Senior Specialist Microbiology
MSD Switzerland
Czech Republic
před 8 dny


Senior Specialist Microbiology

This role can be based in any country in Europe or The United States

About MSD

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.

Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you.

To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

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The department

The CoE Microbiology is a lean functional unit serving global MSD. The department creates microbiology technology and control strategies, drives harmonization, sets standards and determines best practices.

Furthermore the CoE Microbiology performs leads and coordinates rapid and conventional microbiological analytical development activities followed by implementation at the production sites worldwide.

The CoE makes decisions that may impact the entire MSD network. CoE microbiology is responsible for global technical support in case of unexpected events at the production site.

The CoE Micro for MSD has close contact with all microbiological labs in the network to underline the international impact and importance for these truly exciting activities.

The position

  • As a Senior Specialist Microbiology you will be responsible for support in microbiological troubleshooting service to all global sites worldwide (>
  • 60). In addition you will lead rapid method development projects, method charting and method transfer to other MSD sites.

    You will provide microbiological knowledge for microbiological risk assesments and support and give training to other microbiology labs within the MSD network.

    You will be part of the Center of Expertise Microbiology in Oss


    In this role international travel to other MSD sites (globally) is estimated to be approximately 30%.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, Microbiology / Biotechnology;
  • Several years of pharmaceutical microbiological expertise in a Quality Control (lab) environment, in biotech or in parenteral production;
  • Experience in GMP, molecular biology or biochemistry are considered as a plus;
  • Accuracy, quality-minded and service-minded;
  • Team player, independent, flexible and a pro-active attitude.
  • Willingness to travel to an amount of approximately 30% a year to other MSD sites (globally);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Spanish is nice to have.
  • A good place to work

    Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.

    Our company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.


    For more information on content about this role, please contact Geert Verdonk, Director Global Center of Expertise Microbiology + 31 412 661200


    If you are interested in this challenging role, you are invited to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter in English.


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