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Elkton Virginia
Requisition ID: QUA006713

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, 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 Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe. 

  • Performs second person review for analytical data suchas LC, GC, IR, UV/Vis, and particle size as well as titrations and otherphysical and chemical tests on a variety of samplesincluding drug substance, drug products, and/orincoming materials
  • Prevalent techniquesinclude HPLC, UPLC, GC, ICP, sub-visible particles, IR,UV/Vis,titrations, and othersEnsurestest data is accurate and all work is Right-First-Time.  
  • Covers for laboratory manager asrequired.  Works closely withlaboratory team members to ensure the highest levels of GMP compliance andinspection readiness.  
  • Routinelyparticipates in laboratory related activities such as assay validation,qualification, report writing, deviationinvestigations, training, and others
  • Mustbe able to work independently in an open team environment and have strongproblem solving and communication skills.  
  • This position will be responsible forassisting with laboratory GMP activities by performing instrument calibrations,instrument troubleshooting, laboratory atypical result investigations, inspectionpreparations (external agency, internal GMP, housekeeping}, manufacturingguideline compliance support, and sample flow management. 
  • Capable of interactingwithand understanding various data acquisition/management software and LaboratoryInformation Management Systems.

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or other scientific discipline.
  • A minimum of 2 years pharmaceutical quality control laboratory experience
  • Proven analytical skills and understanding for typical methods found in Pharmaceutical Quality Control laboratories.
  • Capable of learning various CDS and standalone instrument software.
  • Time management and strong communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving and laboratory-related software application skills.
  • Quality Control, Quality Assurance and/or cGMP experience.
  • 5 years pharmaceutical quality control laboratory experience.
  • Supervisory experience.

Your role at Merck 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 Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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