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Scientist, Oral Formulation Sciences

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 a passionate scientist with prior industry experience and a drive to develop new medicines to improve human health. In this role, the individual will be responsible for leading elements of the formulation development of new chemical entities as part of a matrix team from initial first in human formulations (suspensions, solutions, capsules, tablets) through final market formulation definition and manufacturing process robustness assessment.
Additional responsibilities are as follows:
? Develops and applies basic principles and scientific concepts to execute work in a laboratory or pilot plant environment to develop solid oral drug products.
? Capability to lead manufacturing operations in non-GMP and GMP environments.
? Executes routine experiments and data interpretation with independently.
? Ability to operate and trouble shoot equipment and processes.
? Utilizes laboratory/pilot plant skills and fundamental scientific principles to execute on daily responsibilities and contributes to the development of project team strategy.
? Can understand overall project timelines to manage prioritization of individual contributor deliverables with minimal supervision.
? Works well with others in collaborative team environments.
? Builds awareness of relevant new and current technologies to grow as a pharmaceutical scientist.
Education Minimum Requirement:
+ B.S. or M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related discipline with a minimum of 3 years relevant industrial experience.
Required Experience and Skills :
+ Prior industry experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related field
+ Ability to learn and apply new scientific principles to execution of daily responsibilities in an independent manner
+ Demonstrated ability to collate and conduct basic data analysis in an independent manner
+ Prior experience with Microsoft Office, statistical software (JMP, Minitab), and numerical analysis software (Matlab)
+ Strong verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Experience and Skills:
+ Ability to learn and grow independently and in team environments.
+ Prior experienced with advanced simulation/modeling software packages (gSOLIDS, Solidworks, ANSYS Polyflow, etc..)
+ Experience with advanced drug product manufacturing technologies.
+ Desire to build new capabilities through the evaluation of new technologies and hands-on optimization of existing technologies.
+ Demonstrated ability to apply the principles of physical/organic chemistry, physical pharmacy & materials science to solving practical pharmaceutical development problems
+ Hands-on experience in pharmaceutical pilot plants
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.
If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com .
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Job _Preclinical Dev Generic_
Title: _Scientist, Oral Formulation Sciences_
Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway
Requisition ID: _PRE000698_

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