Jan 18, 2019

Laboratory Technician

  • Merck
  • Elkton, VA, US

Job Description

Requisition ID: MAR007207

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. 

Routine laboratory duties including chemical testing of samples.  Performs analysis using instrumental methods such as IR, UV, VIS, GC, HPLC, and UPLC as well as titrations and other physical and chemical tests. This position will be responsible for assisting with laboratory GMP activities by performing instrument calibrations and instrument troubleshooting.  Capable of interacting with and understanding various data acquisition/management software and Laboratory Information Management Systems. Limited non-routine Water Lab sample testing may be required.


Education Minimum Requirement: BS in chemistry, biology, microbiology or related science.

Required Experience and Skills: Hands on laboratory experience at the college level.  Ability to accurately weigh, titrate, perform calculations and analyze data.  Ability to read, understand and follow standard operating and testing procedures.  The ability to operate Windows based software applications is required.  Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts.

Preferred Experience and Skills:  1 to 3 years experience in a commercial laboratory is preferred.  Experience in a cGMP environment is preferred.  Experience in or support of a manufacturing environment is preferred.  Shift work experience is preferred.

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.


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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): Other (see Work Schedule)
Hazardous Materials: Yes - Laboratory chemicals, solvents, acids and bases. Beta Lactam antibiotic
Company Trade Name: Merck

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