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Merck Animal Health Seeks Senior Scientist- Animal Health Formulation

July 09, 2019

 Position Title 
Senior Scientist - Animal Health Formulation 



Job Description

 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.                                          

The Senior Scientist within the Merck Animal Health Formulation Group is responsible for the development of variety of different dosage forms (oral, topical, injectable, implant, etc) and related processes across all stages of development.   The successful candidate will be a self-motivated scientist with an outstanding scientific track-record and passion for pharmaceutical product development.  This individual will use innovative approaches to support both early and late stage development candidates including screening, design, and development of formulations defined by robust drug product compositions and processes. Other responsibilities include statistical experimental design & data analysis, authoring of technical reports, regulatory submissions and patent applications.  Active participation on formulation development teams while interfacing with other functional areas (e.g. project management, manufacturing, quality, regulatory affairs) and external partners to drive project milestones will be required. The candidate should have strong communication skills, good interpersonal and collaboration skills, an ability to multitask and a strong desire to learn and contribute.





Education Minimum Requirement:  MS or Ph.D. in  Pharmaceutics, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Related Discipline.


Required Experience and Skills**: 

A PhD with 0+ years of experience or a MS with 4+ years experience 

Experience developing formulations and processes 

Demonstrated excellence in independently designing and conducting experiments and analyzing data through use of QbD principles, DOEs, and statistical evaluation.


Preferred Experience and Skills:

Proven ability to identify and develop innovative ideas

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Hands-on experience in pharmaceutical pilot plants

Experience in formulating pharmaceutical products for animal health



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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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