Principal Scientist, Biology - Discovery (Animal Health):

De Soto Kansas
**Job Description**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.The Principal Scientist in our Research and Development Division will be responsible for identifying new vaccine candidates and technologies for animal health use at our Company Laboratories. The successful candidate will lead these research programs from ideation through the early research and proof-of-concept phase up to the development and licensing stage. He/she will interface with researchers and senior management throughout the organization at our Research & Development Division, external partners, as well as the R organization of Animal Health Division. He/she will lead cross-functional project teams and will interact with various stakeholders including but not limited to Regulatory Affairs, Global Marketing, Technical Operations, Manufacturing and Quality controls. The incumbent will operate within a matrix structure to source the necessary research work (Virology, Bacteriology, Disease Models, Formulation Development, Potency test development, Safety & Efficacy). He/she will report directly to the Director of the Research & Development Division.The position is responsible for:• Group leader for research and development of ruminant vaccine projects for registration with regional and global authorities.• Establishing a proficient communication and efficient collaboration with internal customers in other Departments (Regulatory, Marketing, Technical Services, Quality Control and Assurance, Manufacturing) with the goal of developing ruminant vaccines in the shortest possible time with the best possible label claims in the industry• Establishing relationships with external collaborators like Contract Research Organizations and University and Institute Scientists to support Project Development and enhance the Ruminants R Projects portfolio• Supervising Scientists and Associates in all Project related activities and to manage professional development of all personnel reporting into this position• Creating study designs for vaccine development that generate the appropriate information required for Product registration with USDA and to properly collect, evaluate/analyze and report the studies data.• Preparing, reviewing and auditing all Project related reports and data needed to secure new product registrations with USDA and other Regulatory Agencies.• Providing site/organization with a high level of knowledge on the scientific information related to Animal Diseases Evolution or Emergence and Appropriate Technologies.• Bringing to the department technical knowledge by reviewing appropriate technical literature and/or attending relevant Ruminant or Scientific Meetings• Starting/maintaining Project Management tools and providing project reports/updates as required.• Planning and tracking project budget and resources requirements.• Supporting other Departments when technical issues arise in the areas of vaccine manufacturing, testing or performance in the fieldEducation:+ Required: PhD and/or DVM/VMDRequired Experience:+ Minimum of (10) years industry or biological research experience in vaccine discovery or preclinical research, preferably with a focus on viral vaccine development.+ Advanced and thorough scientific knowledge of vaccine research and development, disease mechanisms and related preclinical models+ Expertise in one of the following fields: microbiology, virology, immunology, biotechnology+ Ability to manage multiple projects, including budgets, contracts, and timelines+ Ability to independently plan, recommend and complete research programs+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills+ Effective creator of executive level presentations and documents+ Experience in preparing basic patent applications in support of patent coverage of research efforts+ Project management skills+ Experience in animal research+ Experience managing direct reports+ Knowledge of 9CFR regulatory aspects of animal vaccine licensure+ 10 % TravelPreferred Experience:+ Knowledge and experience working in the area of cattle diseases and vaccines+ Knowledge of international regulatory regulations such as EU Pharmacopeia, GLP, GCP and GMP+ Experience in developing and managing collaborations with outsource providers, vendors, contractors and academic institutions+ Experience in working with business development to identify and license external technology opportunitiesOur Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance 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 care and the world's food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.**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** .Invent. Impact. Inspire.**NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS**In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.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.Current Employees apply HERE ($1533/rel-task/3001$14.htmld)Current Contingent Workers apply HERE ($4020.htmld)**US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:**Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. 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All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.**Employee Status:**Regular**Relocation:**Domestic**VISA Sponsorship:****Travel Requirements:**10%**Flexible Work Arrangements:****Shift:****Valid Driving License:****Hazardous Material(s):****Number of Openings:**1**Requisition ID:** R109106