Scientist 1 / Study Director

Posted 19 Sep 2023

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 268230


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This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US. 

Your Role


At MilliporeSigma, as a Scientist/ GLP Study Director your activities will support safety testing required to manufacture clinical and commercial products. Acting as a Study Director, you will be responsible for GLP study design and oversight and scientific integrity of the technical work conducted and associated documentation, data interpretation, and reporting of study results. Requirements also include maintaining a thorough understanding of company testing services, technical principles, and applications as they apply to your position. 


  • Designs studies and oversees testing in accordance with SOPs and GLP regulations
  • Acts as subject matter expert (SME) and maintains a working knowledge of viral clearance procedures and assays
  • Maintains complete and comprehensive records for study integrity and performs data analysis
  • Utilizes problem solving/trouble shooting skills in real-time
  • Utilizes applicable computer programs during routine administration of tasks (i.e. Word, Excel, LIMS, TrackWise, etc.)
  • Liaise with Quality Assurance, Project Management, and appropriate cross-functional departmental areas to investigate deviations, communicate study progress, and relay preliminary results to clients
  • Creates/revises SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation
  • Performs training of laboratory personnel as needed/assigned
  • Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, protocols, processes and equipment
  • Acts as key driver/ champion on project teams
  • Complies with company health and safety regulations and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in a scientific discipline (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Virology, etc.), with 1+ years’ laboratory experience


  • Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Virology, etc.), with 3+ years’ laboratory experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Virology, etc.), with 5+ years’ laboratory experience


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experience in GLP or GMP environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills that have been demonstrated through presentations/seminars, oversight of projects, implementation of new services, etc.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Highly collaborative, but able to work independently
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative and leadership capabilities
  • Effective coaching and training skills for complex and highly technical work



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