R&D Product and Technology Development Leader

Posted 17 Dec 2021

Bellevue, Washington - United States

Req Id 236457



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:


MilliporeSigma is integral in ensuring the safety of the food supply by developing and manufacturing innovative food safety solutions, including rapid microbiology test kits and hygiene monitoring systems. We are seeking a Product Development and Technology leader for our Biomonitoring R&D Team in Bellevue, WA, with expertise in Molecular Biology, to develop new products in the field of food pathogen diagnostics portfolio. As a member of a global cross-functional team, and matrix organization, the successful candidate will technically lead and co-ordinate innovation and development projects that are in line with Biomonitoring strategy, communicating with local and global business functions.  


30% travel within and outside of US.


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Molecular Biology with 2+ years of Life Sciences or Biotechnology experience OR MS degree with 4+ years of Life Sciences or Biotechnology experience
  • 3+ years of experience working in Molecular genetics including performing multiplex PCR & qPCR primer and probe design, troubleshooting, optimization; restriction digest, cloning.
  • 2+ years of experience working independently on multiple projects in a dynamic environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Epigenetics: Bisulfite sequencing and PCR, ATAC-Seq and ChIP-Seq
  • Genomics: Traditional short-read NGS library preparation
  • Data analysis: Sanger, short-read, long-read, bisulfite sequencing
  • Experience performing statistical analysis and interpretation of data
  • Demonstrates ability to execute well-designed, decision-making experiments to positively impact project goals
  • Independently writes technical reports and technical presentations within area of expertise
  • Collaborates with cross-functional subject matter experts, project teams, and a variety of external business partners and network of consultants to advance projects
  • Expertise in food microbiology, diagnostics, and Biohazard Level II environment
  • Strong motivation, attention to detail, and ability to think independently and fully integrate into a high achieving team environment
  • Strong critical thinking and independent problem-solving skills as evidenced by publication record and/or upward trend in work responsibilities
  • Passionate about innovation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to perform in a high-pressure environment, including rapid changes in priorities and hard deadlines


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