Team Lead Process and Analytical Development

Posted 10 Jul 2019

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 187972



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 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. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Your Role

The ideal candidate will design and implement development activities for custom bio-conjugation projects.  He/ she will lead a small group team focused on delivering products to the pharmaceutical industry.


Essential position responsibilities

  • Delivering optimized small scale bio-conjugation processes for the Process and Analytical Development Group 
  • Leading the synthetic and analytical efforts to deliver project milestones on-time and on-quality
  • Interface with customers and other internal groups within MilliporeSigma
  • Demonstrate attention to detail in the planning, execution and documentation of experimental work
  • Deliver timely and comprehensive written and oral communications to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Continually enhances the skill level of his/her organization by investing in the development and learning of the organization’s employees, and by actively participating in the selection of external talent
  • Promotes a climate of positive employee relations by fostering two-way communication and by resolving employee issues in a timely manner.


Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, biochemistry, biology or other scientific discipline with 3+ years of experience in the life science industry or a Master’s degree in chemical engineering, biochemistry, biology or other scientific discipline
  • 1+ years of supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a Scientific Discipline with 1+ years of academic, or industrial experience, prior supervisory experience highly preferred
  • Knowledge and demonstrated skills in bioanalytical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, biochemistry, protein chemistry and/or molecular biology highly preferred.
  • Well-organized and detail oriented, able to effectively prioritize, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a matrix organization and consistently demonstrate reliability, responsibility and independence.
  • Proven ability to lead a team in technical excellence, project completion and people development.
  • Demonstrated skills in general and advanced laboratory techniques to enable the development of novel protein therapeutics.
  • Current knowledge of small molecule or bio-therapeutics drug development process. Experience with antibody-drug conjugation is a plus.
  • A genuine desire to translate new science into new therapeutic technologies and the ambition to succeed in an innovation driven environment.
  • Demonstrated success in contributing to the advancement of projects, project teams, and process improvements.
  • Extensive hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge with large molecule conjugation and the associated analytics.
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail and strong communication skills (both written and verbal).  Customer facing experience is desired.
  • Champion new small scale technologies that can be applied to bio-conjugation drug development.
  • Automation (medium to high-throughput) experience in an analytical or synthetic setting is highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as experience with advanced data acquisition and/or statistical software systems.
  • As part of a multidisciplinary team, the candidate should be able to efficiently communicate concepts to both specialist and general audiences.
  • Comply with MilliporeSigma safety policies, practices and SSOPs.



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