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Our Company is looking for a Process Development Scientist to join its Argentina´s sales organization. The Process Development Scientist position is part of a worldwide team of engineers and scientists reporting into the Technology Management group for Merck's field organization. The ideal candidate will be a scientist/engineer with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of bioprocess unit operations, relevant process development hands-on skills and possess 3- 5 years experience.
Position responsibilities include:
-Proactively pursuing and performing process development studies for the purification of therapeutic proteins
-Involvement in the selection and sizing, process optimization, and technology transfer activities associated with the purification of new pharmaceuticals; Primary focus is on phase 1-3 drug development
-Collaborate and work with client process development groups in Argentina.
-Perform bench scale experimentation with Ourtechnologies such as sterile membrane filtration, depth filtration, tangential flow filtration, viral reduction filtration, as well as chromatography
-Work collaboratively with a team of local Companyaccount managers to provide technical expertise and consultation on Ourtechnologies to local clients.
The candidate will be highly motivated and self-directed. Travel to customers within Argentina is required. Some travel to neighboring countries is also expected The position would be located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with occasional travel to Argentina´s countryside. Additional travel (domestic and global) would be required for team meetings.
BS/MS or PHD in chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, life sciences, chemistry or biochemistry with 3- 5 years experience within pharmaceutical development or technology implementation.
Must have excellent hands on laboratory skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Excel or other data analysis software and be able to:
-Schedule, plan and execute bench-top experiments independently.
-Develop test methods and produce high quality written experimental reports for our customers.
-Execute simple and complex test plans
-Derive relevant conclusions based on the experimental results and effectively communicate this to our customers.
-Make recommendations for future course of action based on experimental results.
The candidate must have well-developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to respond in a timely fashion with technical feedback for our clients.
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