Associate Principal Scientist Automation

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Mon, 08 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Description nOur Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology, we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough. nWe are seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist to join our High Throughput and In-Process Analytics team within the Biologics Analytical Research & Development (AR & D) organization of our Company’s Research Laboratories in Kenilworth, New Jersey. n nThe highly motivated candidate will work within the automation group, tasked with identifying, developing and deploying automation and high throughput tools and techniques in support of the High-Throughput and In-Process Analytics team and broader Biologics AR & D organization. The candidate will work with analysts and their managers to understand the current workflows in order to identify which tasks would benefit from automation. Then, independently or as a project lead, work to develop and implement automated solutions for use by the broader department. The candidate is expected to be self-motivated and possess excellent communications skills in order to drive adoption of automated workflows and effectively communicate results through reports and presentations to key stakeholders and to the external scientific community. Experience working with automated benchtop or high throughput technologies is required and a working knowledge of Good Practices (GxP) as it relates to experimental execution and documentation is desired. n nEducation Minimum Requirements: nA Ph.D. with 4 years of experience, a Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years of experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 12 years of experience in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, engineering or other pharmaceutically related field. nRequired Experience and Skills: nExperience using benchtop or high-throughput automation platforms for parallel experimentation. nExperience in analysis of biologics or other pharmaceutically relevant entities (e.g., Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), Ion Exchange Chromatography (IEX) and Capillary Electrophoresis (CE), or other separation-based techniques. nDemonstrated ability for taking initiative, creativity and innovation in problem-solving. nA strong team player with excellent oral and written and communication skills with the ability to work independently to develop and design experiments, critically evaluate data, and then iterate as part of the scientific method. nStrong ability to deliver complex objectives under aggressive timelines in a rapidly changing environment.n Preferred Experience and Skills: nProgramming of automated platforms and designing high-throughput workflows for parallel experimentation. nBasic computer programming skills (Visual Basic, Python, etc.). nBackground in the development of new methods and sound scientific understanding of Quality by Design (QbD) and Design of Experiments (DOE) principles as well as data analysis and statistics. nWorking knowledge of Regulatory Good Practices (GxP) with regards to laboratory experimentation and documentation. nExperience with performing gap analyses in order to identify problems, development solutions, and implement them in a laboratory environment. n nARanD nWe are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we follow the science that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. 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. nWho we are .n We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world. nWhat we look for .n In 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. nINVENT. nIMPACT. nINSPIRE. nNOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS nIn 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. nIf 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. nUS and Puerto Rico Residents Only: nIf you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at