Senior Scientist - Upstream Process Development

Posted 22 Jun 2020

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 205088


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 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:

  • Execute upstream activities on client projects according to budget and timelines given to the project team
  • Lead teamwork to complete studies on time as a team. Coordinate collaborations between teams
  • Design and execute fit-for-purpose cell culture experiments according to the stage of development
  • Compile and analyze experimental data to generate process knowledge and decide on next steps
  • Write development and validation reports and ensure their timely delivery
  • Prepare and present project updates to global project team and to upper management


Who You Are:

  • PhD with 3+ years or Masters / Bachelors in Engineering/Master degree in biotechnology with 7+ years in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Hands-on experience in process development and manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies.
  • Knowledge of quality attributes of glyco-proteins a must.
  • Hands-on experience in process validation is a plus
  • Quality mindset and good understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Results-oriented with ability to work and deliver under pressure
  • Excellent English (written, oral)


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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