Senior Scientist / Group Lead

Posted 14 Nov 2022

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 258404


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 Process and Analytical Senior Scientist/ Group Lead will lead a team of three analytical and two process development scientists to develop and optimize bio-conjugation processes suitable for technology transfer to GMP manufacturing in a CDMO environment.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in process and analytical development, capable of troubleshooting, providing efficient and innovative solutions and supporting transfer to GMP manufacturing 
  • Effectively communicate with customers, document experimental results, communicate results to all stakeholders, author development documentation, contribute information for customer proposals
  • Serve as a project lead and ensure project deliverables are on quality and on time, develop multiple technical approaches as needed to solve problems and mitigate risk, ensure methods and processes are in place for efficient GMP start
  • Independently lead project teams, influence work in other team members, lead process improvement initiatives, scouts for new technologies and emerging trends, proactively consider the impact of quality, regulatory, manufacturing, and safety requirements when planning project activities 
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of direct reports including coaching/mentoring, career development and performance reviews


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Biochemistry or other life science discipline with 6+ years of lab experience


  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Biochemistry or other life science discipline with 2+ years of lab experience


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Engineering, Biochemistry or other life science discipline with 1+ years of lab experience
  • 2+ years managing/supervising direct reports


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scientist with a background in both analytical and process development of biomolecules
  • Knowledgeable about GMP and regulatory requirements
  • Experience working with or leading matrix teams


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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