Associate Principal Scientist – Protein Mass Spectrometry - Bioprocess Development Job

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Kenilworth NJ
Oct 07, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
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Associate Principal Scientist – Protein Mass Spectrometry - Bioprocess Development-BIO004692


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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The Protein Mass Spectrometry group in Bioprocess Development is seeking a talented and motivated scientist with solid experience in mass spectrometric characterization of proteins. As an Associate Principal Scientist, you will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists from Bioprocess Development and Biologics Discovery to conceive, design, plan and implement MS-based experiments to advance the development of biotherapeutics.



- A Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry with a minimum of 4 years of biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience.


- Experience in mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography;
- Experience in qualitative and quantitative MS studies of recombinant proteins or proteomics;
- Ability to design experiments, interpret and track results, and utilize the information to advance and optimize MS-based analytical methods;
- Hands-on experience with software for MS data analysis of proteins and proteomics;
- Experience of protein/peptide sample handling and processing including enrichment and cleanup for LC-MS;
- Capability of trouble shooting issues in routine maintenance of MS instruments;
- Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple projects;
- Good written and oral communication skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary working environment.


- Experience in bioinformatics and robotic sample handling;
- Familiar with ICH, FDA and EMA guidelines for CQA of biologics drug substances and drug products.

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Job: Biologics, Vaccines, Analytical Formulat

Job Title:Assoc Prin. Scientist, Bio & Vacc Formul

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): N/A

Hazardous Materials: Chemicals

Company Trade Name:Merck