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Specific Responsibilities include:
  • Management of group members including setting objectives, holding team meetings, providing candid real time feedback, conducting formal reviews, fostering meaningful and actionable employee development plans, engaging and retaining staff, managing performance issues and ensuring appropriate staffing and balancing of resources.
  • Support PPDM's and our Research & Development Division'sobjectives by supporting a portion of the late-stage drug development pipeline. Responsibilities would include managing bioanalytical activities at select Contract Research Organizations (CROs) with a focus on PK, ADA and nAb assays.
  • Participate in regular group meetings with the vendors across the globe. Working-hour flexibility is expected to accommodate global meetings, especially with our company in China and some vendors located in China.
  • As the senior scientist in the group, mentor junior scientists on solving complex problems independently while helping them gain confidence in decision making.
  • Represent the Outsourcing Group as a Scientific Lead for select drug modalities.
  • Maintain vendor relationships with select CROs. Participate in Site Visits to review ongoing work, provide insight into future strategy, and build/maintain relationships.
  • Maintains a contemporary knowledge of Regulatory and GLP requirements and ensures externally supported work is following the latest regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in forecasting annual budget, reporting quarterly actuals vs. plan, and meeting budget within pre-specified bounds. Align with functional areas to understand needs and align with finance.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and other stakeholders that guide the science and achieve our company'squality expectations.
  • Contribute to overall group strategy in line with PPDM and our Research & Development Division's strategies. Deliver on annual group objectives in line with strategy.
  • Collaborating and coordinating extensively and effectively across functions, both internally and externally, to achieve program deliverables as part of a team.

Education Minimum Requirement:

PhD in Biology, Cell Biology, Virology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related field with 7+ years of relevant bioanalytical experience; or Master's degree with 10+ years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's degree with 14+ years of relevant experience.

Required Experience and Skills:
  • Bioanalytical experience with regulated ligand binding assays (e.g. PK, ADA and Nab) cell-based functional and neutralization assays, molecular assays, and LC/MS assays, with knowledge of regulatory agency requirements for operating in a regulated environment.
  • Ability to work independently and within a cross-functional team.
  • Excellent leadership, technical, communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude and proven performance record.
  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills required.

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • 10+ years of experience working in a regulated bioanalytical environment and familiarity with FDA bioanalytical guidance requirements.
  • Project Management Experience
  • Vendor relationship management experience
  • Experience with negotiation of timelines and project demands

Location: West Point, Pennsylvania or remote work arrangement

Travel Requirements: 20%


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Expected salary range:
$159,200.00 - $250,700.00

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Requisition ID:R271470

Job Information

  • Job ID: 71690762
  • Workplace Type: Remote
  • Location:
    REMOTE, United States
  • Position Title: Principal Scientist, Regulated Bioanalytical Outsourcing
  • Company Name For Job: Merck
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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