Associate Production Scientist

Posted 29 Dec 2021

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 236746


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.


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



Your role: 

As the Associate Production Scientist with MilliporeSigma, your role is to support our large-scale Enzymes and Proteins product lines. You will work with other production scientists and operators, and SMEs to ensure successful manufacturing of an established line of products and troubleshoot and investigate process issues that arise.  You will write and modify procedures consistent with quality guidelines and identify potential process improvements while interacting cross-functionally with Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Packaging, Materials Management, Engineering and Maintenance. 


  • Safely perform operations to meet quality expectations
  • Perform multi-disciplined, established processes, assays and/or unit operations, primarily those requiring a higher level of skill and knowledge
  • Contribute to support functions of the lab (e.g., maintain equipment, prepare reagents, restock lab supplies, waste disposal)
  • Clean-up equipment and working areas during and after operations
  • Communicate the status of operations and bring deviations to the attention of supervisor
  • Ensure all applicable logbooks have been filled out completely as required by current procedures
  • Participate as needed in quality audits
  • Accurately perform in-process testing and assays
  • Identify problems and limitations of analysis
  • Perform routine troubleshooting
  • In compliance with change control procedures, improve processes through application of scientific knowledge, experience, and principles
  • Participate in process improvements under the guidance of a Supervisor or Scientist
  • Take the necessary action to resolve any unsafe conditions
  • Perform and interpret analytical evaluations of products and intermediates


Physical Attributes:

  • Wearing of personal protective equipment such as respirator or chemical protective clothing for extended periods
  • Lifting and pushing up to 80 pounds


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:     

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or related life science discipline


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in chemistry or biochemistry, math, and general science
  • Familiar with laboratory instruments and production equipment
  • Analytical techniques and equipment
  • Safe chemical handling methods experience
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written
  • Mechanical skills
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills



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