Scientist II - Cell Line Dev&Eng, Upstream Bioprocessing R&D

Posted 28 Oct 2019

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 198744


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:


This position will be responsible for hands-on technical support of the development and optimization of products and strategies for biopharmaceutical applications.  Primary job functions include performing routine mammalian cell culture techniques, designing experiments, analyzing data, presentation of the results to the internal teams all in support of cell line development and engineering projects. 


The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and creative individual, part of an active, multidisciplinary group of scientists responsible for the design and development of cell line development related products for the Biopharmaceutical Industry. 


You will have direct interaction with customers as well as support Sales and Marketing by providing performance/application summaries/data suitable for marketing cell line development and engineering products. You will be responsible for experimental design, will interpret data and determine next steps alongside the project team/lead. Will be able to understand and read scientific literature in primary focus areas. Maintain laboratory notebook with detailed experimental designs and results. Attend and participate scientific conferences. Contribute to support functions of the lab (cleaning, equipment maintenance, reagent prep, etc). Will be working with mammalian cell/tissue culture techniques including thawing, sub-culturing and freezing. Proficient in the use of aseptic techniques. Good understanding of biochemistry, molecular biology and genetic engineering technologies.


Who You Are: 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Chemical, Biochemical Engineering, or related Scientific Discipline
  • 2+ years of lab experience in corporate or academic setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Science related field
  • Mammalian cell/tissue culture techniques including thawing, subculturing, freezing, transfection and single cell cloning.
  • Standard molecular biology skills such as DNA purification, molecular cloning, genomic and plasmid DNA purification, RNA isolation, PCR and RT-PCR . Mathematical modeling and statistical software knowledge.
  • Familiar with mammalian cell line development.
  • Familiar with design of experiments and statistical analysis.
  • Working knowledge of bioinformatics.

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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