Sr. Scientist Upstream R&D

Posted 23 Jan 2019

Lenexa, Kansas - United States

Req Id 186718


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:

This senior scientist will be responsible for performing cell culture studies to explore the understanding of raw materials impact in bioprocesses. The position will report to the Head of Cell Culture Raw Materials within the Upstream R&D department. You will design and execute cell culture experiments, at multiple scale. You will develop and establish testing methodologies to understand metabolic pathways for cell culture nutrients. You will also work on research and customer projects to deepen the understanding of raw material variability in cell culture processes. You also demonstrate technical proficiency and scientific creativity.


Who You Are:


  • A PhD in biochemistry/molecular/cellular biology or a related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years related experience; may include post-doctoral experience
  • Proficiency in designing complex cell culture experiments
  • Demonstration of scientific writing through peer reviewed journal articles. This is desired as the person will be establishing method protocols generating reports.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfill 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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