Associate Principal Scientist

Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States, 07033
Jul 16, 2017
Sep 14, 2017
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

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 125-year legacy. Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world's premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we're doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck's leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

Associate Principal Scientist
Kenilworth, NJ
Job # BIO004862

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Scientist to join the Merck Sterile Formulation Sciences unit in Kenilworth, NJ. In this laboratory-based position, the candidate will be responsible for biophysical and biochemical characterization of biotherapeutics, such as complex proteins, monoclonal antibodies, and derived modalities



  • PhD with a minimum of 4 years' experience in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biophysical Chemistry or related fields of experience OR MS with a minimum of 8 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biophysical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related fields.


  • Direct experience with biophysical characterization complex proteins, monoclonal antibodies (e.g., CD, FTIR, DLS, DSC, etc.)
  • Knowledge of biochemical characterization assays (e.g,. chromatography assays)
  • Strong laboratory and experimental skills, data analysis and verbal communication skills, ability to multitask, collaborate and prioritize.


  • Experience with drug product formulation and manufacturing processes development for therapeutic proteins, process scale-up and optimization.
  • Knowledge and experience with MS techniques including HDX
  • Knowledge and experience with analytical ultracentrifugation
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations
  • Experience as scientific mentor and/or team leader


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