Senior Production Scientist

Posted 12 Dec 2018

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 184460


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: Evaluate the quality of products according to established protocols by performing routine and non-routine analysis, provide technical and lab support to the department.

Essential Job Functions

  • Schedule, set-up and perform assays according to established protocols
  • Review protocol and set-up assays according to priority level.
  • Determine chemicals and quantities needed.
  • Use appropriate equipment.
  • Perform procedure independently, accurately, in a safe manner, according to an established protocol.
  • Make minor adjustments to the protocol as needed.
  • After completion of assay, appropriately discard waste; return reagents to proper location and clean area.
  • Accurately interpret results and prepare complete, accurate and legible records.
  • Complete volume of work required to achieve group/departmental goals and meet the established deadlines.
  • Prepare written procedures as needed.

Perform non-routine assays and assist in the troubleshooting process to resolve problems

  • Carry out non-routine assays according to performance requirements for routine assays (see first essential responsibility).
  • Use a logical approach to basic problem solving and demonstrate the ability and technical knowledge to develop a basic experimental design.
  • Understand techniques and instrumentation to ensure accurate analysis

Contribute to support function of the Laboratory

  • Ensure that lab supplies are adequately stocked.
  • Prepare testing reagents (e.g. buffers, gels, standards, etc.) as needed.
  • Maintain (clean, calibrate, etc.) equipment, properly document and notify appropriate individuals if calibration is overdue.
  • Maintain a clean work area and properly dispose of waste.
  • Perform other group responsibilities thoroughly and in a timely manner.

Quality Expectations

  • Ensure worksheets and other quality documents accurately reflect current procedure.
  • Document procedures with appropriate technical detail in writing as directed by supervisor.
  • Notify supervisor of any deviation from current procedure.
  • Utilize system of quality documents for recording maintenance, calibration and usage of equipment and instruments as directed by supervisor.
  • Properly label chemicals and reagents with all needed quality documentation.
  • Properly label chemicals and reagents with all needed quality documentation.
  • Successfully complete required quality training.
  • Write and review drafts of quality procedures as directed by supervisor
  • Record quality observations in databases as directed by supervisor to aid in quality improvement efforts.

Who You Are:

Basic Qualifications

  • BS Medical technologist/clinical chemistry
  • Hematology and histology experience required
  • 3+ years of previous lab experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Molecular, Immuno, and/or Enzyme kinetic theory and testing methods preferred
  • Understanding of current good manufacturing practices
  • 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
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience with SAP preferred

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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