Senior Automation & Data Research Scientist

Posted 18 Nov 2019

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 200059


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 Senior Automation and Data Research Scientist, Cheminformatics Technologies will build and manage the cheminformatics data and automation unit by researching and implementing the latest in data science and automation. She/He will:

  • Become trained and achieve expert user status on the customized MOD platform in collaboration with the SYNTHIA™ team and a third party company globally regarded for their flow chemistry expertise
  • Ensure up­-to-­date knowledge of continuous flow technology, synthetic organic chemistry, and machine learning principles
  • Build and manage data sets for machine learning of predictive reaction conditions, proposing and executing on novel scientific ideas in the space of automation and cheminformatics
  • Participate in project teams to complete complex deliverables within stringent timeline and communicate results to key stake-holders
  • Leverage scientific knowledge and develop technology to solve continuous process development challenges and meet project needs
  • Contribute to activities that build upon MilliporeSigma’s proprietary knowledge and technology fulfill their value creation potential publishing in patents or primary literature
  • Participate in business development activities and strategic business initiatives as needed
  • Network with Key Opinion Leaders in the Industry to gain insights into current trends and build trust around our technology


Who You Are:


Minimum Requirements 

  • PhD degree in Chemistry (or equivalent) that provides knowledge of theories, principles and concepts in organic chemistry
  • Education/Experience in Data Science, Automation, and Cheminformatics
  • A proven track record of successfully solving scientific problems supported by publications and external presentations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally. Travel may be approximately 10%
  • Graduate level research
  • Publication authorship
  • Presentations at scientific meetings


Preferred Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, be creative and innovative, and work productively and efficiently in the laboratory
  • Excellent collaboration skills, team ­oriented and invested in the success of others
  • Ability to celebrate differences and encourage scientific openness and frank discussion
  • Chemical automation systems
  • Ability to train and lead others


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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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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