Senior Scientist of Biopharmaceutics

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.  The successful candidate will be responsible for informing formulation and drug product development by driving the biopharmaceutics strategy in drug product teams to achieve optimal in vivo performance. As the biopharmaceutics project representative, the candidate will be leading the development and applications of predictive in vitro, in vivo, and in silico tools, conducting pharmacokinetic analysis and modeling and translating that to drug product attributes for oral and alternate routes of administration.   Primary responsibilities include but not limited to: Representing the biopharmaceutics function in Pharmaceutical Sciences drug product development teams. Proactively identifying key biopharmaceutics risks at each stage of drug product development and conducting hypothesis-based assessment of biopharmaceutics risks. Analyzing pharmacokinetic data and conducting biopharmaceutics and PBPK modeling to drive the development of in vitro-in vivo relationships and preclinical-to-clinical translation of formulation performance, linking performance to API and formulation attributes.  Writing and reviewing reports to support both development decisions and regulatory product filings.   Collaborating with team members to identify and execute predictive dissolution testing. Leading and participating in both internal and external innovation in the fields of biopharmaceutics and drug delivery. Qualifications Education Minimum Requirement: Ph.D in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Science or related field with 0-4 years of industrialexperience  Required Experience and Skills: Formal training in oral or alternate route drug delivery and applications of in vitro and in silico models to elucidate in vivo drug absorption process.  Hands-on experience in developing biopharmaceutics tools and models.  Strong influencing and communication skills, and demonstrated ability and creativity in solving tough problems. A track record of scientific publications related to biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics or drug delivery evaluation.    Preferred Experience and Skills: Extensive hands-on experience in absorption modeling and simulation and predictive in vitro techniques is highly desirable.   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.    Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:  Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. Requisition ID: PRE000695
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Less than 5 years

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