Associate Scientist III, Testing R&D Services

Posted 23 Apr 2019

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 191130


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 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:


The Associate Scientist III will work in a team-based environment to develop commercial bioassays that are scientific in nature for use in the life sciences industry. The candidate will support new projects and custom work in the field of Molecular Biology. The Associate Scientist III will contribute to service introduction which includes test method development, client testing, validation and equipment performance qualification studies in line with appropriate quality driven requirements and regulations. The candidate will be an effective communicator and assist in training staff members for new offerings and methods.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in scientific discipline (Chemistry, Biology, etc.) with 3+ years of laboratory experience – OR – Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline (Chemistry, Biology, etc.) with 4+ years of laboratory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong molecular biology skills, especially with qPCR
  • Broad working knowledge of Molecular Biology lab policies and assays
  • Experience in cGXP testing or manufacturing environment
  • Capable of developing and executing a broad range of molecular biology protocols. Technical skills should include but are not limited to: Nucleic Acid Extraction techniques, PCR, QPCR, and ddPCR.
  • Conduct assigned test procedures independently using laboratory automation
  • Performs basic data analysis

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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