Associate Scientist 2

Posted 01 Sep 2020

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 209387


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:


This position is lab-based and involves the conduct of studies using small lab animals for regulatory-driven, biosafety studies.  You will be responsible for the administration of test material via various routes of injection; daily animal care (cage changing); performing clinical observations and maintaining records/study data in accordance with GLP/GMP practices; conducting assigned testing with minimum supervision with constraints of the lab scheduling; perform peer review of assay batch/lab records to ensure Right First Time (RFT); perform testing in accordance with SOPs and regulations (cGMP/GLP) and more. May assists with training of laboratory personnel as needed or assigned. Maintains a working knowledge of lab procedures and assays.

Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, improve protocols and processes.


The position requires the use of computer programs such as LIMS, Word, Excel and BRIQS will be necessary to document findings and/or observations in the laboratory.  Some weekend work will be required.

Physical Attributes:

  • Candidates must not be allergic to small animals/rodents (rabbit, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats)
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs without assistance

Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological sciences discipline (i.e. Biology, Animal Science, Microbiology, etc.) with 1+ years working experience in a laboratory setting – OR –
  • Associate degree in a biological sciences discipline (i.e. Biology, Animal Science, Microbiology, etc.) with 3+ years working experience in a laboratory setting


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a biological sciences discipline (i.e. Biology, Animal Science, Microbiology, etc.) with 1+ years working experience in a laboratory setting
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Strong and effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Good MS Office Suite experience and experience with LIMS



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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