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Senior Associate Scientist (QC-Enzymes)

Posted 21 Jun 2018

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 176675


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 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.

Your Role

Safely perform operations to meet quality expectations.

Ensure quality throughout the process.

Provide complete and accurate records consistent with quality guidelines.

Perform and interpret analytical evaluations of products and intermediates.

Complete the volume of work required to achieve group/departmental goals and meet deadlines.

Perform multi-disciplined, established processes, assays and/or unit operations, primarily those requiring a higher level of skill and knowledge.

Accurately perform procedure independently.

Communicate the status of operations and bring deviations to the attention of supervisor.

Identify problems and limitations of analysis.

Perform routine troubleshooting.

Participate in process improvements under the guidance of a Supervisor or Scientist.

Develop improvement ideas, review impact of changes and document all work.

Take the necessary action to resolve any unsafe conditions.

Train personnel and act as a technical consultant as needed.

Supply information based on experience and knowledge.

Assure you are adequately trained to perform tasks/assignments.

Clean-up equipment and working areas during and after operations.

Contribute to support functions of the lab (e.g., maintain equipment, prepare reagents, restock lab supplies, waste disposal).

Ensure all applicable log books have been filled out completely as required by current procedures.

Interact with other departments as needed.

Participate as needed in quality audits.

Review of final assays and procedures.

Interface with external customers.


Who You Are

BA/BS in the life/ physical sciences

2+ years of previous lab experience required

Strong understanding of enzyme kinetics test methods and theory

Ability to perform scientific calculations

Strong time management skills

Ability to multi-task

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ability to self-motivate and meet deadlines

Logical approach to problem solving

Attention to detail

Strong computer skills

Ability to thrive within a team atmosphere

Experience with SAP preferred

Ability to identify and communicate process improvement ideas is preferred



Chemical environment-Must be able to perform tasks while wearing personal protective equipment such as respirator or chemical protective clothing for extended periods.

May require occasional lifting and pushing of up to 80 pounds.

May require shift work.

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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