Scientist II / III

Posted 14 Sep 2021

Temecula, California - United States

Req Id 228899



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. 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.



US employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date unless an accommodation is granted by The Company. The Company uses the definition of fully vaccinated assigned by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for purposes of considering satisfaction of this requirement which is a condition of employment.


Your Role:

  • Design and execute experiments to optimize serum-free media formulations of target 2D and 3D cell models.  
  • Expected to follow scientific literature to incorporate new findings and technologies in design of experiments.
  • Lead the optimization and development of innovative technologies from ideation to product commercialization.
  • Provide technical leadership for product and application development processes.
  • Proactively resolve quality issues on existing products and prepare technical reports to ensure successful training and transfer of solutions to manufacturing groups.


Physical Attributes:

  • Perform moderately physical activity.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or hazardous chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee may frequently sit, stand; walk; use hands, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.
  • The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to wear an air helmet, mask, safety shoes, apron rubber, protective gloves, safety glasses, and/or goggles while performing in this position.
  • The employee may be exposed to unknown biological agents


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in cell biology and/or molecular biology
  • 2+ years of Postdoc work or life science industry experience in cell biology


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with 2D and 3D cell culture (i.e. organoids)
  • Experience with media optimization and serum-free formulation
  • Experience with human stem cells and application of CRISPR technology for genetic engineering 
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze, troubleshoot and overcome technical hurdles
  • Ability to work well with a cross-functional team.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills




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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