Merck Testing Analyst in West Point, Pennsylvania

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.

Applications are sought for a motivated and experienced Scientist to join the BioChemistry Lab of the GMP Laboratories group within Vaccine Bioprocess Research and Development in West Point, PA. Primary responsibilities of this position include biochemical assay (chromatography) testing in support of the release and stability of drug substance and drug product clinical supplies for vaccine and biologics clinical candidates. Specific duties include:

  • Performing assays to measure BSL1 and BSL2 products and process residuals under cGMP conditions

  • Authoring cGMP SOPs and analytical method procedures

  • Authoring and executing analytical method qualification protocols

  • Actively participating in routine lab maintenance activities

  • Authoring and performing instrument validation documents and activities, respectively

  • Managing and coordinating projects for cross disciplinary groups

  • Activities may require flexible scheduling for occasional shift work


  • Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline.

  • A Bachelor's Degree combined with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, OR a Master's Degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, OR a PhD with no additional years of relevant experience is required.

Required :

  • In-depth knowledge, understanding, and experience performing biochemical assays.

  • Formal training and experience with analytical instrumentation (e.g. HPLC).

  • Experience with viral vaccines.


  • Formal training and experience with cGMP expectations, electronic notebooks, electronic data repositories, instrument validation, and SOPs

  • Track-record of independent problem-solving and application of advanced innovative scientific approaches

  • Committed to working in a collaborative manner across functional areas

  • Fast learner with an attention to details

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent organization to multi-task and manage multiple projects

  • Possess strong scientific skills including sound experimental design, data processing and interpretation skills

  • Experience with aseptic handling of cell lines

  • Experience with analytical method development and transfer to GMP labs

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Title: Testing Analyst

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Requisition ID: BIO004737