Applications Engineer

Posted 15 Sep 2020

Bedford, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 210120


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 an Applications Engineer to join the Single-Use & System R&D organization and to support the applications development activities on project teams from product/solution concept through commercialization.  By understanding the end users’ processes & perspectives, the Applications Engineer will influence product design by helping to define performance targets, and by working on cross-functional teams to develop innovative solutions to meet those requirements.  This position will be based at our Bedford, MA campus.

  • Work on a cross-functional team to design state-of-the-art components, products, and/or solutions for single-use technologies used in the bioprocessing industry (mixing, filtration, purification, cell culture, bioreactor operations, sampling, etc.)
  • Plan, set up, and execute laboratory experiments using mixers, bioreactors, purification equipment, or test fixtures to simulate or directly evaluate the performance of new technologies, or new product or component prototypes
  • Research literature and attend conferences to keep current with the bioprocessing end user’s process design targets, performance expectations, and general bioprocessing needs
  • Deliver internal and external presentations evaluating product designs and/or summarizing experimental results
  • Occasionally travel domestic and international


Who You Are:


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or related discipline
  • 1+ year of direct product development, biomanufacturing process development or biomedical development experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pharmaceutical and/or Biotechnology industry experience
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent teamwork and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with peers, customers, vendors and supervisors
  • Excellent ability to communicate through written reports, oral presentations, application notes, poster presentations, and similar media



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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