Senior Scientist

Posted 21 Nov 2022

Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 258529


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, this Senior Scientist – Hazard Evaluation opening is a laboratory position in a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) for our Life Science business. The primary focus is the execution and improvement of chemical process safety for the Sheboygan Falls, WI site (primary) and IOS cluster (secondary).


Key responsibilities include:


  • Conduct formal hazard evaluations and write Process Hazard Evaluation reports.
  • Run associated hazard evaluation experiments using RC1e, EasyMax, DSC, ARC, BAM Fallhammer, BAM Friction tester, Burning Behavior, interpret results, and write experimental reports.
  • Lead formal risk assessments for laboratory and kilo laboratory scale manufacturing processes and write risk assessment reports.
  • Meet contract milestone deadlines and budgets.
  • Coordinate with development and manufacturing groups to proactively identify potential hazards and risk mitigation.
  • Train personnel on process safety and serve as a subject matter expert on reactive chemical hazards.
  • Assist the contract bidding process by identifying hazardous processes or chemicals that cannot be safely handled at manufacturing sites.
  • Lead Process Development projects as assigned.
  • Work in accordance with FDA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, DOT, other regulatory agency guidelines, MilliporeSigma corporate safety guidelines and procedures, and Environmental Health and Safety guidelines and procedures.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other scientific discipline
  • 5+ years’ experience in Chemical Process Safety


  • Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other scientific discipline 
  • 2+ years’ experience in Chemical Process Safety


Preferred Qualifications:


  • PhD in Organic Chemistry with 5+ years’ industrial experience and a thorough understanding of chemical process safety and thermochemistry.
  • Experience in process development and manufacturing techniques from laboratory to scale-up laboratory, kilo scale, pilot plant scale, and plant scale.
  • Experience with ASTM CHETAH program, running and interpreting hazard evaluation experiments, and hazard evaluation literature including Bretherick’s Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards.
  • Mechanical skills to maintain hazard evaluation laboratory equipment.
  • Proficiency with software including MS Office, ChemOffice, and scientific plotting and statistical software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant quality systems overall goals, implementation, and application.



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