Process Development Scientist

Posted 22 Jun 2020

Raleigh, North Carolina - United States

Req Id 207203


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:

MilliporeSigma is looking for a Process Development Scientist to join the technical branch of the commercial organization in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.  The Process Development Scientist is part of a worldwide team of engineers and scientists reporting into the technical support group for MilliporeSigma’s Process Solutions business.  The ideal candidate will be a scientist/engineer with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of bioprocess unit operations. Travel required up to 25% within North America region with some international travel.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Proactively pursuing and performing process development studies for the purification of therapeutic proteins and other modalities using MilliporeSigma technologies such as sterile filtration, depth filtration, tangential flow filtration, viral reduction filtration, as well as, chromatography.
  • Involvement in selection and sizing, process optimization, and technology transfer activities associated with the purification of new pharmaceuticals with a focus on Phase I-III drug development.
  • Provide consultation to customers through email, telecon or video chat.
  • Collaborate and work with customer process development groups in the southeast (NC, FL, GA, SC, VA) with the majority of the work being in Raleigh-Durham.
  • Work collaboratively with a team of local MilliporeSigma account managers to provide technical expertise to local customers.
  • Document customer interfacing activities through appropriate electronic systems.
  • Propose new technical ideas/areas for the larger group to advance state-of-the-art.
  • Communicate and work effectively in cross-functional teams, influence technical approaches and support strategy execution.


Who you are: 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Life Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry AND 3+ years of experience within pharmaceutical development or technology implementation


  • Master’s Degree or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Life Sciences, Chemistry or Biochemistry AND 1+ years of experience within pharmaceutical development or technology implementation



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent hands on laboratory skills, working knowledge of Microsoft Excel or other data analysis software.
  • Experience developing test protocols and effectively executing the studies.
  • Ability to derive relevant conclusions, based on the experimental results, and effectively communicate this to our customers.
  • Sound understanding of downstream and/or upstream biomanufacturing process requirements, best practices, and industry standards
  • Comfortable with making recommendations for future course of action based on experimental results
  • Relay relevant results to sales, field marketing, etc.
  • Ability to identify scientific leadership opportunities and execute through lunch & learns, publications, presentations, etc. with a focus on customer collaboration
  • Ability to cope with change, adjust test plans quickly, and comfortably handle risk and uncertainty
  • Ability to build effective relationships; both internally and externally
  • Ability to produce quality written experimental reports and other appropriate documentation
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, and able to work independently in a field-based position
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively to diverse audiences through both written and oral communications


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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