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Scientist - QC Validation

Posted 14 Mar 2018

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 169223


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Who we are: MilliporeSigma is the North American life science brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – a leading science and technology company. It offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

Cherokee Quality Control in St. Louis, MO, supports manufacturing of custom products including active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, and raw materials used within the health care industry.

Your Role: The Scientist role within the validation team of the quality control group acts as a technical resource for other scientists working within a GMP environment. The individual within this role may be requested to write technical reports, write validation protocols, and perform testing to support the generation of validation studies. The quality control group supports a range of analytical techniques from standard wet chemistry to chromatography to electropherography to mass spectrometry to bioassays. The individual may be requested to address validation of analytical assays of both existing and new products or validation of analytical methods to support cleaning of manufacturing equipment. This role will also work collaboratively with the internal analytical development team to transfer, write, and perform initial qualification testing of newly developed analytical methods.

Who You Are: The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience performing analytical methods to support bio-organics, protein, or bio-conjugate products. These techniques may include wet chemistry assays, HPLC, LC-MS, CGE, iCE, and ELISA. During validation activities of both new and existing products, individual may be required to interact with other members of the quality control department, development department, manufacturing department or external customers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA or MS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or related life science.
  • Chemical environment-Must be able to perform tasks while wearing personal protective equipment such as respirator or chemical protective clothing for extended periods

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of GMP experience in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or similar industry desired
  • 2+ years of validation experience (analytical or instrumentation) preferred
  • Strong technical writing and scientific reasoning
  • May require occasional lifting and pushing of up to 40 pounds

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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