Scientist, Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Posted 22 Nov 2022

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 258628

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:

The role is responsible for supporting the Technical Leader, as an extended project team member, supporting product development and improvement projects, customer applications, as well as R&D and Marketing activities.


Key tasks and responsibilities are: 

  • Plan, execute and analyze laboratory testing for development activities (technology and/or product development and product improvement).
  • Report and present results and conclusions to the technical project team for discussion.
  • Write technical reports, application notes, poster presentations.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Life Science
  • 1+ year(s) of laboratory-based Life Science and / or Biomolecular R&D experience
  • Experience working in a BioSafety Hazard II laboratory environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Microbiology techniques including but not limited to culture media preparation, microbial preparation, propagation, confirmation and identification
  • Extensive practice in aseptic technique
  • Experience in food microbiology and diagnostics in a Biohazard Safety Level II environment
  • Experience in performing PCR and/or immunological assays
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel strongly preferred
  • Experience in experimental planning, data interpretation, and proposing next steps to management.
  • Strong motivation, attention to detail, and ability to think independently and fully integrate into a high achieving team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills within a global and diverse team environment
  • Flexibility and ability to perform in a high-pressure 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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As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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