Associate Specialist, Engineering Job
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Associate Specialist, Engineering-CHE003831


Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as 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 people 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.

The Chemical Process Development & Commercialization Department (CPDC) is seeking highly motivated individuals who are looking for an opportunity to work in a fast-paced job that provides a high degree of technical and project management responsibility. Under scientific and administrative direction, incumbent carries out independent research which involves conceiving, designing, planning, and implementing advanced studies aimed at achieving research goals related to process development, technology development, and production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). In this capacity, the incumbent is expected to make scientific contributions to research programs of major importance to the Research and Manufacturing Divisions. This position is largely hands-on with process development/scale-up work performed at scales spanning the range from laboratory scale to commercial manufacturing scale. The candidate may also have the opportunity to manage development and/or manufacturing activities at external suppliers.

A high level of innovation, creativity, and self-initiative along with the ability to plan and organize activities are expected. Strong communication skills are also critical to success in CPDC because engineers are required to communicate regularly, clearly, and with confidence as they discuss technical problems, provide oversight to pilot plant operations, and interface with cross-functional colleagues/customers.


Education Minimum Requirements:

The position requires a BS in Chemical Engineering from an accredited college/university (Graduation by June 2013)

Preferred Experience and Skills:

Up to 2 years of relevant work experience, where relevant work experience may include:

- Experience with process scale-up and technology transfer, moving from laboratory to pilot plant and production scale.

- Demonstrated capability to develop and execute an experimental program to address issues of process robustness, productivity, and cost, integrating efforts with specialists in other technical disciplines.

- Experience with chemical engineering-related technology development

- Demonstrated proficiency in balancing resource requirements within projects and among multiple assigned projects.

- Familiarity with concepts and application of cGMP during pharmaceutical development and production.

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. Merck’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.

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Job: Chemical Engineering

Job Title : Associate Specialist

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials
: Yes, A variety of chemicals and solvents are associated with the position

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