Senior Research Scientist

Posted 09 Oct 2019

Bedford, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 198601


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 Analytical Technologies Group is seeking an experienced analytical chemist to lead in the development, optimization and performance of analytical methodology for the support of the research and development of new products, as well as the characterization, and product support of MilliporeSigma’s BioProcessing products and their manufacturing processes.  Your focus will be to develop, validate and perform leachables/extractables methods for the determination of chemicals that can be released or migrate from disposable and filtration devices and other MilliporeSigma products using TOC, HPLC, GC, ICP, ion chromatography, LCMS, and other appropriate characterization techniques  You will lead projects to establish methods for trace analysis to identify and quantify extractable and leachable species, as well as develop and validate methods for use in routine extractable testing. You will also perform analytical testing is support of ongoing research and development projects.  You will participate on multi-disciplinary product development teams, will complete technical reports and external publication (as appropriate) and will present at national and international scientific conferences.  You will be expected to work in the lab 50% of the time.


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors or Masters in Chemistry with 10+ or 8+ years experience, respectively, in Extractables and Leachables Analysis. 
  • Solid laboratory skills and a fundamental understanding of analytical, organic, and polymer chemistry as they relate to extractables and leachables. 
  • Leadership capability to participate in multidisciplinary teamwork. 
  • A strong background in developing and validating chromatographic methods utilizing HPLC, LC/MS and GC/MS and experience in the field of extractables and leachables are essential. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD with 5+ years experience in Extractables or Leachables Analysis.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

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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