Associate Senior Scientist

Posted 18 Jul 2019

Round Rock, Texas - United States

Req Id 194449


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:

MilliporeSigma is seeking to hire an Associate Senior Scientist in the Reference Materials R&D Innovation Department at its Cerilliant Corporation site in Round Rock TX.  The Cerilliant site manufactures high quality quantitative chemical reference standards for a diverse group of industries including forensic/toxicology, clinical/toxicology, clinical chemistry, pharmaceuticals, natural health products, environmental and food.  The Innovation Department is responsible for new product and capabilities development to support growth of the business. 


In this role, you will be responsible for performing method and product development in support of new products and innovation pipeline with particular emphasis on pharmaceutical standards and testing.  You will work collaboratively with the R&D and manufacturing teams across departments on multiple aspects of product design, method development, tech-transfer and testing. You must be motivated to both learn from others, and effectively transfer knowledge and processes to others. 


All work is performed in compliance with Cerilliant quality and safety policies, and good housekeeping practices.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or other related Science discipline with 3+ years laboratory experience or MS in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or other related Science discipline


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or other related Science discipline with 3+ years industry experience or PhD in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or other related Science discipline
  • Knowledge of HPLC method development  
  • Experience with Pharmacopoeial methods, requirements and GMP
  • Demonstrated motivation, ability to learn new techniques, and to collaborate well with others
  • Experience working under regulated quality system requirements for GMPs, GLPs, ISO and other regulatory requirements
  • Experience with product development
  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical testing applications and customer requirements preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage your time and to manage multiple projects. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact and collaborate with peers are critical to success in this role.  


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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