Associate Production Scientist

Posted 16 Nov 2023

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 269800


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

Your Role:

MilliporeSigma is looking for an Associate Production Scientist to fill a position in the Functional Genomics Operations Group.  This team:

  • Provides leading functional genomics technologies including RNA interference (shRNA) for gene silencing and cutting-edge systems for gene editing and gene knockout (CRISPR/Cas9, ZFN’s).

  • Manufactures made to order products in Bacterial, DNA, RNA and Viral formats for Academic, Pharma and Research centers.

  • Works closely with R&D, Marketing, Sales and Bioinformatics teams on development, transfer and manufacturing of existing and new products.

  • Responsible for all Manufacturing, QC, Packaging and Shipping.

 In this role, you will:

  • Manufacture products according to established protocols, provide technical support to others and perform operations in support of the group and department

  • Organize, set up and execute production operations ensuring quality and quantity of product throughout the production process

  • Communicate and document status of processes, products, and equipment

  • Provide complete and accurate batch records at the conclusion of production operations consistent with quality guidelines including any deviations. If applicable write and modify production procedures consistent with quality guidelines

  • Ensure all applicable logbooks have been filled out completely as required by current procedures

  • Perform and interpret analytical evaluations of products and intermediates

  • Perform necessary analytical tests and evaluate results during the process and at the completion of the run. Ensure purity of starting material, intermediates and final products are consistent with history and product specifications

  • Perform daily operations in a safe and orderly manner by following production procedures and safety policies at all time. Take the necessary action to resolve any unsafe conditions

  • Maintain good housekeeping in laboratory and working areas.

  • Independently conduct investigations and implement ideas for process improvements using existing technology and/or novel approaches

  • Be a technical resource to others by training co-workers

  • Support new product development and the transfer of new processes and products into operations

  • Evaluate, justify and implement new instrumentation providing accurate and concise documentation to facilitate the use of the new equipment by other personnel


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or other life science field

  • 1+ years of work experience in a laboratory or production environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mammalian cell culture experience

  • Virus Production and Concentration technique

  • Previous experience with Microscopy, ELISA assay, cloning, flowcytometry, SDS-PAGE analysis, or restriction digestion

  • Colony Forming Unit & Selection assays in mammalian cell lines

  • DNA/RNA Purification

  • Primer design & PCR

  • Electroporation/Nucleofection

  • Sanger & Next-Generation Sequencing & data analysis

  • Experience with equipment such as liquid handling systems/robotics (Biomek, Tecan), 2D barcode scanners & tube pickers, UV/VIS & Fluorescent plate readers

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

  • Familiarity with LIMS, SAP, Trackwise and Mango systems

  • Knowledge of safe chemical handling methods

  • Knowledge of ISO quality standards

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!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!


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