Associate Scientist 1, Cell Banking

9/2/2021

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 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:
The Associate Scientist I will work in a group-based environment to produce cGMP cell banks and maintain the cGMP Cell Banking area. The ASI is required to make scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks/documentation and ensure all documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards. Additionally, they are required to maintain a thorough understanding of services, technical principles and applications. 

 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

·     Performs all routine and relevant laboratory techniques in compliance with regulatory standards
·     Maintain and operate all laboratory equipment with some troubleshooting, as required
·     Perform various cell culture operations for the production of cGMP cell banks
·     Maintains thorough records in addition to peer review of batch records
·     Performs tasks in accordance with SOPs, regulations (cGMP and GLP) and all relevant documents
·     Utilizes correct cGMP documentation practices
·     Revise batch records, standard operating procedures and FMDC
·     Create new SOPs and FMDCs as needed
·     Demonstrate proficiency in various computer programs for routine tasks such as generating cell bank reports and expansions, ordering supplies, and creating deviation and out-of-specification reports (Word, Excel, Oracle Applications, Oracle Discoverer, Trackwise, etc.)
·     Responsible for generating deviations as required and participating in resolving investigations with support of other team members
·     Maintain a standard up keep of the facility through daily cleaning
·     Actively perform equipment and general housekeeping daily checks and notify relevant personnel of any issues
·     Actively maintain a clean, tidy, and safe work environment
·     Schedule routine activities and maintenance
·     Assist in training of new employees
·     Initiates and completes projects independently
·     Other duties as assigned


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:
·     Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline (Biology, Biochemistry, etc.)  – OR –

·     Associate’s degree in a scientific discipline (Biology, Biochemistry, etc.) with 2+ years working laboratory experience – OR –

·     4+ years working laboratory experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:
·     Solid experience in regulatory compliance
·     Experience with bio/pharmaceutical equipment, systems, and utilities
·     Experience with validation processes
·     Experience with Microsoft Office and database management systems
·     Knowledge in GLP/cGMPs and relevant regulatory guidelines
·     Self-starter and team player with ability to work cross-functionally
·     Strong organizational and record keeping skills
·     Strong attention to detail
·     Ability to handle multiple projects
·     Ability to troubleshoot problems in execution of cell expansion
·     Ability to work independently and productively
·     Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
·     Working knowledge of manufacturing process to include knowledge of relevant materials and equipment
·     Exhibits leadership behaviors

 

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

 

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Job Requisition ID:  228892
Location:  Rockville
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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Education Level : Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Experience Level : Entry Level
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