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Associate Specialist, EM Lab

Requisition ID: QUA008593

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 Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that's committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

At least 1-3 years of relevant post-degree work experience in Environmental Monitoring, Aseptic Manufacturing or Microbiological Laboratory Operations. Evidence of good oral and written communication skills ( i.e., effective presentation of concepts and ideas, as well as interpersonal and conflict resolution skills). Attention to detail, flexibility and an awareness of production and attendant quality control problems. Basic understanding of GMPs and of regulatory requirements as they apply to the vaccine, sterile pharmaceutical or related fields. Ability to sit, stand and move within work space for extended periods, ability to perform repetitive tasks including frequent hand to finger manipulations, grasping pushing and pulling; ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Qualifications Preferred: Quality Control, Quality Assurance and/or cGMP experience.

The candidate selected for the Environmental Monitoring (EM) Lab position will be responsible for reading EM Plates, TOC analysis, Conductivity, Biological Indicators, KTA LAL, Bioburden, Growth Promotion, Micro-IDs, Gas Testing, LIMS, SAP, Trackwise, Investigations with GMP experience.


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in a science field

Required Experience and Skills:

  • M inimum of one (1) year of pharmaceutical experience; able to work Sunday to Wednesday, 6am to 4:30pm.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Reading EM Plates, TOC analysis, Conductivity, Biological Indicators, KTA LAL, Bioburden, Growth Promotion, Micro-IDs, Gas Testing, LIMS, SAP, Trackwise, Investigations with GMP experience.

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: Quality Operations
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
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Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Associate Specialist, EM Lab

Durham, NC
Full Time

Published on 08/06/2019