Senior Associate Analytical Scientist

Posted 09 Sep 2019

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 195688


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:


The Sr. Associate Analytical Scientist will execute analytical methodologies of general to 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.

In this role you will accurately perform established procedures and interpret data independently. Perform and deliver analytical method verifications or qualifications of raw materials, intermediates and products.


This position will also involve transfer methods to quality control laboratories for method validation or GMP release testing. Optimize methods through application of scientific knowledge, experience and principles. You will need to demonstrate attention to detail in the planning, execution and documentation of experimental work. This will allow for timely delivery of comprehensive written and oral communications to project leads and internal partners.


Who You Are:


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field
  • 3+ years of academia or industrial experience in a lab environment
  • 1+ years of 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 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 advanced data acquisition software systems such as Chromeleon, Empower, or Chemstation are a plus
  • Medium to high-throughput instrumentation experience, equipment troubleshooting, and basic instrument maintenance are preferred
  • 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
  • 1+ years of experience with either DAD, ELSD, CAD, or MS detectors are advantageous
  • Undergraduate research experience
  • Experience working within SOP guidelines


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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