Flexible Resource Associate Scientist

Posted 23 Jan 2020

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 201115


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 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 Flexible Resource Associate Scientist is a dynamic contributor with an opportunity to work in many different laboratories. You will conduct important assays by making scientific observations, maintaining detailed workbooks, and documenting to GLP/GMP standards. Deployment duration and the specific laboratory and will be coordinated via the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process.

You will be trained to follow the SOPs, protocols, and other relevant compliance regulations regarding safety procedures, documentation and scientific responsibility in each of the relevant laboratories. You will gain an understanding of technological principles and applications of the organization’s services. You will also independently analyze data, interpret results, and advise the supervisor and study management of any factors that may affect quality and usefulness of data.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic work group and challenging environment
  • Ability to accept frequently changing priorities
  • Ability to travel 0-10%, work overtime or flexible shifts
  • Independently conduct assigned test procedures within constraints of lab scheduling
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, protocols, processes and equipment. At times this will be done as part of deviation investigations to determine root cause and potential corrective actions
  • Exercise sound judgment and determine appropriate action of known factors that may affect the conduct of the assay
  • Responsible upon request for capturing study deviation information in the quality system – including, but not limited to impact assessment.
  • Responsible upon request for creating, testing, and/or implementing digital records associated with scientific studies
  • Other duties as assigned


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, etc.) – OR - Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 1+ years of working experience with relevant laboratory practices, techniques, equipment, materials and mathematical calculations -OR - Associate’s degree in scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 4+ years of working experience with relevant laboratory practices, techniques, equipment, materials and mathematical calculations – OR - 6+ years working experience within a scientific setting and with relevant laboratory practices, techniques, equipment, materials and mathematical calculations



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled in applicable computer programs (i.e. Word, Excel)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Works well in a team-based environment

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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