Senior Scientist - Formulation Development Job

Rahway NJ
Aug 12, 2017
Aug 31, 2017
Organization Type
Senior Scientist - Formulation Development-RES001900


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’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.

This position is for a Sr. Scientist in Formulation Development, Merck - Animal Health. The selected candidate will serve on high-impact and complex, cross-functional teams as well as enabling organizational initiatives.

In this role, the Senior Scientist is expected to:

Apply scientific know-how to design formulations and develop manufacturing processes for a wide range of dosage forms, including oral solids and liquids, topical, otic, ophthalmic, injectable, and implants.

Provide end-to-end support for the development programs of animal health dosage forms, including process scale up and technology transfer, as well as planning and providing support for manufacturing and packaging of clinical trial supplies according to cGMP, GLP, and VICH guidelines.

Generate the required information and prepare documentations to support registration submissions into FDA, EMA, and other regulatory agencies, as well as to protect the Company’s intellectual properties.


Education Minimum Requirement:

PhD degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related engineering/scientific discipline required

Required Experience and Skills:

0-4 year work experience in pharmaceutical product development or related functions.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Availability to travel up to 20% (both domestic and internationally).

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Ability to multi-task and rapidly learn about different dosage forms.

- A strong background in physico-chemical properties and pharmacokinetic.

- Exposure to pharmaceutical formulation/process, material science, definition of critical attributes for process scale-up, analytical development, CMC filing, and non-conventional technologies including modified release and bioavailability enhancement is highly desirable

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.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Research Pharmacy

Job Title:Sr. Scientist, Research Pharmacy

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Hazardous Materials: chemicals, API'S

Company Trade Name:Merck

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