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Laboratory Operations Chemist

Job Description

Our Engineers support internal and external manufacturing operations remain operational, continuously improve and innovate. With our extensive range of facilities and environments, our Engineers have opportunities across many diverse areas including Biological, Chemical, Automation, Capital Projects, Maintenance, Safety, Process Development, Technical Services, Utilities and Validation.

Primary responsibilities are routine laboratory dissolution, assay/degradate, content uniformity, and identity testing and documentation in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) laboratory.  Additional responsibilities include entering data into Labware, drafting investigations, participating and leading root cause analysis, updating standard operating procedures, training and mentoring other analysts, troubleshooting instrumentation issues, and participation in the daily tier process.  Testing equipment utilized include but are not limited to Ultraviolet (UV), High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), dissolution baths, & Karl Fisher, pH meter, conductivity meter, & Near Infrared (NIR).

Education Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science (B.A./B.S) Degree (Science or Engineering)

Required Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years of pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement principles.
  • Experience operating routine laboratory equipment including but not limited to: HPLC, dissolution apparatus, FTIR, NIR, Karl Fisher, pH meter, conductivity meter, UV, etc.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and cGMP principles.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Utilizing Empower
  • Utilizing Labware/ Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Execution of root cause analysis
  • Background in technical writing including but not limited to: updating of standard operating procedures and writing quality notifications
  • Knowledge of Tier processes
  • Executing Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize and Sustain (5S) principles

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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Employee Status:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:

Flex Time


1st - Day

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):

General lab testing and chemicals. Acids, bases, strong organic chemicals

Number of Openings:


Requisition ID:R29686

Laboratory Operations Chemist

Wilson, NC
Full Time

Published on 01/27/2020