Senior Scientist Process and Analytical Development

Posted 28 Jan 2020

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 202445


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:

Surface plasmon resonance subject matter expert for development activities in custom bio-conjugation or bio-organic projects. Develop the departments knowledge and skill base around SPR.  Responsible for meeting department and project objectives.   Active member of global subject matter expert group.

  • Utilize experience in SPR to develop assays that support process and analytical development and transfer to GMP testing.
  • Provide leadership on SPR platform technology and equipment purchases
  • Ensure team members are trained
  • Lead and motivate through positive reinforcement, encouragement, example and communication of company values.
  • Communicate information and technical deliverables  to other groups  and project teams to ensure company objectives are met
  • Encourage collaboration between all project teams
  • Identify, evaluate and implement process improvements.
  • Create/maintain positive pro-active approach toward quality compliance and safety
  • Report incidents, assist in investigating causes and follow up with appropriate actions
  • Miscellaneous duties and tasks as assigned


Who You Are:

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biology or other scientific discipline is required.  Experience in Surface Plasmon Resonance is required with a preference for experience in method development. 
  • Minimum of 3-5years of SPR experience 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a multi-site global role
  • Project management, planning and scheduling experience a plus.
  • SAP experience preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills: Motivate employees and coordinate employee activities, as well as deal with any disciplinary issues that may arise
  • Strong communication skills: Engage their employees and work with management to make sure the job gets done; able to clearly explain what needs to be done will be necessary
  • Communicate well with all levels of the organization and across functional groups
  • Excellent problem-solving: Able to analyze different information and make decisions based on needs, priorities, changing business conditions and budgetary constraints
  • Attention to detail: making sure cleaning, upkeep and safety standards are maintained, or efficiencies are realized and self-starter
  • Fundamental understanding of quality systems and requirements (ISO standards, semiconductor practices, GMP, etc.) where applicable
  • Working knowledge of Safety, Environmental, Regulatory, and Equipment Maintenance



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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