Senior Scientist - Cell Design Studio

Posted 25 Mar 2020

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 204760


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:

At MilliporeSigma a Senior R&D Scientist is needed for execution of custom development projects and new product development for Cell Design Studio (CDS).  This is a customer-facing R&D group with expertise in molecular biology, genome editing, mammalian genetics, and advanced cell biology and cell culture.  This role is responsible for designing and executing critical wet-lab activities in support of CDS projects. The successful candidate must thrive in a fast-paced team environment and be able to work efficiently on challenging complex projects with aggressive timelines.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or related Scientific discipline with 3+ years’ experience in multiple aspects of cell biology, mammalian (especially human) genetics, molecular biology, and tissue/cell culture or Master’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or other related Scientific discipline.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in a life sciences or scientific discipline
  • Previous practical experience with synthetic biology/genetic circuits, genome editing or immuno-oncology is strongly desired
  • Ability to troubleshoot difficult experiments, lead and mentor junior colleagues, and work within a dynamic team environment
  • Advanced training in mammalian cell culture and aseptic technique is critical, along with a superior proficiency in standard and advanced molecular cell biology methods


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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