Associate Scientist 2

Posted 18 Sep 2019

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 197769


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 Cell Biologist will perform safety testing required to manufacture clinical and commercial products. The Cell Biologist is required to make scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks/ review in-process documentation and ensure all documentation fulfills requirements for GMP standards. Requirements also include maintaining a thorough understanding of BioReliance services, technical principles and applications. The Cell Biologist will be acting as production coordinator to meet the time line for testing completion; Knowledge of cGMP experience and applicable regulations in the pharmaceutical industry may be preferred.


The responsibilities of this role will include but are not limited to: Conduct assigned testing independently within constraints of lab scheduling; Perform testing in accordance with SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP); Maintain complete and comprehensive  records for study integrity; Makes detailed observations, documents results and performs data analysis in Batch Records and Lab records; Performs peer review of assay batch/lab records to ensure Right First Time (RFT); Create/revise SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation as assigned; Perform training of laboratory personnel as needed/ assigned; Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, improve protocols, processes and equipment.


Physical Attributes:

  • 0-10% Travel required
  • May be required to work overtime or flexible shifts
  • The routine lab work may require lifting weight up to 30 pounds


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in in Biology with a focus on cell culture/cell line research
  • 2+ years of relevant working lab experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with relevant laboratory practices, techniques, equipment, materials and mathematical calculations
  • Proficient skills in applicable computer programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills that have been demonstrated through presentations/seminars, oversight of projects, etc.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative and leadership capabilities
  • Highly, technically competent
  • Experience in a GxP environment
  • Flexibility in work hours to meet demands of the cell lab



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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