Scientist 1

Posted 05 Aug 2022

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 254108



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: 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Scientist 1 to join our global virus production team based in Rockville, Maryland.  As Scientist you will have global exposure, reporting to the manager global virus production within the VC value stream.


You will have a high level of autonomy in overseeing scheduling and acting as study director / responsible scientist in the conduct of GLP / GMP virus productions.  As subject matter expert in your area responsibilities will include providing scientific support to the laboratory staff, assisting with performance of laboratory procedures, maintenance of study records, including deviation records and monitoring release and levels of virus stocks.


 Responsibilities will include:

  • Provides day to day technical support to the laboratory
  • Maintain high level knowledge of lab procedures and is regarded as a subject matter expert (SME)
  • Scheduling virus growths to meet global demand
  • Ensuring all consumables and reagents are available in advance of virus initiation
  • Compliance of virus productions under the principles of GxP
  • Review production data for accuracy, adherence to compliance and completeness
  • Resolution of deviations / completing event investigations
  • Conduct thorough scientific investigations to determine the root cause for each deviation and nonconformance.
  • Stay current with SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP)
  • Creating / revising SOPs, laboratory records, risk assessments and other related documentation
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement
  • Lead local / global projects and improvement initiatives within the department
  • Assist in audits as required and address findings in a timely manner
  • Performs training of laboratory personnel as needed / assigned
  • Some global travel may be required
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as appropriate or required


Who You Are: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a scientific field (i.e., Biology, Virology, etc.) with 1+ years of working experience in laboratory setting -OR-
  • Master’s degree in a scientific field (i.e., Biology, Virology, etc.) with 2+ years of working experience in laboratory setting -OR-
  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field (i.e., Biology, Virology, etc.)  with 5+ years of working experience in laboratory setting -OR-


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly, technically competent
  • Intermediate skills in applicable computer programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Highly collaborative as well as independent
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative and leadership capabilities
  • Effective coaching and training skills
  • Previous experience working in GMP/GLP 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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