Scientist, Biologics & Vaccine Formulation:

West Point Pennsylvania
Requisition ID: BIO005071

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

We are seeking a B.S. level scientist to join our Vaccine Analytical Development team located in West Point, PA as a Scientist. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a team applying state of the art separation methods to facilitate vaccine development. The responsibilities include accurately performing existing biochemical assays (HPLC, CE, and SDS-PAGE methods) independently, troubleshooting technical issues, participate in routine lab maintenance activities, maintaining accurate records, and timely communicating results to customers. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively in the multidisciplinary team environment and provide technical input to enable team decisions.Lastly, the individual will be expected author development report, analytical method protocols, qualification protocols, and technically review data.  



  • A B.S. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Analytical chemistry with minimum of three (3) years of industry experience.


  • Experience with different types of CE separations (CZE, CGE, and MEKC) with respect to biological molecules.
  • Demonstrated ability to trouble-shoot technical issues with CE and LC systems.
  • Experience with live viruses or viral vaccines.
  • Knowledge of GMP requirement and experience working in a regulated laboratory environment.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Familiar with ICH guideline of analytical procedure validation.


  • Capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple projects.
  • Capable of performing assay qualification and robustness evaluation with minimum supervision.
  • Motivation to learn new skills, willingness to take on new challenges, and scientific curiosity.
  • Solid computer skills, experienced with automated laboratory instrumentation, and independent analytical problem solving capabilities.

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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