Associate Scientist, Bio Research

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Job Description Our Animal Health Research Laboratories team work tirelessly to invent solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of animals. Our state-of-the-art research facilities create an environment of innovation that enable us to create breakthrough science changing the way we approach animal health challenges. The Associate Scientist will be part of a highly collaborative team working towards obtaining new swine vaccine licenses. The candidate will work semi-independently as a member of a project team to support development and evaluation of prototype viral and/or bacterial strains and vaccine platforms. The primary role of this candidate is to perform laboratory activities following established procedures, technologies and methodologies as well as to assist in development of new assays. The Associate Scientist will assist in the conduct of animal trials involving swine and laboratory animals, and has the ability to evaluate, summarize and trouble-shoot study findings. The candidate will organize and execute one or more general tasks within the department. – Technical – Applies established procedures, technologies and methodologies to complete assignments. Detects deviations, investigates causes and suggests improvements. Supports (sub) projects by performing the development, improvement and/or transfer of new or existing products, production processes or laboratory methods and techniques upon assignment by the supervisor. Organizes, conducts and reports in draft form routine animal experiments. Acts as study supervisor or responsible scientist in routine (GLP) studies. Laboratory work involves general microbiology culture and titration assays, validating potency tests and new assays (e.g. ELISA, qPCR, IFA, flow cytometry, HPLC), testing study samples, and preparing vaccines. – (Inter)departmental – Fulfills general tasks within the organization related to safety, compliance, and laboratory maintenance. Interacts closely with fellow scientists within own and other departments. – Supports training of Lab Technicians, trainees and new employees. ELISA=Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, qPCR=Quantitative polymerase chain reaction, IFA= Immunofluorescent assay, HPLC=High Performance Liquid Chromatography Education Minimum Requirement Position Qualifications: B.S./B.A. degree in Microbiology, or a related field Required Experience And Skills – Ability to conduct research project activities under supervision – Ability to plan project activities and meet timelines – Must have general experience with laboratory techniques – Must have good verbal and written communication skills – Must have good computer skills including knowledge of Word and Excel Preferred Experience And Skills – Experience with mammalian cell culture techniques, virus culture and viral infectivity assays – Experience working with animals in vaccine development research or related field – Familiarity with USDA product licensure requirements Our Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society and our planet. We offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species. Who We Are . 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 APPLICANTS In 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 Advisor. #AH2020 US 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 Regular Relocation: No relocation VISA Sponsorship No Travel Requirements 10% Shift Flexible Work Arrangements: Valid Driving License Yes Hazardous Material(s) General Laboratory Chemicals Number Of Openings 1 Requisition ID:R81342