Wilson North Carolina
Requisition ID: QUA006831

Merck & Co., Inc.Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is aglobal health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescriptionmedicines, vaccines and animal health products.  Today, we are building anew kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthierfuture for all of us.


Our ability to exceldepends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamworkof an individual like you.  To this end, we strive to create anenvironment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork.  As part of ourglobal team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented anddedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.


Responsibilityfor daily operation of laboratory work cells including coordination of testingand data review to meet due dates. Participates in continuous improvements,lean activities, kaizens and KATA methodology. Performs Quality sampling,testing, and release for bulk raw materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients,water, microbiological limits, primary packaging components and finishedpharmaceutical products.


Primaryactivities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports continuous improvement andsupports sustainability of implemented changes identified through lean sixsigma tools such as Kaizen activities. Identifies and implementscontinuous improvement changes within the laboratory.
  • Ensures work is completed right firsttime. Participates in root cause and corrective action identification anddocuments investigations.
  • Participates and Leads, when required,Tier I and Tier II activities.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge ofproduct performance and testing methodology.
  • Provides an environment conducive withthe 12 Inclusive Behaviors, actively promotes an inclusive culture andleads by example.
  • Responds to and remediates monthlywalk thru audit observations.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge ofequipment and ensures proper usage of equipment occurs.
  • Participates in coordination oftesting activities within work team.
  • Tests and interprets results for rawmaterials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, water, microbial limittesting, finished pharmaceutical products, and stability samples.
  • Maintains compliance by followingcorporate policies/guidelines and local SOP’s.
  • Interprets compendial and internalmonographs, NDAs and Merck Quality Standards.
  • Provides analytical support forcleaning validations, laboratory support requests, equipment validations,method transfers, and API Stability Packaging Description (ASPD).
  • Assures laboratory compliance by adheringto cGMP, CFR and other agency regulations.
  • Revises laboratory procedures asrequired.
  • Demonstrates leadership by maintaininga safe workplace and identifying actions to prevent safety incidents inthe laboratory.
  • Maintains 5S organization throughout thelaboratory and identifies improvement opportunities.
  • Participates in project activitiesdesigned to improve the business operation of the laboratory, thecompliance posture of the laboratory, the skills and capabilities of thelaboratory, etc.


  • Ability to perform routine assignmentsand develops competence by performing structured work assignments.
  • Ability to use existing procedures toperform routine testing. Requires knowledge and exposure to fundamentallaboratory instrumentation, theories, principles, and concepts.
  • Receives instruction, guidance, anddirection from others and also seeks advice/information from others whenaddressing serious business issues that may impact other functions.
  • Builds and promotes the team’seffectiveness through actions that demonstrate respect and appreciationfor diverse perspectives.
  • Demonstrates understanding of customerneeds, requirements, and expectations. Seeks new ways to improve servicesto customers.
  • Speaks up on tough issues andexpresses views and ideas at the right time while actively encouragingteam members to make suggestions and share ideas.
  • Works to develop new skills andabilities. Readily accepts performance feedback and incorporates this feedbackinto future performance.
  • Assists other team members, includinghelping with developmental activities. Learns to use new problem solvingtools to surface and solve issues.  
  • Applies general knowledge of companybusiness developed through education and past experience. Ability tointerpret Merck Quality Policies, Guidelines and Testing Procedures fordaily application. Understands and applies regualatory/compliancerequirements, including GMP, NDA, and related regulations, and has theability to interpret those regulations for implementation in theworkplace.
  • Possesses a basic knowledge oftheories, practices, and procedures in the Quality Control discipline,including the knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical testing.Developing technical writing capabilities and is able to compilestraightforward investigations and procedures, and recommendscientifically sound corrective actions.
  • Possesses a basic knowledge andability to operate lab instrumentation required to complete jobresponsibilities. Uses existing procedures to perform routine testing.Ability to independently respond to basic requests for data and trendingof data.
  • Communicates information and asksquestions to check for understanding. Develops small scale presentationsand presents to own work team or small groups with the assistance ofothers. Has limited decision-making authority and works within technicalguidelines / direction to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
  • Accountable for technical contributionto work or project team.
  • Requires moderate to littlesupervision.


  • B.A./B.S. degree (preferably in Science or Engineering)

Required experience:

  • 2 - 4 years of pharmaceutical experience.


Our employees are the key to our company’s success.  Wedemonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive andvaluable rewards program.  Our Company’s benefits are designed to supportthe wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of thepeople that matter the most in their lives.  If you need an accommodationfor the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.


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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Job: Quality Lab Related
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: Merck
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