Director, Mass Spectrometry

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world's premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we're doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck's leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.  The Director, Mass Spectrometry (MS) Lead is responsible for providing strategic and technical leadership for mass spectrometry capabilities across our organization's network. This includes MS capabilities for drug discovery and process development across small molecule, biologics  and vaccines as well as implementation of new technologies and platforms to benefit partners across Discovery Chemistry, Process Development and Pre-Clinical Development. The Director reports to the Executive Director, Analytical Enabling Technologies and will be directly responsible for a team of 15-20 senior and associate level scientists. The position is accountable for delivering MS methodologies and platforms to enable advanced structure elucidation for molecules from discovery through development and commercial launch. The incumbent must have the ability to set strategy and enhance implementation of MS methodologies across our organization's network. The incumbent will be responsible for the recruiting, appraisal and development of personnel under his/her supervision. The Director selects, trains, and effectively recommends transfers, merit increases, promotions, and closures of personnel under his/her direction within the framework of Company policy.  The role will also be responsible for proactive resourcing planning, risk assessment strategies and budget management as necessary. Maintaining a strong external network across the academic community is expected, as well as advancing an internal culture of scientific excellence and collaboration and this will be a core responsibility for the Mass Spectrometry Lead. Qualifications Education Minimum Requirement: Ph.D. in analytical chemistry or related field  with a minimum of 4 years of experience or M.S. with a minimum of 8 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry  Position Qualifications: oExcellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated creativity, strong interpersonal and collaborative skills  oDemonstrated ability in leading cross-functional groups with proven talent development skillsets. oAbility to work in a team environment with cross-functional interactions is essential oStrength in delivering results on firm deadlines in support of compound discovery, development and commercial filing Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life.    If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request tostaffingaadar@merck.com.    Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:  Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.   Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.               Requisition ID: BIO005376
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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