Associate Scientist 2

Posted 03 Jan 2023

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 259853


Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.

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

Your Role:

At MilliporeSigma, as an Associate Scientist 2 within the Custom Validation Virology (CVV) team, in our Rockville, Maryland facility, you will work in a group-based environment to perform laboratory testing for custom and internal projects, including assay development and validation. You will make scientific observations related to test data, maintain detailed workbooks, and ensure that documentation fulfills accepted professional and industry standards.  Additionally, you will maintain a thorough understanding of services, technical principles, and applications as they apply to your position.


  • Perform all routine and relevant laboratory techniques in compliance with regulatory standards
  • Perform viral cell culture and molecular testing in accordance with SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP)
  • Maintain complete and comprehensive records for study integrity
  • Perform peer review of development/assay lab/batch records to ensure high quality of work
  • Communicate any deviations that impact the integrity of a project to Study Management
  • Maintain and operate all laboratory equipment, including troubleshooting, as necessary
  • Create new SOPs and FMDCs, as needed
  • Maintain a standard upkeep of the lab spaces  
  • Support training of laboratory personnel as needed/assigned


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific field (e.g., Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, etc.) with 1+ years of laboratory experience – OR –
  • Associate Degree in a scientific field (e.g., Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, etc.) with 3+ years laboratory experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of GLP/cGMPs and regulatory guidelines
  • Experience with bio/pharmaceutical equipment systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and database management systems
  • Working knowledge and experience with relevant laboratory practices, techniques (cell culture) and equipment
  • Working knowledge of lab policies and assays to conduct a wide range of laboratory methods 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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