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Senior Scientist, High Throughput Analytics

Merk

Vaccine Analytical Research & Development in our Company’s Research Labs, West Point, PA is seeking a candidate for a laboratory position in a High Throughput Analytics group.  The successful candidate will be part of an automation team which designs, maintains and runs automated assays to support vaccine development.  This includes high-throughput, quantitative, and automated biochemical, immunological, and cell-based assays. Responsibilities include planning and executing experiments and assay runs, application programming for automation of assay control and operation, data reduction, and data reporting. The position will support vaccine development.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Planning and executing experiments and assay runs
  • Application programming for automation of assay control and operation
  • Data reduction and data reporting.

Minimum Education Requirement:

Ph.D. within analytical chemistry, chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely-related field OR M.S. with a minimum of 5 years of experience OR B.S. with a minimum of 7 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry

Required Experience and Skills:

  • utilizing a diverse set of automated systems and assays
  • working knowledge of standard immunological methods, aseptic cell-culture technique, cell-based assays, imaging systems and image analysis.
  • maintaining automated equipment in a standardized environment
  • excellent communication and customer service skills and ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • computer programming language.
  • Laboratory automation, industrial experience, statistics experience and a working knowledge of GMP/GLP

We are a research-driven bio-pharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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.

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Senior Scientist

Merk

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist to join our cell potency group within the Vaccines Analytical Research and Development organization at our Company’s location in West Point, PA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The qualified candidate will be responsible for development, of cell-based potency assays to support our Vaccine pipeline; responsibilities include development of new assay platforms and benchmarking current approaches/techniques to the industry standards.
  • Preferably, the candidate would also have experience in engineering reporter gene assays, viral plaque assays, and experience in assay qualification/validation according to ICHQ2 guidelines.
  • The candidate will be expected to work independently, communicate results effectively in presentations to stakeholders in partner organizations or at external scientific meetings, to write technical reports, and to participate in cross-functional teams.

Education Minimum Requirements: 

  • B.S degree with 6+ years of experience, M.S. degree with 4+ years of experience or Ph.D. degree in virology, microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, bioengineering, biological sciences, or related field with experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Expertise in developing cell-based potency assays to reflect mechanism of action of drug candidates.
  • Experience viral infectivity assays such as plaque or immune-plaque assays, or TCID50, etc.
  • Experience working with primary immune cells from whole blood and BSL2 level biological agents.
  • Prior experience in bringing and applying new technologies suitable for bioassay development such as cell line engineering, stable clone generation, cell banking and cell imaging.
  • A strong team player with excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently.
  • Strong ability to deliver complex objectives under aggressive timelines in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience establishing the range, accuracy, intermediate precision, and repeatability of an assay.
  • Working knowledge in utilizing statistical approaches such as design of experiments (DoE) in developing potency assays to identify sources of assay variability, developing operating ranges within an assay procedure that keep assay variability at a minimum.
  • Working experience in a regulated environment, following standard operating procedures (SOPs), real-time documentation of experimental work, and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in utilizing statistical software such as JMP, curve-fitting software such as PLA, SoftMax Pro, or GraphPad Prism, and data trending software such as Spotfire.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and industry guidelines for Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC).

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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.

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Senior Scientist, Vaccine Analytical Research and Development

Merk

Our Research Scientists are our Inventors. We identify and target steps in disease mechanisms or pathways that could be inhibited or enhanced. Our goal is to isolate a compound that is effective against a disease target. Using innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and robust scientific methodology, we collaborate to discover the next medical breakthrough.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Scientist to join our Vaccine Analytical Research and Development Good Practices (GxP) Labs group located in West Point, PA. The Senior Scientist is a laboratory-based role tasked with solving complex analytical problems at the interface of chemistry, biology, engineering, and quality disciplines within our Company’s Research and Development (R&D) division.

The successful candidate must function well and be able to collaborate in a fast-paced, integrated, multidisciplinary team environment.  This role will support end-to-end readiness of drug substance and drug product analytical assays supporting the vaccine and biologics clinical pipeline.  Experience should demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of biochemical, immunochemical and/or cell-based assays.  Additional experience with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) expectations, electronic notebooks, electronic data/document repositories, and utilization of qualified/validated instrumentation is considered a plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Executing analytical assays to measure product and process residuals under cGMP conditions.
  • Authoring Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and analytical method procedures.
  • Authoring and executing analytical method qualification protocols.
  • Authoring and performing instrument validation documents (if necessary).
  • Managing and coordinating projects for cross disciplinary groups.
  • Activities may require flexible scheduling for occasional shift work activities, respectively.

Education Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. within analytical chemistry, chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely-related field OR M.S. with a minimum of 5 years of experience OR B.S. with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Experience should demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of biochemical, immunochemical and/or cell-based assays.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent capability to multi-task and manage multiple projects.
  • Strong scientific skills including sound experimental design, data processing and interpretation skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with cGMP expectations, electronic notebooks, electronic data/document repositories, and utilization of qualified/validated instrumentation is considered a plus.
  • Knowledge of analytical method development and transfer to GMP labs.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry

 Franklin College Department of Chemistry and Physics

The Department of Chemistry & Physics at Franklin College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry position beginning in August 2020. The position is a one-year term with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. We provide a strong, active, and tailored liberal arts education through small class sizes and intentional relationships between students and their faculty mentors. Located about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis, we support purposeful and practical academic experiences in and out of the classroom that leverage this location as students pursue personal, intellectual and professional growth. Please see www.FranklinCollege.edu for more details.

