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Associate Project Leader Job

Date: Oct 31, 2017

Location: Singapore, SG

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: RES001887

Job Purpose
  • Autonomously organize, conduct, co-ordinate and lead research project(s) and to perform all necessary experiments in order to design, develop or improve vaccines, vaccination strategies and veterinary products for aquatic animals.
  • To ensure the fastest possible development of products whilst ensuring the quality standards and a high level of performance confidence of the product developed.
  • To determine, in conjunction to research management, the lines and approaches for product development in his/her own field of expertise.
  • To initiate new projects
  • To coordinate transfer to production

Project related activities
  • Functions as research leader for (multiple) projects.
  • Plans, organizes and leads activities of project teams for his/her projects.
  • Functions as a subject matter expert in his / her field
  • Controls and is the main responsible for the progress of his/her projects
  • Is or strives to become the company expert for the diseases and products he/she works on
  • Ensures project reporting through Milestone reporting, Deviation reporting and Update reporting.
  • Is and maintains up-to-date with the scientific developments and literature within his/her expertise fields.
  • Performs experiments according to GLP guidelines
  • Is up-to-date with regulatory guidelines for the products and geographical areas he/she is developing products for and maintains a direct contact with the Scientific editors (RA) to ensure that experiments are conducted and reported to allow registration
  • Plans, coordinates and prioritizes activities of his/her team in view of priorities, available resources and overall site efficiency.
  • Writes project proposals (feasibility and development proposals) and timely suggests amendments to running projects to R&D management.
  • Presents research results both internally and externally.
  • Identifies potential intellectual property and takes steps to initiate evaluation of the potential
  • Thinks conceptual, explores and evaluates new approaches within regulatory and ethical boundaries
  • Performs all tasks required to transfer a production process to GSC and Q and is responsible for the transfer
  • Explores cross-discipline developments for application in his/her projects

Developmental Activities

  • Is co-responsible for the development and maintenance of a GLP system
  • Ensures compliance with Company, SHE, Quality and Regulatory guidelines
  • Proposes where possible improvements to facilitate or expedite the activities within the R&D group
  • Contributes to project discussions within the R&D site and within AAH R&D world-wide
  • Is responsible for the communication between sections and between sites both nationally and internationally
  • Ensures adequate transfer of products and processes from his/her team to production, quality control and registration departments
  • Ensure compliance with MSD EHS and compliance standards
  • Takes site related responsibilities outside the core R&D activities on e.g.: SHE, animal welfare, GLP

We are looking for motivational individuals who demonstrate the ability to manage high profile research programs. Candidates should be a Veterinarian with a proven track record in research or should possess a Ph.D from a recognized university in bacteriology, virology or immunology preferably involving the study of fish diseases. She/he will conduct, coordinate and lead research projects towards the development of vaccines for aquatic animal animals.

Candidate should have at least 2-3 years of post-doctoral or over 5 years of relevant experience in a research environment. Practical knowledge of bacteriology, virology, immunology, or vaccine development required. Thorough knowledge of fish, fish immunology and fish pathogens would be advantageous. Ability to take up multitask activities and to work in a multicultural team is essential for the role. Incumbent should able to communicate freely in English and interact effectively with team.

Job: Research Science Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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