Senior Production Scientist

Posted 19 May 2022

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 246565



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:  

At MilliporeSigma, the Senior Production Scientist position in St. Louis, MO, supports our large-scale manufacturing of Nucleotide, Carbohydrate, Enzyme and Protein product lines. As a Senior Production Scientist, you will ensure successful manufacturing of products according to established protocols, provide technical support and train others on instruments and techniques, and perform operations in support of the production group and department. In this role, you will be interacting cross-functionally with Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Packaging, Materials Management, Engineering, and Maintenance.    


  • Design complex experiments, evaluate data, and draw conclusions
  • Lead quality audits and prepare responses as needed
  • Identify potential safety and quality risk within our manufacturing operations and drive improvements to completion
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting using technical knowledge and theory 
  • Design complex experiments, evaluate data, and draw conclusions


Who You Are:   


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Life Science field 
  • 2+years of experience working in a laboratory in the Life Sciences field


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • PhD or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge in Chemistry (Organic and Analytical) and Biochemistry
  • Experience with analytical instrumentation (HPLC, GC, Karl Fischer, and TLC)
  • Experience with isolation and purification methods (e.g. Crystallization, lyophilization, chromatography, reverse osmosis, extraction)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office based programs for Manufacturing/Operating procedure writing, technical report generation, product tracking and trending data analysis
  • Demonstration of conflict resolution, strong multi-tasking ability and self-starter 


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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If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


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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