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Senior Associate Scientist

Posted 24 Jul 2018

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 179424


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.

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

This Senior Associate Scientist position will perform quality control activities in support of GMP products. The position is within the ADC stability and release team. The job responsibilities include analytical testing and other activities to support GMP stability studies.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure quality through adherence to GMP requirements. Assure adequate training to perform assignments.
  • Complete the volume of work required to achieve group/departmental goals and meet deadlines.
  • Contribute to support functions of the lab (maintain equipment, prepare reagents, restock lab supplies, waste disposal).
  • Communicate the status of operations and bring deviations to the attention of the supervisor.
  • Provide complete and accurate records consistent with quality guidelines and GDP requirements.
  • Participation in quality audits as needed.
  • Accurately perform procedure independently.
  • Perform complex assays and processes requiring a higher level of skill and knowledge.
  • Identify problems and limitations of analysis.
  • Interface with customers and across departments as needed.
  • Train personnel and act as a technical consultant as needed.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives.

Who You Are

  • BS/BA or MS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or related life science.
  • >1 year of GMP experience in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or similar industry desired
  • Strong technical writing and scientific reasoning
  • Chemical environment-Must be able to perform tasks while wearing personal protective equipment such as chemical protective clothing for extended periods.
  • 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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