Bioanalytical Scientist

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Rahway, NJ, US

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Requisition ID: RES002231

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’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.  


Merck Animal Health is seeking a motivated individual to work as a bioanalytical bench scientist within its Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) bioanalytical laboratory. This is a bioanalytical scientist position with primary duties in preparing and analyzing samples from biological matrices using LC-MS/MS, and preparing reports.


This position is a part of the Bioanalytical group, Global Preclinical Development, based in Rahway, New Jersey.  Main responsibilities include:

• Development, validation and implementation of LC-MS/MS assays for the analysis of tissue, plasma and other biological  samples to support pharmacokinetic, toxicokinetic, clinical efficacy and/or human food safety studies in a GLP environment, with duties inclusive of, but not limited to, extracting tissue and plasma samples, setting up instrument analysis, and processing and interpreting LC-MS/MS data;

• Assurance that notebooks and other documentations are up-to-date as per GLP regulations and departmental guidelines;

• Preparation of validation and sample analysis reports under the supervision of study directors or principal investigators; assist study directors or principal investigators on all study-related tasks;

• Compliance with and maintenance of required training for company and departmental SOPs, safety-related guidance and other guidelines as relevant/applicable;

• Adherence to short term goals, objectives and timelines agreed upon with management, and study directors/principal investigators via working independently (e.g., with little to no management oversite in this regard);

• Interaction with partners in other functional lines, such as Drug Safety and Metabolism, Quality Assurance, and program management, under the supervision of management and/or principal investigators/study directors;

• Troubleshooting assays when problems arise;

• Any relevant/applicable additional BA assignments as directed by management;

• Ability to multi-task and be a team player.


Education Minimum Requirement:

BS or MS degree in chemistry, biochemistry or related scientific discipline with more than 5 years of industrial experience, preferably in a bioanalytical laboratory.


Required Experience and Skills**:

• Experience developing, validating and implementing LC-MS/MS methods under GLP;

• Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills;

• Experience in Watson or other LIMS systems;

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.


Preferred Experience and Skills:

• Highly motivated individual with the aspiration to learn and develop himself/herself;


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. 


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Job: Research Science Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): N/A
Hazardous Materials: lab chemicals, drugs in development, animal tissues and plasma
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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