Associate Scientist

Posted 03 Feb 2020

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 202605


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:


MilliporeSigma, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is committed to solving the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community. Our Research and Development Division is seeking experienced and motivated candidates for a full-time Scientist position at our Laclede facility in St. Louis within the Protein and Molecular Platforms R&D group. Our group is involved in developing a wide range of cutting-edge molecular biology and protein biochemistry technologies for use by Life Sciences researchers in pharmaceutical companies, research organizations and testing labs.


The Associate Scientist will support new product development by contributing to product design and evaluation, performing experiments involving molecular biology (including PCR, qPCR, reverse transcription, DNA sequencing, cloning, and recombinant expression of proteins), communicating developments to cross-functional teams, and writing technical reports and methods.  The candidate must prioritize safety, accurate record-keeping, and good laboratory practices.


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline.
  • 2+ years of biotechnology experience in work based or academic setting.
  • 1+ years of experience in PCR, qPCR, RNA handling, and next-generation DNA sequencing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in bioinformatics, automated liquid handling systems, cell culture, mass spectrometry, and/or enzyme assay development.
  • Strong attention to detail, and ability to keep a timely and accurate lab notebook.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, and computer skills.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards.


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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