Jan 18, 2019

Laboratory Technician

  • Merck
  • Elkton, VA, US

Job Description

Requisition ID: MAR007291

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. 

The candidate will have knowledge of microbiology and/or microbial fermentation, molecular biology and protein purification. The individual will be able to independently and proactively execute protocols and experimental objectives in a timely and detail oriented manner.

Tasks will involve operations relating to microbiological fermentations, sterile media preparation, operation of bioreactors, assay work, and other general microbiological procedures. In addition, responsibilities will include execution of various bioanalytical techniques.


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences, bioengineering, or related field

Required Experience and Skills:
  • Basic knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, or microbiology..
  • Excellent organization skills to multi-task and manage multiple projects. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Self-motivated, energetic, organized, and willing to work in a laboratory setting.
  • Applicant must be able to work flexible work schedule that includes shift work.
  • Some heavy lifting; applicant must not have lifting restrictions 

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Previous experience working with microbial fermentations.
  • Experience performing analytical work including HPLC

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. 


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.


Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: 

Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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 Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of it’s manifestations.

Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): Other (see Work Schedule)
Hazardous Materials: Acids, Bases, Sterilants
Company Trade Name: Merck

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