Sr. Laboratory Technician - Operations
Millsboro , Delaware
February 03, 2017
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.

A Senior Laboratory Technician is responsible for critical laboratory procedures and duties in the production of veterinary products. Technicians may work a variety of technical equipment while completing cell culture processes throughout the manufacturing process. At all times technicians must follow Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures and adhere to all safety and company policies, perform duties assigned by department supervision.

Some of the duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform procedures including aseptic work, antigen inoculation and harvest, poultry husbandry, filling vaccines, etc.
  • Assist in formulations and calculations
  • Maintain accurate and reliable record keeping including charts, log books, and all pertinent documentation
  • Communicate any unusual and/or non-routine occurrences when performing tasks
  • Cleaning work areas, animal cage cleaning, prepare, clean and sterilize glassware and equipment for use
  • Animal room and equipment setup/operation
  • Train and mentor other technicians in manufacturing

  • Must have completed a High School diploma/ GED with a minimum of 3 years laboratory or related laboratory experience, -OR- an Associates' degree with a minimum of 2 years laboratory or related laboratory experience, -OR- a Bachelors' degree in Biology, Biological Sciences or related Life sciences discipline
Required Experience and Skills:
  • Applicant must be able to work flexible work schedule to meet the demands of the manufacturing process
  • Must have the ability to read, write and understand technical information and to effectively communicate information to colleagues are various levels.
  • Majority of time is spent standing, walking, pushing, pulling and lifting. May be required to lift up to 50 lbs. at times.
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required per Safety Policy, as this role may involve contact with Hazardous Materials.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Preferred candidate would have experience with poultry and training in Aseptic Clean room Behaviors

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at
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