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Senior Specialist, Research

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. The Senior Specialist, BTS responsibilities consist of but not limited to: Develops virus, cell culture and bacterial processes that are robust, scalable and economical for bioreactor, roller bottle and fermentation platforms in the production of veterinary vaccines. Represents Manufacturing departments on interdisciplinary teams and demonstrates working knowledge of current USDA regulatory guidelines and advanced technical knowledge.  Designs and performs simple to complex experimental studies to identify and optimize critical process parameters for the development of robust manufacturing processes for new and existing veterinary biological products. Develops creative approaches and solutions and applies these to assigned projects as well as to develop new platform technologies and improve existing processes. Facilitate and lead product transfers from R&D and site to site. Orders supplies and reagents, prepares reagents and provides support for overall laboratory operations. Responsible for daily and regularly scheduled preventative maintenance of Product Development department equipment. Documents and prepares comprehensive, accurate and well written project summaries and reports. Interacts routinely and effectively with Manufacturing, Quality and Research. Qualifications Education: BS in relevant field of study Required: Bachelors or Masters degree plus 10 years of experience in Animal Health or other Biological field required OR PhD plus 5 years of experience in Animal Health or other Biological field required. Experience in Research and Development, Process Development and/or Biological manufacturing or closely related field Experience in virology, cell culture and fermentation Highly developed communication, leadership and teamwork skills Excellent project management, documentation and writing skills Preferred: Working knowledge of USDA regulatory requirements for manufacture and testing of Veterinary products. Knowledge or experience of bioprocess scale-up 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. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. Requisition ID: RES002223
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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