Technology Scout, External Partnerships and Innovation

Posted 13 Nov 2018

San Francisco, California - United States

Req Id 181559


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:

Working in line with “Strategy and Transformation” strategic needs, to drive new openings for collaboration with academic institutions and businesses in the Life Science space, based on the West Coast of the US. The role will encompass scouting and evaluation of external opportunities for bioprocessing, biosensing and digitalization as well as in adjacent scientific fields.

Integrated within the Innovation Hub unit of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in Silicon Valley and supporting the local team with expertise in Life Science industry as well strategies.

Who you are:

PhD and/or MD

Fluent in English.

Has 5-10 years of relevant experience

Has built a local (Bay Area and surrounding regions) network of scientists, key opinion leaders, investors and entrepreneurs active in the fields of life science, biopharmaceuticals, or material science.

A minimum of 5 years of R&D or investment experience in the relevant fields.

Broad knowledge of life science is required; experience in food- or bioprocessing industry is desired

Experience and knowledge in AI & machine learning is a plus.

Has experience in identifying, evaluating and executing external partnerships and has a good understanding of business needs.

Basic knowledge in business development.


Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong social and networking skills

Creative thinker with strong ability to “live in the world of possibility”.

Strong team player with a “can do” mentality

Strong data and information analysis skills

Self-motivated and pro-active


Position requires both domestic and international travel up to 30% of time

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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