Scientist - II (Associate)

Location: De Soto, KS 66018, USA



Education Minimum Requirement: B.S./B.A. degree in Microbiology, or a related field with 1-3years of experience in laboratory. Required Experience and Skills**: • Ability to conduct research project activities under supervision • Ability to plan project activities and meet timelines • Must have general experience with laboratory techniques • Must have good verbal and written communication skills • Must have good computer skills including knowledge of Word and Excel Preferred Experience and Skills*/ *experience with one or more items on the list is essential/**most highly desired skills: 1. Mammalian cell culture techniques** 2. Viral culture and infectivity assays and/or bacterial culture** 3. Molecular biology and protein purification, biochemistry 4. Development of ELISA assays** 5. Serology and neutralizing antibody assays** 6. Familiarity with USDA product licensure requirements *Note*: Onsite role at De Soto, KS. Shift: (8a-5p/9a-6p). Willing to consider Master's degree. DO NOT SUBMIT PHD. Merck Animal Health, R&D is looking for a scientist in animal health biologics group. Position Description: The Associate Scientist will be part of a highly collaborative team working towards obtaining new cattle vaccine licenses. • The candidate will work semi-independently as a member of a project team to support development and evaluation of prototype viral and/or bacterial strains and vaccine platforms. • The primary role of this candidate is performing laboratory activities following established procedures, technologies and methodologies as well as assisting in development of new assays. • The candidate will organize and execute one or more general tasks within the department. • Technical – The Associate Scientist will apply established procedures, technologies and methodologies to complete assignments, and detect deviations, investigate causes and suggest improvements. • The candidate will support projects by performing the development, improvement and/or transfer of new or existing products, production processes or laboratory methods and techniques upon assignment by the supervisor. • Laboratory work will involve general cell culture, virus propagation, microbiology culture, titration assays, neutralization assays, sterile technique, preparing and testing study samples, preparing vaccines, thorough documentation of laboratory work and results, and performing or optimizing/validating new assays, including but not limited to ELISA (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay), qPCR (quantitative polymerase chain reaction), IFA (immunofluorescent antibody assay), flow cytometry, HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography), and Western blot. • The candidate will support training of Lab Technicians, trainees and new employees. • Inter-departmental – the candidate will fulfill general tasks within the organization related to safety, compliance, and laboratory maintenance, and will interact closely with fellow scientists within own and other departments.

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AgileOne is proud to be responsible for placing temporary employees on assignment at Merck & Co. We are always looking for talented people who can bring their empathy, creativity, organization, and other skills to Merck. It is these unique skills that contribute to their company purpose of saving and improving lives around the world. Please join us as an AgileOne temporary employee on assignment at Merck —and start making your impact today!

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About Us
AgileOne is headquartered in Torrance, California, and is the Global External Workforce Solutions Provider for Merck & Company. Our temporary employment opportunities are perfect for highly skilled professionals who want to make an impact at a top-tier company, without committing to a long-term employment relationship! When you join one of our projects, you’ll take on exciting work with our client. Merck is a global leader, and their products are found in 79% of countries worldwide. They have approximately 68,000 employees.

Employee Benefits
While on temporary assignment at Merck, your employer of record and employee benefits are through AgileOne. At AgileOne, we invest in employee development and wellbeing. Our corporate culture rewards productivity, world-class customer service, and creative approaches to problem solving. Some of the employee benefits include:

  • Weekly compensation!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) and Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Career development opportunities
  • Life & disability coverage

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  • Local food banks and rescue missions
  • AIDS Walk Los Angeles
  • Run from Hunger
  • Just in Time for Foster Youth

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