Laboratory Technician 4

Posted 12 May 2020

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 206174


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:

  • Schedule, set up and perform routine group tasks according to established protocols
  • Review protocol and set up group specific tasks according to priority level
  • Select and prepare appropriate equipment or instrumentation to be used for testing
  • Perform routine assays scheduled by Supervisor or Designee 
  • Accurately document and communicate status of tests and outcomes
  • Communicate any unexpected observations to Supervisor or Designee
  • Complete the volume of work required to achieve departmental goals and meet the established deadlines
  • Defer to Supervisor or designee prior to making deviations from established protocols
  • Accurately analyze test results
  • Primary focus is delivery of final assay results
  • Contribute to the support functions of the lab
  • Ensure lab supplies are adequately stocked
  • Prepare testing reagents (buffers, gels, standards, etc.) as needed
  • Maintain equipment (clean and calibrate); properly document and notify appropriate individuals if calibration is overdue
  • Maintain a clean work area and properly dispose of waste
  • Perform other group responsibilities thoroughly and on time
  • Actively works with teammates and communicates respectfully
  • Willingness to change focus so that all critical tasks are to be covered daily
  • Actively participates in cross training to meet changing business demands
  • May require shift work


Physical Attributes:

  • Position requires safe work with open chemicals and may require wearing of appropriate PPE (including respirator)
  • Routine use of all hazard classes of chemicals
  • Routinely able to lift minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Physical ability to meet job requirements


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years college courses preferred in the Life Science or Physical Sciences or minimum of 3 years relevant lab experience
  • Basic PC operation
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic hands on experience with fundamental lab techniques
  • Willingness to adapt to changing roles throughout the organization, based on business demands
  • Basic knowledge in Life Science



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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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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