Associate Scientist II - Product Characterization

Posted 12 Apr 2019

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 190463


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:

Perform assays/ testing for a laboratory within Biologics. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

The Associate II (ASII) will perform safety testing required to manufacture clinical and commercial products. The ASII is required to make scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks/ documentation and ensure all documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards. Additionally, they are required to maintain a thorough understanding of BioReliance services, technical principles and applications.

  • Create/revise SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation as assigned.
  • Assists with training of laboratory personnel as needed/ assigned
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, improve protocols, processes and equipment
  • Complies with company health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • May be required to work overtime or flexible shifts
    Physical Attributes:
  • Light lifting
  • Laboratory PPE ( may need to wear glasses, lab coat, sleeves, etc.)
    Who you are:
    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in scientific discipline (Chemistry, Biology, etc.) with 2+ years of experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Associate degree in scientific discipline (Chemistry, Biology, etc.) with 4+ years of experience working in a laboratory setting
  • 6+ years of experience working in a laboratory setting
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with aseptic technique cell culture and cell-based assay
  • Experience with ADC assays is a plus



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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