Associate Principal Scientist, Center for Materials Science and Engineering

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Associate Principal Scientist, Center for Materials Science and Engineering Job DescriptionThe Company Center for Materials Science & Engineering (CMSE) is seeking an Associate Principal Scientist/Engineer at our West Point PA facility who, as an individual contributor, will apply engineering science, materials science and related physical-chemistry to support late-stage product development and global manufacturing.- Projects typically involve technical investigation, risk assessment, physical characterization and process analysis for our human-health pharmaceutical and bio-sterile products.The Associate Principal Scientist/Engineer represents the CMSE on global manufacturing project teams that often include representatives from Technical Operations, Quality, and partner Analytical Science groups and/or on product development teams, including process engineering, analytical sciences, and regulatory colleagues, leading to product filings.- He/she is both a technical leader and effective collaborator who provides consulting, laboratory analyses of materials (raw, intermediate, final product, packaging and process) and scaled-down process experimentation.- The CMSE lab includes state-of-the-art imaging, structural, spectroscopic (chemical/physical), mechanical, and many other techniques, for complex fluids, powders, surfaces, and functional materials & devices.- The Associate Principal Scientist/Engineer aims to understand the relationship between material structure, function and processing across a very wide range of product formulation and process scenarios, however, he/she also seeks deep, niche expertise and technology development (for specific material/formulation areas, unit operations, characterization, and/or modeling approaches) in order to strengthen the CMSE, which is an interdisciplinary mix of engineers, materials scientists, physicists, and chemists.-From prior experience, the Associate Principal Scientist/Engineer should have demonstrated excellence in self-directed, independent experimental research, reflecting critical and creative application of physical/materials science or engineering practice/theory to experimental designs, modeling or analysis. Effective communication, collaboration within diverse teams, mentoring, and managing of multiple projects should already be strengths.Education / Experience Minimum Requirement: Ph.D, in chemical engineering or related technical field AND at least three (3) years of industrial or relevant post-doctoral experience required.-Requirements:Experimental researchPublications in peer-reviewed journal(s)Preferred skills: One of the degrees (BS/MS/PhD) in Chemical Engineering is preferredApplied physical science in academic or industrial settingSolid-state NMRPowder mechanics and die compaction, relevant to pharmaceutical tabletingBio-sterile products and processes.Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.-Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as ‘Merck’ in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as ‘MSD’ 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.We 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 world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.What we look for … 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.INVENT.IMPACT.INSPIRE.NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTSIn 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.If 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 and Puerto Rico Residents Only:If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement- OFCCP EEO Supplement OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully Merck & 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. No 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. Employee Status: RegularRelocation:DomesticVISA Sponsorship:Yes Travel Requirements: 10%Flexible Work Arrangements:Shift:1st – DayValid Driving License:Hazardous Material(s):Number of Openings: 1Requisition ID:R67429 Salary: . Date posted: 03/03/2021