10 Mar
Associate Laboratory Analyst
Kansas, Lawrence

Job Description

Our Company's Animal Health (AH) division is currently looking for a self-motivated Scientist with exceptional interpersonal and problem-solving skills to join the Livestock Diagnostic Laboratory located in Lawrence, KS. Referred to as the Lawrence Lab, the Livestock Diagnostic Lab is a small team of dedicated and energetic scientists that thrive on variety and constantly increasing their knowledge and laboratory skills. 30,000+ samples ranging from small molecule pharmaceuticals to animal serum are tested by the lab each year with results communicated directly to Animal Health Sales and Technical Services teams as well as outside customers. The results communicated by the Lawrence Lab are used to confirm pharmaceutical product and vaccine effectiveness as well as support R&D studies on new products being developed to ensure animal health and well-being. The scientist will have the opportunity to become part of a successful laboratory team and to build a powerful network in a premier animal health company.

Primary Responsibilities Include but not limited to:

  • Independently perform chemistry and biological testing on various sample types ranging from medicated feed to animal serum. The position requires a thorough understanding of the principles underlying the testing procedures and use of instrumentation and software used in testing.

  • Responsible for performing laboratory testing in a safe, accurate and timely manner using good documentation and quality practices found in a GXP environment.

  • Must approach work in collaborative way and thrive in a team atmosphere and be able to train laboratory technicians as needed.

  • Able to manage multiple tasks beyond laboratory testing as needed (e.g. purchasing reagents and consumables, preventive maintenance and calibration of instrumentation, etc.)


Education Minimum Requirement:

Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related science field

Required Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 1 years of relevant laboratory experience.

  • Strong working knowledge of biology and/or chemistry testing methodologies (i.e. HPLC, ELISA, Microscopy, etc.) is preferred.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to utilize the entire Microsoft Suite

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Committed to working in a collaborative manner across functional areas in a matrix organization.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Strong problem-solving skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of GXPs, quality systems and animal health industry guidances (FDA, USDA, AAVLD, etc.)

  • Experience with virus, cell lines and cell culture

  • Experience with laboratory software such as LIMS, Empower, Gen5, etc.

Our Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world's food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society and our planet. We offer one of our industry's most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as "Merck" in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as "MSD" in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world's biggest investors in Research & Development.

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.