Associate Specialist, Engineering

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. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

West Point Technical Operations - HPV/Recombivax/Alum is seeking highly motivated individuals to partner with Operations, Vaccine Process Development, Quality Operations and Regulatory groups to meet the targeted manufacturing and compliance initiatives for Bio/Bacterial Vaccine Manufacturing. West Point Technical Operations - HPV/Recombivax/Alum provides process technical support for the manufacture of Merck's recombinant vaccines: Gardasil® (Quadrivalent HPV VLP Vaccine) and Recombivax HB® (Hepatitis B Vaccine). This individual will be a subject matter expert on the technical support team for a licensed vaccine area with duties that include: investigation and resolution of process deviations, ownership/management of the batch instructions, analysis of process-derived data to support trouble-shooting and process optimization, identification and implementation of process improvements, support for regulatory inspections and submissions and implementation of process analytical technologies. Limited additional shift or weekend coverage may be required based on specific assignments.

  • BS/MS in chemical engineering, biological sciences or related discipline with solid academic record and/or relevant work experience.
Required Experience:
  • One (1) year of relevant work experience, including manufacturing technical support or development of biologics / sterile products
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills
  • Strong problem-solving, communication and team-work skills
Preferred Experience:
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates possessing purification or fermentation processing, equipment, and/or technical support experience as well as those with demonstrated team leadership, equipment support, six sigma and/or lean manufacturing skills.
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