Sr. Scientist - Sterile Liquids Commercialization Job

West Point PA
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Organization Type
Sr. Scientist - Sterile Liquids Commercialization-PRO014724


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.

Sterile & Liquid Commercialization (SLC) group, based out of West Point PA, is responsible for product development, process scale-up, registration support, and launch support for new Merck Sterile products. This group is responsible for the formulation/filling processes for sterile small molecule pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and therapeutic proteins starting at Phase II and extending through the first few years of launch optimization.

Reporting to a Director in SLC, responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following: 

- Perform product and process development studies for sterile/liquid products.

- Participate on and lead project teams and working groups.

- Develop robust and scalable manufacturing processes while minimizing time to product launch.

- Implement process improvements to reduce product cost structure.

- Prepare materials for clinical trials and stability studies by collaborating with internal and external network of pilot plants and manufacturing facilities.

- Participate in transfer of processes to commercial supply sites

- Support execution of validation lots and contribute to regulatory filing documentation.

- Evaluate new technologies related to pharmaceutical processing.



- Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or related-field with a six (6) years of relevant experience; or Master's degree with three (3) years of relevant experience; or Ph.D. with less than 1 year of relevant experience.

Preferred Experience:

- Prior experience with the development and commercialization of sterile or biological products is strongly preferred

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Job: Process Engineering

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Engineering

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 2

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck