Scientist, Process Analytics - Biologics Process Development and Commercialization:

West Point Pennsylvania
Requisition ID: PRO016758

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. 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Process Analytics Development group supporting the commercialization of diverse therapeutic protein candidates in the biologics pipeline. The individual will provide analytical support to in-process testing for process development and commercialization activities and also participate in related in-process method development and qualification for pipeline and in-line biologics programs.  The individual should have relevant training and experience in general analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, UPLC, UV spectrophotometry, ELISA, Glycan analysis etc). 

The position will be responsible for technical documentation (e.g. electronic notebooks, testing methods, technical reports, etc.) according to Merck's standard practices. It also requires close collaboration with different functional areas (e.g. upstream, purification, technical operations etc.) within Biologics Process Development and Commercialization (BPDC). 



  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Analytical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, or related field with a minimum of three (3) years of relevant industry experience with a Bachelors Degree or a minimum of one (1) year of relevant industry experience with a Masters Degree or higher.


  • In-depth technical knowledge and expertise in the characterization of biological molecules. 
  • Experience with HPLC and/or UPLC method development and qualification.


  • Working knowledge of statistical methods for DOE design and data analysis (e.g., JMP or Design Expert software), statistical process control (SPC), multivariate analysis (MVA), and/or process analytical technologies (PAT) techniques for biologics processes 
  • Working understanding of US/EU regulatory requirements. (e.g. comparability, method transfer).
  • Working knowledge of cGMPs.
  • Working knowledge of mass spectrometry.

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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