Scientist, Formulation Development (Animal Health):

Rahway New Jersey
Requisition ID: PRE000639

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.

This position is for a Scientist in Formulation Development, Merck - Animal Health.  The selected candidate will serve on high-impact and complex, cross-functional teams as well as enabling organizational initiatives.

In this role, the Scientist is expected to:
  • Apply scientific know-how to design formulations and develop manufacturing processes for a wide range of dosage forms, including oral solids and liquids, topicals, otic, ophthalmic, injectables, and implants.
  • Provide support for the development program of animal health dosage forms, both at laboratory as well as pilot scales.
  • Maintain high-quality documentation, independently analyze and interpret data, and prepare technical reports and external publications as appropriate.
Opportunities are available for candidates with little to intermediate levels of experience.  

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree  in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or related discipline, with minimum 1 year experience in product development or related activities.
  • Strong scientific background,  attention to details, and good oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to work independently under the general direction of a laboratory supervisor or other members of the formulation/process development team.
  • Familiarity with laboratory and/or manufacturing techniques.
  • Experience in preparing technical documents and presentations
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.

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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Company Trade Name: Merck
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