Senior Validation Specialist, MICRO Lab

Posted 22 Nov 2022

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 258520


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 Validation Specialist is primarily responsible for all aspects of performing microbial retention validation studies on a variety of liquid pharmaceutical drug products and/or chemical components with microorganisms. Additionally, this role encompasses the mastery of all responsibilities within the scope of the Preliminary Studies supporting microbial retention testing as a prerequisite. The Senior Validation Specialist shall keep an open channel of communication for reporting abnormal findings to laboratory management and serve as an investigator into testing-related non-conformances. Job duties are:


  • Perform preliminary studies such as viability and assay recovery
  • Conduct microbial retention testing on a variety of liquid pharmaceuticals
  • Draft reports for each validation project
  • Lead investigations and root cause analysis
  • Support the team with tasks such as culture, environmental and water monitoring, growth promotion, sterility testing, etc.
  • Lead local projects in the lab and participate in global projects
  • Maintain a culture of safety and continuous improvement


Physical Attributes:


  • Lifting up to 50lbs



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Microbiology, or other Life Science discipline
  • 2 + years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 2+ years of work experience in downstream processing
  • 5+ years of experience working in a pharma
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong aseptic and micro techniques



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