Validation Specialist

Posted 27 Aug 2020

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 209743


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. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your role:

At MilliporeSigma the Senior Validation Specialist is primarily responsible for all aspects of performing microbial retention validation studies on a variety of liquid pharmaceutical drug products and/or chemical components with microorganisms. Additionally, this role encompasses the mastery of all responsibilities within the scope of the Preliminary Studies supporting microbial retention testing as a prerequisite. The Senior Validation Specialist shall keep an open channel of communication for reporting abnormal findings to laboratory management and serve as an investigator into testing-related non-conformances.

  • Perform preliminary studies such as viability and assay recovery
  • Conduct microbial retention testing on a variety of liquid pharmaceuticals
  • Draft reports for each validation project
  • Lead local projects in the lab and participate in global projects


Physical Attributes:

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs



Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/equivalent AND 3+ years’ experience working in a microbiology laboratory


  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Biology or other related Scientific discipline AND 1+ years’ experience working in a microbiology laboratory
  • 1+ years’ experience working with aseptic techniques and general sterile processing


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in aseptic technique and filtration
  • Knowledge of GLP/GMP regulations
  • Ability to manage the workload and meet deadlines
  • Self-starter, detail oriented, and flexible
  • Superior communication and collaboration skills in a fast-paced lab

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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