Senior Scientist

Posted 28 Jan 2022

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 238585



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 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.


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

Your Role:

The Scientist will perform general manufacturing duties at MilliporeSigma.  Solves problems in existing synthetic procedures and develops synthetic routes and methodology for research products.  Provides technical support in field of expertise. This position does not have supervisory responsibility.  


  • Work in laboratory environment with exposure to variety of hazardous chemicals and potential neurotoxins.
  • Wear all mandated personal protective equipment, which might include gloves, respirators, lab coats, face shields and other PPE.
  • Work with chemicals and laboratory equipment such as flammable solvents, corrosive materials and toxic chemicals.


Physical Attributes:

  • Lifting and moving of equipment up to 25lbs weight and/or bulk.


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or Organic Chemistry or related fields with 3+ years of experience in a scientific field OR 
  • MS or BS Chemistry or Organic Chemistry or related fields with 5+ years of experience in a relevant scientific field such as organic or medicinal chemistry.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years in an industrial setting.
  • Extensive knowledge of their field of expertise, such as advanced synthetic organic methods, medicinal chemistry, or biochemistry.
  • Independent design and documentation; review communications of Jr. staff.
  • Demonstrated expertise in relevant areas of department or group.
  • Critical thinking; Provide training; Independent problem research/solving.
  • Broad knowledge of other fields related to production and analytical methodologies.
  • Ability to identify and solve complex problems in laboratory processes.
  • Ability to bring assignments to completion independently, requires minimal supervision.
  • General knowledge of OSHA, EPA and DEA regulations.
  • General knowledge of other scientific fields relevant to the use of products being developed.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including technical documentation.
  • Effective knowledge of computers and software in laboratory environment.



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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