Associate Scientist I

Posted 13 Sep 2019

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 197444


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 Associate I (ASI) will perform safety testing required to manufacture clinical and commercial products. The ASI 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.


The roles and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:  Conduct assigned testing with minimal supervision within constraints of lab scheduling; Perform testing in accordance with SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP); Maintain complete and comprehensive records for study integrity; Operate and maintain lab equipment as required by SOPs and testing procedures; Perform peer review of assay batch/lab records to ensure Right First Time (RFT); Communicate deviations/ events, progress and interim results to Study Management; Assist with revisions to SOPs, laboratory records and other documentation as assigned.

This position may be required to work overtime or flexible shifts.


Who You Are:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline – OR – Associate degree in scientific discipline with 2+ years relevant laboratory experience – OR – High school diploma with 4+ years relevant laboratory experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with relevant laboratory practices, techniques, equipment, materials and mathematical calculations
  • Basic skills in applicable computer programs
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Works well in a team-based environment



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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