Study Director, Senior Scientist

Posted 03 Jan 2019

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 185993


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Who you are:

For all assigned studies, fulfills all aspects of the Study Director role, as outlined in the GLP regulations. Works a scientific resource in Genetic Toxicology and is responsible for the study design interpretation and reporting of study results. Interacts with Sponsors or clients to present and interpret results. Serve as primary resource in Genetic Toxicology. Critically analyzes complex data, interprets results, determine project directions based on data analysis. Investigates, creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement.

Acts as the technical lead for a development project and interface with other departments (i.e., Marketing, Business Development, Technical Services and/or Operations) to coordinate product development and improvement. Make contributions to scientific literature and conferences. Prepare technical reports, product summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses.

Initiate, direct and execute scientific research and development projects in consultation with the management. Acts as the technical lead on new product development teams and may be the technical expert on multiple projects. To perform all aspects of the GLP role of Study Director with overall scientific responsibility for the study design, interpretation, and reporting of study results.

  • Act as Study Director for GLP and/or non‑GLP studies
  • Design studies to meet intended purpose
  • Interpret and report study results to meet intended purpose
  • Liaise closely with client representatives to ensure their expectations are met or exceeded
  • Design and execute customized studies
  • Participate in research and development projects
  • Develop new products and technologies through the New Product Introduction process and guide process improvements
  • Independently initiate, direct and execute scientific research and development work
  • Independently plan and design experimental methods to achieve technical objectives
  • Anticipate potential problems and designs preventative solutions.
  • Determine strategic approach to experimental designs
  • Perform fundamental literature searches related to new product and technology opportunities
  • Maintains a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature
  • Effectively use peer network to expand technical capability
  • Monitor industry trends to ensure that BioReliance remains at the forefront of scientific advancements in the field of Genetic Toxicology
  • Lead by example, offer scientific coaching and mentoring to other staff members
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement
  • Participate in initiatives and/or projects to drive improvement in quality and/or client service
  • Track and trend key assay parameters and recommend action(s) to address any adverse trends and/or issues that arise
  • Keep the Project Managers and Account Managers informed of any study-related issues that could impact client studies
  • Other duties as required or assigned

Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Toxicology or Biology or technical science degree with 3+ years of experience in genetic toxicology or toxicology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PHD in Toxicology or Biology or technical science with 2+ years of experience in genetic toxicology or toxicology

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