Scientist – Toxicokinetics

September 23, 2022
West Point, PA
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**Job Description**

The Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion (ADME) and Discovery Toxicology group within Preclinical Development (PCD) in West Point, PA is seeking a highly motivated office-based Scientist to support toxicokinetic analysis and reporting of nonclinical toxicity studies [ie, exploratory and definitive/Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)] to support the development of small molecules and biologics. The candidate will work cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment with other scientists. Strong interpersonal, communication, troubleshooting, and collaboration skills are required.

**Key Responsibilities**

+ Serve as a supporting scientist for toxicokinetic analysis and reporting; working closely with toxicokinetic scientists, study directors, bioanalytical scientists, CRO monitors, and Information Technology (IT).

+ Essential duties include, but not limited to the following: calculate PK/TK parameters, interpret results, and write reports to a high standard in accordance with external and internal regulations.

+ Ensure compliance with GLP, SOPs, and study protocols.

+ Deliver high quality scientific results according to agreed timelines for several concurrent studies.

+ Participate and potentially act as functional group lead on pharmacokinetic software validation as part of computer system lifecycle management.

+ Potential to lead strategy as a contributing scientist for toxicokinetic study design, analysis, reporting and interpretation on early development compounds.

**Qualifications & Experience**

+ Bachelors (3+ years) or Masters (0-3 years) degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, or related scientific discipline

+ Ability to quickly learn electronic systems, with strong hands-on proficiencies with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

+ Working knowledge of Phoenix/WinNonlin and Watson LIMS is a plus.

+ Strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving, collaboration, and presentation skills.

+ Ability to work and troubleshoot with minimal supervision

**Preferred Experience:**

+ Experience working within a research-driven pharmaceutical company

+ Knowledge of computer system lifecycle management

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

**Who we are ...**

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

**What we look for ...**

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.


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If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

**New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.**

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**Requisition ID:** R196613

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