Scientist - Molecular R&D

Posted 15 Mar 2019

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 189225

Details

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.
 


Your Role:

The NRTT Scientist is responsible for leading and conducting R&D activities, data analysis and interpretation in order to identify and solve complex technical problems and carry out ground breaking research to create and deliver faster biosafety testing services (assays/platforms) - and collaborate with internal departments (e.g., Operations and Quality Assurance) in order to achieve goals. This position may have lead responsibilities. The Scientist will design, develop, and commercializing GMP biosafety testing assays required for manufacturing clinical and commercial products. The Scientist is responsible for R&D, optimization, validation, making data observations and conclusions, and ensuring all documentation is in compliance with procedures and regulations. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides day to day technical support to the laboratory.
  • Performs analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Prepares/ reviews SOPs, protocols and final reports.
  • May serve as study director and ensures timely initiation and completion of all studies.
  • Ensures testing is performed in accordance with SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP) for custom/non-routine and new services.
  • Participate and/or drive assay development/ assay transfer and/or assay validation activities.
  • Justify business needs and drive implementation of new services.
  • Operates and maintains lab equipment as required by SOPs and testing procedures.
  • Responsible for resolving deviations/ completing event records.
  • Liaise with Quality Assurance and appropriate cross-functional departmental areas to close the events and corrective actions identified during GxP laboratory testing.
  • Maintains high level knowledge of lab procedures and assays.
  • Responsible for creating revising SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation.
  • Coaches/ trains others on developing and enhancing day to day laboratory techniques.
  • Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, protocols, processes and equipment.
  • Regarded as a subject matter expert (SME)
  • Provide technical advice and support for internal and external interactions such as client and regulatory audits/inspections, meetings, teleconferences.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement within Biologics; act as champion on initiatives and/or projects to drive improvement in quality and / or client service.
  • Contributes/ authors scientific publications and presents at conferences/ seminars.
  • Leads projects that cross multiple disciplines.
  • Complies with company health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biology or other scientific discipline with 2+ years of lab experience -or- MA/MS in Chemistry, Biology or other scientific discipline with 6+ years of lab experience -or- BA/BS in Chemistry, Biology or other scientific discipline with 10+ years of lab experience
  • 2+ years of experience in area executing and overseeing technical projects and/or related studies (Molecular Biology assay – i.e., Nucleic Acid Extraction, Standard and Real-Time PCR, Conventional and NGS, Bioinformatics, & Cell Culture), Bioinformatics – specifically, Galaxy; Data mining
  • 2+ years of experience working with Descriptive Statistics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading and/or supervising staff in a laboratory setting
  • Intermediate skills in applicable computer programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills that have been demonstrated through presentations/seminars, oversight of projects, implementation of new services, etc.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Highly collaborative as well as independent
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative
  • Excellent leadership skills with employees, management and other stakeholders
  • Effective coaching and training (or supervisory where relevant) skills for complex and highly technical work
  • Highly technically competent and is considered a scientific leader in a particular scientific area

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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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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