Senior Development Engineer

Posted 10 Oct 2019

Bedford, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 198608


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:

We are seeking a Senior Development Engineer to design, develop, and test novel single-use filtration technologies suitable for the manufacture of therapeutic biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, and emerging gene therapies. As a senior-level researcher, you will lead technology and product development projects to deliver advanced clarification, filtration, and solid/liquid separation technologies intended for downstream bioprocessing applications. You will plan and execute projects directed toward the identification, assessment, and commercialization of new filtration technologies enabling the cost-effective clarification and recovery of biological products. You will apply solid scientific and engineering principles to (1) design and test prototype depth filtration devices in a collaborative environment, (2) leverage personal and institutional knowledge to achieve project goals and timelines, and (3) develop materials, devices, and methods that achieve cost and performance objectives. You will contribute to the product and manufacturing process validation of these products for use in a diverse range of applications within the biotechnology industry. In this position, the researcher will interact with a variety of business functions outside of R&D to develop and refine customer needs and requirements, support alpha/beta prototype field trials, and assist in the development and transfer of commercially viable technologies to manufacturing.

Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.S. in mechanical, chemical, biochemical engineering or equivalent with 5-10 years of industrial experience in a related field, or Ph.D. with 0-5 years of industrial experience in a related field.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively within a team including manufacturing, quality, and procurement functions through development and validation phases to support a successful product launch.
  • The individual must have a proven track record as a hands-on problem solver with a high level of mechanical aptitude.
  • Must have strong fundamental understanding of mechanical engineering principles and material properties. 
  • Must be proficient in 3D CAD software (Creo, Solidworks, etc.)
  • Seeks out feedback and responds appropriately to input from other R&D groups, sales, marketing, and customers.
  • Develop and clearly communicate innovative product designs, applications, technologies, or concepts to management. Consistently meet individual goals while operating within MilliporeSigma's value system.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of and practice in aseptic processing and biopharmaceutical production processes are considered high-value assets.
  • Experience designing single-use systems, single-use device assemblies, and specialized product packaging is highly desirable.

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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