Technical (Operations) Scientist

Posted 15 Apr 2019

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 190660


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 analysis of testing performed for a specific lab within Biologics.  

The Scientist will perform/ oversee a wide variety of safety testing required to manufacture clinical and commercial products. The Scientist will provide technical support to Molecular Operations lab within Biologics.  The Scientist is responsible for making observations and ensuring all documentation is in compliance with procedures and regulations. 

  • Provides day to day technical support to the laboratory.
  • Performs analysis and interpretation of data in timely fashion.
  • Maintains high level knowledge of lab procedures and assays and is regarded as a subject matter expert (SME)
  • May serve as study director and ensures timely initiation and completion of all studies.
  • Prepares/ reviews protocols and final reports.
  • Ensures testing is performed in accordance with SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP) for custom/non-routine and new services.
  • Responsible for resolving deviations/ completing event investigations.
  • Liaise with Quality Assurance and appropriate cross-functional departmental areas to close the events and corrective actions identified during GxP laboratory testing.
  • Responsible for creating revising SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation.
  • Provide technical advice and support for internal and external interactions such as client and regulatory audits/inspections, meetings, teleconferences.
  • Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, protocols, processes and equipment.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a scientific discipline (biology, chemistry, etc.) with 2 + years of working experience in laboratory setting -OR- Master’s degree in a scientific discipline (biology, chemistry, etc.) with 4+ years of working experience in a laboratory setting -OR- Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline (biology, chemistry, etc.) with 6+ years of working experience in a laboratory setting


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Relevant working knowledge and experience in the area of executing and overseeing technical projects and/or related studies in Molecular Biology, specifically utilizing QPCR, ddPCR and Sanger sequencing. 
  • Experience with laboratory automation is preferred.
  • Previous experience working in GMP/GLP environment is preferred.
  • Highly technically competent and is considered a scientific leader in a particular scientific area
  • 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
  • Intermediate skills in applicable computer programs



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