Senior Associate Scientist Process and Analytical Development

Posted 27 Mar 2019

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 190191


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

Your Role

The ideal candidate will execute analytical methodologies of moderate scope and complexity to enable process development and transfer methods to cGMP Quality Control groups for a wide range of bio-organic and bio-pharmaceutical products. 


Essential position responsibilities

  • Accurately perform established procedures and interpret data independently
  • Perform and deliver analytical method verifications or qualifications of raw materials, intermediates and products
  • Transfer methods to Quality Control laboratories for method validation or GMP release testing
  • Optimize methods through application of scientific knowledge, experience, and principles.
  • Become proficient in the technical and theoretical aspects of new analytical techniques
  • Consistently demonstrates attention to detail in planning, execution and documentation of experimental work.
  • Deliver timely and comprehensive written (laboratory notebook, operating procedures and reports) and oral communications to project leads and internal partners
  • Provide complete and accurate records consistent with SOPs with quality guidelines
  • Excel in a team environment through concise and transparent communication and effective cooperation.
  • Contribute to departmental and cross-functional process improvement initiatives.


Who You Are

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS or AS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field with 2+ years of experience performing analytical methodologies and techniques OR HS diploma with 5+ years of experience performing analytical methodologies and techniques

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills in general and advanced laboratory techniques (theory and practice) to enable the development to solve analytical problems on fast-paced projects.
  • Demonstrated success in contributing to the advancement of projects, project teams and process improvements.
  • Experience in three or more of the following laboratory techniques: absorption spectroscopy (UV/VIS), chromatographic techniques (HPLC/GC/IC/UPLC/SEC/HILIC/CGE/iCE), protein analysis, immunoassays, FTIR, wet chemistry and/or USP methodologies.  Experience with one or more of the following :DAD, ELSD, CAD, and MS detectors is required.
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail and strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.  Experience with Chemstation software is preferred.

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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