Associate Principal Scientist Job

Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Singapore, SG

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Requisition ID: CHE006101

MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to be the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

Job Summary

MSD is currently seeking an exceptional individual for a technical leadership position within the Supply Analytical Sciences (SAS) - Analytical Chemistry in Development and Supply (ACDS) organization located in Singapore. The successful candidate will be joining a group of innovative scientists with broad deliverables ranging from API and Drug Product analytical troubleshooting to driving lead-time reduction and efficiency gains to ensure MSD’s success in Asia Pacific (AP) Region. 

Key Responsibilities:

The incumbent is expected to interact closely with internal MSD sites and the CMOs in our manufacturing network in AP in identifying issues/gaps and implementing solutions, providing strong analytical support such as troubleshooting laboratory test methods and workflows as well as material for ensuring compliant, robust, and responsive supply. 
The individual will have a deep understanding of the regional regulatory and business environment and the needs related to API and Drug Product development, GMP compliance in commercial manufacturing and data integrity. 
The individual will also be responsible for technical training of staff, as needed, on analytical techniques, problem solving and data integrity. In addition, the incumbent will keep up with API and Drug Product regulation changes and facilitating central development group to make adjustment to MSD product development strategies. 
The position will report into the SAS AP Regional Lead. A strong technical background with problem solving skill set, leadership abilities, strong knowledge of cGMP and Data Integrity are considered essential, as these will be key attributes necessary to facilitate the ability to influence change in efforts to realize MSD’s vision. 


Ph.D. degree with 3+ years or BS/MS degree with 8+ years of pharmaceutical experience. 
Author analytical procedures, methods development and validation protocols and reports, technical reports, experimental designs, regulatory submission documents, etc. 
Perform investigations with strong technical troubleshooting skills and assist in developing/implementing CAPAs. 
Provide documentation/technical input during inspections and audits (Regulatory and Internal) and have a working knowledge of data integrity and recent industry trends. 
Have working knowledge of API and Drug Product development and commercialization and understand the needs related to commercial quality control. 
Have working knowledge of developing various analytical techniques (e.g., chromatography, dissolution, spectroscopy) and product specification to support drug substance and drug product development and registration. 
Have working knowledge of the process by which the products are brought to market. 
Have experience working with CMO’s and CRO’s. 
Have working knowledge of CMC filing requirements. 
Demonstrate good verbal as well as written communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment. 
Demonstrate interpersonal skills with flexibility and sensitivity in dealing with different cultures. 
Self-motivated to take ownership and accountability of issues and drive them to completion. 
Ability to speak up and raise issues and help to drive to resolution. 
Ability to quickly adapt to changes and develop appropriate plans for managing risks.

Job: Chemistry - Science & Technology
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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