Specialist - Quality Control, Large Molecule BCR:
Merck USA

Merck USA
West Point Pennsylvania
Requisition ID: LAB000796

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. 

The Quality Specialist will be responsible for supporting the large molecule biological critical reagents programs. This position requires hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, analytical, and/or cell biology techniques for biological critical reagents, such as reference standards, positive controls, and other critical materials. Under guidance, the incumbent will support the entire life-cycle of critical biological reagents, from generation and testing to inventory and shipping. All work will be conducted to the highest quality and conform to GMP and regulatory expectations.



  • B.S., M.S. in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related biological science
  • Bachelor’s with 3 years of laboratory experience. Master’s with a 1 year of laboratory experience. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills and ability to work independently. 
  • Strong technical knowledge and high level of technical performance. 
  • Laboratory experience, knowledge of laboratory operations and bio-analytical instrumentation with an emphasis on molecular and analytical techniques.
  • GMP experience
  • Previous technical and/or analytical troubleshooting experience in biologics development, and/or quality site experience. 
  • Proficiency in molecular biology techniques, biochemistry techniques, and/or cell based assays. 
  • Experience in the following assays:, PCR, qPCR, ELISA, HPLC, CE, Western Blot, SDS-PAGE
  • Statistical analysis experience with familiarity with JMP.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Technical / analytical data comprehension
  • Judgment, organization and project management abilities

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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