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(Archived) Senior Scientist, Animal Health Formulation

Last Updated: 10/10/20

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

Our Animal Health Research & Development team work tirelessly to invent solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of animals. Our state-of-the-art research facilities create an environment of innovation that enable us to create breakthrough science changing the way we approach animal health

challenges.

The Senior Scientist within our Company's Animal Health Formulation Group is responsible for the development of variety of different dosage forms (oral, topical, injectable, implant, etc.) and related processes across all stages of pharmaceutical development. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated scientist with an outstanding scientific track-record and passion for pharmaceutical product development.

This individual will use innovative approaches to support both early and late stage development candidates including screening, design, and development of formulations defined by robust drug product compositions and processes. Other responsibilities include statistical experimental design & data analysis, authoring of technical reports, regulatory submissions and patent applications. Participation on formulation development teams while interfacing with other functional areas (e.g. project management, manufacturing, quality, regulatory affairs) and external partners to drive project milestones will be necessary. The candidate should have strong communication skills, good interpersonal and collaboration skills, an ability to multitask and a strong desire to learn and contribute.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or Related Discipline - no experience required.
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutics, Engineering or Related Discipline - Four years of experience required.
  • Experience developing pharmaceutical formulations and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently identify, design, and execute on innovative ideas.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team with-members of diverse skill sets and backgrounds.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Key Attributes:

  • Hands-on experience in a commercial or pilot pharmaceutical plant.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply the principles of physical/organic chemistry, physical pharmacy and materials science to solving practical pharmaceutical development problems.

Our Animal Health division is a global leader in veterinary medicine and digital solutions dedicated to the health and well-being of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal health and well-being and supporting a safe food supply. Through our commitment to the Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and digital health management solutions including traceability and monitoring products that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

INVENT.

IMPACT.

INSPIRE.

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If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

Domestic

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Shift:

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R77195

Company Details


Merck Animal Health

Madison, New Jersey, United States

Merck Animal Health is a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services. We offer one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios, spanning products for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in all major farm and companion animal species.