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Our Animal Health Research Laboratories 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.
Our company's Animal Health, a global, research-driven company that develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services, is seeking Analytical Development Scientists for our R&D facility in New Jersey. This Scientist will support the progression of molecules from discovery throughout the development process, transforming drug candidates into marketed products for our Animal Health, a company whose products enable pets and people to enjoy their time together and help keep livestock healthy to ensure a safe, sustainable, and high-quality food supply.
The professional in this position will:
Support the analytical development of high priority drug candidates.
Work in a team environment on multiple, concurrent projects and experiments of varying complexity, with the support of senior scientists and managers in the organization.
Execute studies to characterize key physical and chemical properties of active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, and formulated drug products (e.g., tablets, solutions, implants).
Maintain high-quality documentation, analyze and interpret data, and prepare technical reports , with the support of senior scientists and managers in the organization.
Work as part of a team to develop, characterize, and apply new analytical methods, generating data to guide product development and secure successful commercialization of new veterinary medicinal products.
Techniques often used by persons in this position include separation techniques (e.g., HPLC, GC, TLC), in-vitro dissolution, general/wet chemical methods, physical characterizations (e.g., particle size analysis, SEM and light microscopy), spectroscopy (e.g., UV/Vis and FTIR) and thermal methods (e.g., DSC, TGA).
The candidate will be trained to develop good laboratory skills and a solid understanding of analytical and physical chemistry.
This position requires the ability to work well in a highly collaborative environment as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
Education Minimum Requirement:
Undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy or other scientific discipline
Required Experience and Skills:
Undergraduate research experience in a wet chemistry capacity is preferred.
Qualified candidates must have strong technical skills and under graduate research experience.
Experience should include a basic knowledge of analytical laboratory techniques.
Ability to work under the general direction of a laboratory supervisor is required.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
The ideal candidate will have a personal drive for results and a demonstrated history of achievement in pharmaceutical research & development.
The candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills, including experience authoring technical documents.
Attention to detail, customer focus, and continuous improvement are also important to this role.
Our Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society and our planet. We offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies 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.
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Travel Requirements:No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements:Not Specified
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