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Merck & Co. Inc.

Scientist, Regulated Immunogenicity and Molecular



Full Time

On Site


West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Our Company 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 our Company has codified its legacy for over a century. Our Company’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our Company is on the quest for cures and is committed to be the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today we’re doubling down on this goal. Our Research & Development Division is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow and will take our Company’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule, biologics, vaccine R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

Scientists in the Regulated Immunogenicity and Molecular Bioanalytics team within Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism (PPDM) contribute to the vaccine and biologic therapeutic area through development, optimization, validation, pre-clinical and clinical testing. This specific position will support the serological assay team and the incumbent should have a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and concepts of immunology as it pertains to bioanalytical method development and sample testing. The successful candidate will provide input into the design of experiments, evaluate new techniques, leverage robotic systems, contribute to optimization and troubleshooting of assays, method validation, and testing pre-clinical and clinical samples as needed.

The Scientist will work collaboratively in a fast-paced regulated environment to contribute to the vaccines pre-clinical and clinical studies. The candidate will be able to leverage the understanding of immunology and analytical biochemistry to impact bioanalytical procedures supporting pre-clinical and clinical studies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Generation of quality data to support clinical studies

  • Communicate results effectively

  • Provide input as a collaborating scientist on method development reports and test method optimization, qualification and validation

  • Adherence to GLP, GCLP, and BSL regulations

  • Full accountability for generated data

Educational Qualifications:

  • B.S. in biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology or equivalent bio-related science with 3+ years of relevant experience

  • M.S. in biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology or equivalent bio-related science with some experience

Required Experience:

  • Experience in executing routine immunoassays for determination of antibody responses to vaccination and/or neutralizing antibody assays, data interpretation and corresponding technologies such as ELISA, PRNT/VRNT/FRNT.

  • Alternatively, or in addition, experience with cell-based immunogenicity or infectivity assays.

  • Good verbal and written communication

  • Ability to follow procedures and thoroughly document experiments

  • Strong organizational and project management skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with processing biological samples for further analysis and characterization

  • Use of automation platforms to perform preclinical and clinical assays

  • Familiarity with GxP as it applies to regulated bioanalysis

  • Use of electronic laboratory notebooks

Your role at our Company 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 our Company, we’re inventing for life.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

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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Requisition ID:R133461