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Associate Principal Scientist, Veterinary Services

Company: Merck
Location: West Point
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Associate Principal Scientist, Veterinary Services Location West Point, Pennsylvania, United States of America Job Type Full time This site is for Res idents of the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico.
Residents of other markets, please click here . Job DescriptionOur 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.Under minimal direction and supervision, this candidate will perform highly technical surgical procedures; provide clinical care, and preventative medicine programs for all species; consultation and collaboration with investigators for animal model and protocol development; development and training of technical staff. Primary activities include, but are not limited to:Primary Responsibilities:

  • Uses technical and scientific expertise to plan, conduct, and summarize complex nonclinical studies and projects and prepares and distributes appropriate documentation.
  • Conducts laboratory procedures with minimal direction and supervision in compliance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), regulatory guidance's (GXPs), safety guidelines, and company policies and procedures.
  • Determines possible solutions to difficult technical issues and, after consultation with appropriate staff, implements these solutions.
  • Uses judgment to identify and solve problems of moderate complexity. May make assignments to staff members in order to resolve specific problems.
  • Collaborates and exchanges information and works with peers, both within department and outside department and utilizes the services of internal and external specialists to achieve individual and laboratory objectives.
  • Represents functional group on cross-functional project teams, monitors external trends and developments; develops contacts external to the Area and/or Company.
  • Independently balances multiple projects while preserving the quality and integrity of each.
  • Applies knowledge across multiple therapeutic or technical areas.
  • Functions effectively as a team leader and contributes independently as required by the needs of the project. Assists in management of project team objectives, schedules and deliverables. Trains and mentors others on complex technical procedures and experiments.
  • Contributes to development and revision of written policies and procedures.
  • Participates in recommended educational and training opportunities to enhance their understanding of external activities/new technologies that relate to their area objectives.Within a specific area, role may also include the following activities:
    • Produce experimental surgical models and provide oversight to staff performing surgeries, technical procedures, and anesthesia.
    • Provide veterinary services for our Research & Development Division's animals consistent with professional standards and assures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines for animal care and use.
    • May coordinate the function of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
    • Conduct veterinary studies and assignments, receiving only general supervision.
    • Interpret information supplied by investigatory procedures and recommend subsequent studies designed to clarify problem areas.
    • Determine possible courses of action to be pursued.
    • Plan and schedule experiments designed to provide solutions to the problems posed.
    • Assign specific portions of problems to various staff members. May utilize the services of specialists such as technical information, scientific information, biometric personnel, etc.
    • Responsible for several independent or related problems simultaneously.
    • Develop additional technical competence through association with fellow senior staff members.
    • Provide consultation governing the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals.
    • Collaborate on the selection and development of animal models.
    • Develop and manage animal husbandry programs.
    • Collaborates closely with principal investigators within our Research & Development Division.
    • Educate scientific, animal care and ancillary staff.
    • Prepares and submits documents including monthly highlights, study reports and scientific manuscripts.
    • Plans, directs, and evaluates both self-initiated and assigned research programs and interprets scientific data to identify and/or develop new product candidates or to improve existing therapeutic products.Education Minimum Requirements:
      • D.V.M. (or equivalent Veterinary Medicine advanced degree) from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine with a license to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S. or Canada as applicable. Post-doctoral training in laboratory animal science or veterinary surgery preferred. Board certification or board eligibility (ACLAM or other veterinary specialty board) highly preferred
      • Minimum B.S degree and an equivalent combination of training and laboratory animal surgical experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.Required Experience & Skills:
        • Teamwork & Collaboration: Effectively works in partnership with others to accomplish goals; possesses group leadership skills.
        • Problem Solving & Innovation: Effectively solves problems with creative, efficient solutions; gathers and analyzes data and effectively
        • responds to new, complex or problematic situations.
        • Results Orientation: Thoughtfully conducts appropriate work leading to clear and efficient decisions; sets clear performance standards, overcomes obstacles, and holds self and others accountable for achieving results. Possesses prioritization/ scheduling time management skills; compiles data and study documentation, interprets results, and draws conclusions that may impact product development or equipment/ project timelines.
        • Agility: Recognizes the need for change and is willing and able to adapt to changing circumstances.
        • Communication Skills: Demonstrates advanced communication skills in conveying and receiving information. Demonstrates advanced oral and written communication skills commensurate with need to collaborate outside the Functional Group and department
        • Data Analysis & Interpretation: Analyzes and interprets data in an objective, thoughtful and efficient manner; applies results to decision making and communicates analyses in terms that can be understood by stakeholders.
        • Technical and Experimental Skills: Demonstrates strong surgical, anesthesia, and clinical skills with a variety of species, and the ability to troubleshoot surgical techniques to preserve the integrity of a study. Possesses an advanced ability to design, plan and perform robust and efficient experiments that lead to clear decisions.
        • Knowledge of the Field: Demonstrates technical knowledge related to research in the laboratory. Effectively applies knowledge of scientific field to optimize decision making.
        • Knowledge of Pharmaceutical Discovery Development & Lifecycle Management: Effectively applies knowledge of current technology trends to optimize drug discovery, development and lifecycle management processes across key functional areas.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., Kenilworth, 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 --- In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.Invent. Impact. Inspire.NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTSIn accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.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.Current Employees apply HERE Current Contingent Workers apply HERE US and Puerto Rico Residents Only: Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.
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          EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement--- OFCCP EEO Supplement We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully--
          Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.--Employee Status: RegularRelocation:DomesticVISA Sponsorship:No Travel Requirements: No Travel RequiredFlexible Work Arrangements:Shift:1st - DayValid Driving License:Hazardous Material(s):Number of Openings: 1
          Requisition ID:R110021 Email this job to: About Us We are one company, but we operate under two different corporate brand names. We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as MSD everywhere else. COVID-19 Learn how our hiring is going virtual to protect you and our employees. Total Rewards Discover how we support our employees' well-being to help them fulfill their potential. Be Yourself Our culture values a diversity of voices and always bringing your best self to work.
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          • The Physician Payment Sunshine Act (PPSA) Get tailored job recommendations based on your interests. Not ready to apply? Join our Talent Community to stay connected and receive updates on the latest job opportunities. This careers website is intended for Residents of the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. Residents in other markets, please visit our MSD Careers page. Information on this site is for the purpose of presenting career opportunities at our organization and give our audience a view of our culture, diversity and growth opportunities. Our Company is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Reporting on our commitment to society, people and communities around the world An initiative to create a world where no woman has to die giving life The global animal health business unit of Merck

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