Scientist - Organic Chemistry

Posted 18 Oct 2022

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 257182

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. 

Your Role:

We are currently seeking a Scientist to join BBSM multidisciplinary team within MilliporeSigma's Life Science Chemistry business area. This role will be part of a product manufacturing team focused on synthesis of small organic molecules and reference standards for the life science research market.  This position is based in Burlington, Massachusetts.

As an integral part of our team, Scientist will collaborate with our partners in Marketing, Procurement, and Packaging; innovate solutions through chemistry; and create and deliver quality products. The Scientist will have a high-quality standard for accuracy, in following good laboratory practice, and in complying with all safety regulations.

Day-to-day activities:

  • Perform general manufacturing duties
  • Solve problems in existing synthetic procedures
  • Provide technical support in field of expertise
  • Develops protocols, policies, and procedures


  • Establish credibility as individual contributor and work as a team to achieve goals, including meeting deadlines and productivity markers
  • Execute appropriate on-line and literature searches in support of assigned work and/or troubleshooting
  • Interpret spectral and other analytical data for structural elucidation and support of interpretation of process outcome
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting in support of departmental or plant operations
  • Present scientific rationales for unexpected experimental outcomes including out-of-specification products
  • Create appropriate validation and qualification documentation for new processes and equipment, assist in development of SOPs within the ISO 9001 framework


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Medicinal, Organic, or other Chemistry field


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s or PhD Degree
  • Experience in organic or medicinal chemistry
  • Knowledge of advanced synthetic organic methods, analytical methodologies, medicinal chemistry, or biochemistry
  • Execute projects with independence
  • Basic knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and DEA regulations 
  • Write and develop protocols and procedures with minimal supervision
  • Ability to suggest project/process improvements; understand how individual schedules impact department/project performance
  • Basic knowledge of computers and software in laboratory environment
  • Ability to manage time efficiently
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills


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.
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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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