Development Engineer III

Posted 29 Oct 2018

Bedford, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 183061


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.

We are currently seeking an Application Engineer for the Chromatography Product Development group within MilliporeSigma’s Process Solutions Division. This position will be based at our Bedford, MA campus. As part of the BioProcessing Research and Development organization, a successful candidate will play a significant role in the development of innovative new single-use media for the separation of protein therapeutics in a team environment.

Your role:

Individuals in this position will be responsible for the development and evaluation of new chromatography media and related separation tools. Responsibilities include conceptualization, design and development of evaluation protocols. In additional, the individual will be responsible for giving technical presentations to internal and external audience, pursuing of patents derived from research efforts, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

Who you are:

  • Must have strong fundamental understanding of chemical engineering principles.
  • Must have an extensive experience in protein purification and characterization.
  • Must have experience doing hands-on bench scale and pilot scale experience in chromatography and other purification.
  • Must be able to work efficiently in a laboratory environment.
  • Must be able to think independently and creatively.
  • Must have a sense of urgency to meet project timelines.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with a team and have the potential for leadership.
  • Must have strong problem-solving aptitude, with a desire to conduct experiments and do “hands on” work.
  • Willingness to travel both domestic and international as needed.
  • Fundamental understanding and experience in biological separation science, in particular the chromatographic separation of proteins, is highly desirable.
  • 0-5 years with PhD or 10+ experience with a Bachelors degree and industrial experience in Chemical Engineering or related discipline
  • Must be self-motivated, enthusiastic and have the ability to interact effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment including peer review publications and technical presentations.
  • Experience in Biopharmaceutical separations is highly desirable.


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