Assistant Analytical Scientist, R&D

Posted 16 Jan 2019

Madison, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 186967


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.

Assistant Analytical Scientist, R&D

Your Role:

This is a laboratory position in the API R&D organization. The primary activities for this position will involve assisting with the development of analytical methods, performing sample testing during R&D, and then transferring the newly developed methods to Quality Control for manufacturing.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with the development of test methods for R&D products, intermediates, and raw materials
  • Implement analytical solutions to problems as they arise in R&D
  • Perform laboratory testing as needed on R&D projects with proper documentation. Testing will involve the use of HPLC, GC, DSC, TGA, IR, MS, NMR and XRPD among other tests and instruments.
  • Properly document lab work.
  • Assist with the verification/qualification of test methods
  • Operationally qualify, calibrate/verify and maintain analytical R&D equipment
  • Write reports, protocols, SOP’s and other documentation
  • Critically review analytical data
  • Execute projects and initiatives on time, meeting identified objectives within the targeted budget(s) inside the MilliporeSigma product development process
  • Demonstrate clear initiative, risk-taking, and creativity
  • Interact well with other functions units (Marketing, Commercial, Process Development, Analytical Development, Technical Operations, Manufacturing, Quality, and Regulatory Affairs) to advance program and department objectives
  • Work in accordance with FDA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, DOT, and other regulatory agency guidelines

    Who You Are:  

    • BS in Chemistry
    • 0-2 years relevant industry experience. Research experience is a plus.


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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