Process Development Scientist

Posted 06 Feb 2019

Buenos Aires - all, Buenos Aires - Argentina

Req Id 187750


A career is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

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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