Study Director, Toxicology (NGS and Big Blue)

Posted 11 Mar 2020

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 204238


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 Study Director fulfills all aspects of the role, as outlined in the GLP regulations.  They maintain overall scientific responsibility for the study design, interpretation, and reporting of study results.  The Study Director interacts with Sponsors or clients to present and interpret results. They are a scientific resource in Genetic Toxicology and will generally serve as an endpoint expert in at least one area of genetic toxicology.  The Study Director can review and recommend potential assay developments to upper management, and they participate in initiatives and/or projects to drive improvement in quality and/or client service.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Biochemistry, etc.) with 2+ years of relevant work experience – OR – Master’s degree in a scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Biochemistry, etc.) with 4+ years of relevant work experience – OR – Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Biochemistry, etc.) with 6+ years of relevant work experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of a research or testing laboratory
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing techniques and applications
  • Laboratory experience in conducting GLP‑regulated studies
  • Possess good interpersonal and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated and detail oriented with good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of a variety of molecular techniques and their use in Toxicological applications
  • Possess the ability to multitask and work independently or in a team environment with minimum supervision
  • Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and lab information systems, specifically MS Office, LIMS and BRIQS


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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