Quality Operations Laboratory Specialist:
Merck USA

Merck USA
Durham North Carolina
Requisition ID: QUA008400

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. 

As part of Merck's Quality Operations Organization, the Durham site Quality team is seeking a highly motivated individual for the Quality Operations Biochemistry Laboratory. Specialist will be responsible to conduct testing in compliance with standard operating procedures, written test procedures, safety, and cGMP regulations. Primary duties of this position will focus on the daily lab operations and execution of testing to support manufacturing operations/validation/or development studies.  This position is expected to maintain operational and GMP readiness of the QC laboratory area, assist with departmental projects, coordinate workflow to ensure established turnaround times are met, assist with training and development. 


Other duties as needed: assist in the maintenance of the lab including routine housekeeping activities, laboratory inventory, waste management, maintenance of lab equipment and other duties as assigned.


Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • Minimum BS in Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or other related field

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • 2 years of experience in a cGMP environment  in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Hands on experience in moisture testing, pH and biochemical/bioassay test methods (ELISA)
  • Cell culture experience (trypsinization, counting etc.)
  • Demonstrated technical, instrument/method troubleshooting skills.
  • Direct experience in authoring and review/approval of SOPs
  • Superb organizational, analytical, and communications skills
  • Must be flexible and able to manage multiple assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrated time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Must have attention to details and good documentation skill.
  • Must be able to function in a fast-paced team environment to meet critical production timelines

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in Quality Control laboratory settings
  • Knowledge of Laboratory systems and Investigation/Deviations writing 
  • Experienced with analytical method validation
  • Experience with liquid handling instrumentation (Biomek, plate washers etc.)

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. 


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to [email protected].


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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: No
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: Merck
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