Scientist, Biology-Discovery- Merck Animal Health Job

DeSoto KS
Oct 12, 2017
Oct 19, 2017
Organization Type
Scientist, Biology-Discovery- Merck Animal Health-BIO004867


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.

The Research Scientist position will be responsible for but not limited to:

Bovine bacterial projects related to product development and product support.

Responsibilities will include planning, organizing and conducting lab research activities and animal studies including interpretation and analysis of scientific data with minimal supervision.

Should be well versed in preparing study protocols and research reports for USDA submission.

Ability to train and supervise Lab technicians.


Education Minimum Requirement:

M.S. with 3 years of experience OR B.S. with 5+ years of experience in Animal Health or related industry and / or Vaccine development; Bacteriology / Immunology related.

Required Experience and Skills:

Experience and knowledge primarily focused in the areas of Bacteriology and Immunology.

Proven project management skills and ability to plan, organize, conduct research projects including interpretation and analysis of scientific data with considerable independence or minimal supervision.

Problem solving and decision making skills.

Good Communication (oral and written) and People skills.

Experience in training or supervising lab technicians/undergrad research assistants.

Computer literacy.

Experience in working with animals in vaccine-development research or related field.

Experience in developing assays and troubleshooting.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Preference will be given to candidates with Experience in one or more of the following areas:

Bacterial Fermentation and Freeze drying procedures.

Vaccine formulation /selection and testing of stabilizers & adjuvants.

Working knowledge on Molecular Biology / Bacterial Genetics.

Familiarity with preparation of study protocols and reports for USDA submission and development of Product Outlines.

Familiarity with vaccine development and USDA regulations related to Animal vaccine development.

Experience in working with large animals.

Experience with lab animal testing.

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: Biology-Discovery

Job Title:Scientist, Biology-Discovery

Primary Location: NA-US-KS-DeSoto

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: Lab chemicals

Company Trade Name:Merck

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