Posted 14 May 2020

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 206321


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 the Associate Scientist will evaluate products according to established protocols, provide technical support to others, and perform operations in support of the group and department.  

  • Safely perform operations, ensuring quality expectations are met throughout the process.  

  • Perform multi-disciplined, complex and established assays, primarily those requiring a higher level of technical skill and knowledge.   

  • Complete the volume of work required to achieve group/departmental goals and meet deadlines.  

  • Contribute to support functions of the lab (e.g., maintain equipment, prepare reagents, restock lab supplies, waste disposal).  

  • Communicate the status of operations and bring deviations to the attention of supervisor. 

  • Provide complete and accurate records consistent with quality guidelines.   

  • Ensure all applicable log books have been filled out completely as required by current procedures.  

  • Participate as needed in quality audits.  

  • In compliance with change control procedures, apply advanced scientific knowledge and expertience to troubleshoot problematic assays 

  • Identify and lead the implementation of process improvements.  

  • Provide technical guidance during root cause and customer complaint investigations as requested 

  • Take the necessary action to resolve any unsafe conditions.  

  • Write and modify procedures consistent with quality guidelines and review other procedures as requested. 

  • Review work performed by other scientists for completeness and accuracy prior to product release 

  • Train personnel and provide technical consultation for less experienced scientists as needed. 

  • May occasionally wear personal protective equipment such as a respirator or chemical protective clothing for extended periods. 

  • Lift and push up to 80 pounds. 


Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or related Life Science 

  • 3+ years of relevant lab experience  


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced knowledge of enzyme kinetics theory and test methods 

  • Ability to manage Process Improvement projects 

  • Demonstrated ability to function on cross-functional teams to resolve technical issues 

  • Willingness and demonstrated ability to train less experienced scientists 

  • Ability to utilize Excel to perform complex scientific calculations  

  • Strong oral and written communication skills 

  • Knowledge of ISO quality standards 

  • Knowledge of industry standards relating to safe handling of hazardous chemicals 



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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