Senior Scientist

Posted 16 Jun 2020

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 206120


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 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:


Perform analysis of testing performed within the Product Characterization Laboratory.  May act as subject matter expert in bioassay development for studies performed in the Product Characterization laboratory.  Will develop/validate and perform GMP methods.  Oversee a wide variety of safety testing required to manufacture clinical and commercial products. The Scientist will be the primary scientific resource for a given study with the Product Characterization lab within the overall Biologics department.  Responsible for making observations and ensuring all documentation is in compliance with procedures and regulations.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:  Provides day to day technical support to the laboratory;  Performs analysis and interpretation of data;  Prepares/ reviews technical specifications and final reports;  May serve as study director/study management and ensures timely initiation and completion of all studies; Participate and/or drive assay development/ assay transfer and/or assay validation activities;  Responsible for resolving deviations/ completing event records;  Liaise with Quality Assurance and appropriate cross-functional departmental areas to close the events and corrective actions identified during GxP laboratory testing;  Responsible for creating revising SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation;  Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, protocols, processes and equipment; Provide  technical  advice  and  support  for  internal  and  external  interactions  such  as  client  and regulatory audits/inspections, meetings, teleconferences;  Promote a culture of continuous improvement within Biologics; act as champion on initiatives and/or projects to drive improvement in quality and / or client service;  Contributes/ authors scientific publications and presents at conferences/ seminars.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Biochemistry, etc.) with 3+ years of related experience in a laboratory environment – OR – Master’s degree in scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Biochemistry, etc.) with 5+ years of related experience in a laboratory environment – OR – Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline (i.e. Biology, Biochemistry, etc.) with 7+ years of related experience in a laboratory environment


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Relevant working knowledge and experience in scientific discipline  executing and overseeing technical projects and/or related studies
  • Experience leading and/or mentoring staff in a laboratory setting
  • Experience with some or all of the following technical disciplines;
  • Development, optimization and/or troubleshooting of the following assays
    • ELISA
    • Cell-based bioassays
    • Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)
    • Flow Cytometry (potency, titer, viability or identity)
    • Western blots

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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