00a0u00a0nnKnowledge of sterile product development, parenteral drug delivery, and process development reflected through academic or industry experience and external publications/patent is preferred.u00a0nCourse work in modeling, fluid dynamics, chemistry, pharmacokinetics, biochemistry, protein sciences, chemical kinetics, transport phenomenon, polymer chemistry, physical pharmacy is a plus.nExperience in formulation/process, definition of critical attributes for process scale-up and analytical development for non-conventional sterile dosage forms including ocular dosage forms or peptide therapeutics, and/or alternate delivery technologies (e.g., hydrogels, emulsions, suspensions, injectable depot) is also a plus.nnnPHARMSCInnWe are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we u201cfollow the scienceu201d and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.nnMerck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as u201cMercku201d in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as u201cMSDu201d in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.u00a0nnWe are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the worldu2019s biggest investors in Research & Development.u00a0nnWhat we look for u2026u00a0nIn a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.u00a0nnINVENT.nIMPACT.nINSPIRE.u00a0nnNOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTSnIn accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.nnIf you have been offered a separation benefits package but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.nIf you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at ****For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:nnEEOC PosterEEOC GINA Supplementu200bOFCCP EEO SupplementnOFCCP Pay Transparency RulenWe are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran u2013 proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.nnnSearch Firm Representatives Please Read Carefullyu00a0Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. u00a0No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.u00a0nnEmployee Status: nRegularnnRelocation:nDomesticnnVISA Sponsorship:nNonnTravel Requirements:nNo Travel RequirednnFlexible Work Arrangements:nnShift:n1st - DaynnValid Driving License:nnHazardous Material(s):nnNumber of Openings: n1nRequisition ID:R38356n,occupationalCategory:Scientist}

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