The ideal candidate for this position will offer an engaging General Chemistry course, as well as courses in Analytical Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis for science majors. The opportunity exists for the new hire to develop an elective course of their choosing in their second year. Candidates who can demonstrate a dedication to teaching, a commitment to engaging students by creatively utilizing our existing analytical instruments (GC-MS, AA, HPLC etc.) either through course deliveries or special projects, the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the College’s continuing commitment to diversity, and a genuine interest in working with undergraduates in a small-college liberal arts setting will be given preference. Applicants with Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and college-level teaching experience are highly preferred. However, those with Ph.D.in a closely-related will also be considered. ABD candidates will be required to have completed their Ph.D. by August 10, 2020.

The hire will join the department and the college at a time of exciting curricular change, and a renovated and expanded science building that highlights student research and collaboration. The historically strong Chemistry program is committed to delivering fundamentals needed in the market today through increasingly immersive and hands-on methods of teaching and learning. The college is embarking on a similar initiative campus-wide.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should submit a complete application (electronic submissions preferred) including letter of application, teaching statement, Curriculum Vita, transcripts, and student course evaluations via the application link –Franklin College Faculty Application.Three letters of recommendation should be submitted independently to humanresources@FranklinCollege.edu.


Distinguished Professor – Pharmaceutical Chemistry

University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a Distinguished Professor position in the broad area of pharmaceutical chemistry. The Linda Sayed Distinguished Professor of Chemistry is a faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor. The successful candidate is expected to maintain excellence in research with a vigorous, externally funded program, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, particularly in pharmaceutical chemistry. The successful candidate is also expected to have a significant influence on the development of a new Ph.D. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The envisioned start date for this position is August 2020.

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Assistant Professor – Marine/Atmospheric Chemistry

University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the broad area of marine or atmospheric chemistry. Ideally, the successful candidate will start August 2020. The successful applicant will enhance the department’s existing strengths in marine and atmospheric chemistry. He/she will be expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, mentor postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The applicant must have significant background in analytical chemistry because teaching duties include courses in this field. UNCW is anticipating approval for a Ph.D. in Applied Coastal and Ocean Sciences to begin in August 2022.

The department is well equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation on both the main campus and at the Center for Marine Science located 7 miles away on the Intracoastal Waterway. Information about the department and CMS can be found at uncw.edu/chem and uncw.edu/cms.

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Open Rank Professor of Biochemistry

Soka University of America

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a position for a full-time tenure-track Professorship (Open-Rank) in Biochemistry beginning August 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to excite and interest students in small classroom and laboratory settings and to develop a productive program of research and scholarship. This position will support SUA’s new Concentration in Life Sciences and Pre-Health Program housed in a new state-of the-art science teaching and research facility. The teaching responsibilities of this position include developing and teaching new biochemistry and interdisciplinary classroom and/or laboratory courses for these programs. In addition, the faculty member may develop and teach courses designed for students not concentrating in Life Science that meet the General Education course requirements in Biological Science or Physical Science. All faculty members also teach at least one course in SUA’s cross-disciplinary General Education curriculum (Core, Modes of Inquiry, or Learning Cluster; for course descriptions, see our catalog at www.soka.edu). All courses should engage students via project-based and active learning approaches suitable for small class sizes. The teaching load per academic year is five courses.

SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging B.A. in the liberal arts. The university is committed to cross-disciplinary education and aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty and students through mentorship. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, freedom and human rights to the happiness of the individual and the world provides the founding impetus for the university and its mission. SUA is open to students of all nationalities and beliefs and is committed to diversity in its academic community.  About half of SUA students have come from the US, and half have come from over 45 other countries.

Qualifications: Applicants from all fields of biochemistry are welcome with preference for interdisciplinary researchers in fields relevant to our new life sciences concentration, which is designed to prepare students for careers in biology, medicine, and public health. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or an appropriate area, and preferably will have postdoctoral experience. Applicants should be versatile enough to teach outside their area of specialization, such as organic chemistry or other chemistry courses, and will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

Benefits / Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Deadline for applications:  Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2019 and continue till the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy (which should also address how the candidate would fulfill the teaching responsibilities described above), evidence of teaching effectiveness, a one-page statement of research interests and three confidential letters of recommendation to be addressed to Bryan Penprase, Ph.D., Dean of Faculty and submitted directly from referees through the Interfolio platform. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

Please apply by clicking on this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/65303 

Email:  facultyrecruiting@soka.edu


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry

Western Washington University

Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in analytical chemistry beginning September 15, 2020.  The Chemistry Department and the College of Sciences and Engineering support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this faculty position.  Attached is a short handout with more information about the position.  A full job description and online application may be found at: https://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497190/assistant-professor-analytical-chemistry.

WWU is a primarily undergraduate state institution (about 15,000 students) in Bellingham, WA, 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia and 90 miles north of Seattle.  We have developed a strong undergraduate research culture that values excellence in research and teaching.

This is a new tenure-track faculty line in analytical chemistry.  I encourage you to share this information with your network including post-doctoral fellows, alumni, and graduating students from your program. While post-doctoral experience is a preferred qualification, recent graduates are also encouraged to apply.  Any questions about the position may be addressed to Prof. Steven Emory at (360) 650-7437 or steven.emory@wwu.edu.


Tenure-Track Chemistry Position – Open Area

The Hope College Chemistry Department

The Hope College Chemistry Department (www.hope.edu/academic/chemistry) invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position, open to all areas of chemistry, to start in Fall 2020. Candidates must have a Ph.D. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The Chemistry Department is a national leader in undergraduate research. The development of a strong, externally-funded research program involving undergraduate students is expected. Teaching responsibilities will be split between classroom and laboratory courses in the candidate’s field of expertise and the introductory chemistry program. Application materials must be submitted electronically via www.hope.edu/employment/faculty. Review of completed applications will begin September 16. A subset of candidates will be asked to be available for a video interview.