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Director, Analytical Chemistry Enabling Technology

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 Director, Analytical Chemistry Enabling Technologies is responsible for providing strategic and technical leadership to analytical scientists providing deep subject matter expertise across specialized analytical capabilities and developing key analytical chemistry platforms and technologies critical to understanding and advancing the Merck pipeline of new chemical entities across all modalities. This includes a range of analytical capabilities for drug discovery and process development across small molecule, biologics and vaccines as well as implementation of new technologies and platforms to benefit partners across Discovery Chemistry, Process Development and Pre-Clinical Development. The Director reports to the Executive Director, Analytical Enabling Technologies and will be directly responsible for a team of 15-20 senior and associate level scientists. The position is accountable for delivering analytical methodologies and platforms to enable acceleration of discovery and development programs and to influence design of chemical matter across discovery modalities. The incumbent must have the ability to set strategy and enhance implementation of existing methodologies across our organization's network, as well as creating the framework for an innovative team dynamic conducive to the invention of new methodologies that will represent a future competitive edge. The incumbent will be responsible for the recruiting, appraisal and development of personnel under his/her supervision. The Director selects, trains, and effectively recommends transfers, merit increases, promotions, and closures of personnel under his/her direction within the framework of Company policy.  The role will also be responsible for proactive resourcing planning, risk assessment strategies and budget management as necessary. Maintaining a strong external network across the academic community is expected, as well as advancing an internal culture of scientific excellence and collaboration and this will be a core responsibility for the Analytical Chemistry Enabling Technologies lead. Qualifications Education Minimum Requirement: oPh.D. in analytical chemistry or related field with a minimum of 4 years of experience or M.S. with a minimum of 8 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry  Position Qualifications: oExcellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creativity, strong interpersonal and collaborative skills  oDemonstrated ability in leading cross-functional groups with proven talent development skillsets. oAbility to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions is essential oStrength in delivering results on firm deadlines in support of compound discovery, development and commercial filing 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.    Requisition ID: CHE006265
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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