Senior Scientist Product Characterization Analytical Laboratory

9/24/2021

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.    

 

Your Role:

Responsibilities include being the primary scientific resource for Product Characterization Analytical Laboratory, in charge of the scientific integrity of technical work performed in Biologics, ensuring current regulatory requirements are met and the technical & regulatory needs of internal and external clients are appropriately met, effectively interpreted and then communicated to the client, performing analysis of testing performed within the Product Characterization Analytical Laboratory. This position may have supervisory responsibility and/or act as a Team Lead in the future.

 

  • Act as the technical expert for Analytical assays.
  • Act as the lead scientist on “new customer assay” projects.
  • Act as the scientific ‘consultant’ for clients; providing technical and regulatory input into relevant programs.
  • Liaise closely with client representatives to ensure their expectations are met or exceeded. This should include input into technical design of new custom assays and ongoing scientific and regulatory support throughout these projects / programs.
  • Lead assay development/ assay transfer and assay validation activities.
  • Justify business needs and drive implementation of new services.
  • Lead/Participate in event / lab investigations within Biologics.
  • Work with operational departments within area of expertise to update assays in line with the appropriate Validation Master Plan and client / regulatory expectations.
  • Lead by example, offer scientific coaching and mentoring to other staff members (training and scientific support for ongoing projects).
  • Monitor industry trends to ensure that BioReliance remains at the forefront of scientific advancements in the field of Biologics; review and recommend potential technical developments to senior / executive management.
  • Provide regular updates of technical developments, new assays, innovation within the industry to Operations teams, Support teams (as relevant), and other members of the Technical Support group.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement within Biologics; act as champion on initiatives and/or projects to drive improvement in quality and / or client service.
  • Responsible for assay / method / process validation ensuring assays / methods / processes are maintained in a validated state within area of expertise.
  • Track and trend key assay / production parameters and recommend courses of action to address any adverse trends and / or issues that arise.
  • Provide technical advice and support for client and regulatory interactions (audits, meetings, teleconferences and inspections).

 

Location: Rockville, MD

 

 

Who You Are

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in scientific discipline (i.e. Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc.) with 5+ years working laboratory experience 

          OR

  • Master’s degree in scientific discipline (i.e. Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, etc.) with 7+ years working laboratory experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with some or all of the following technical disciplines;
    • Capillary Electrophoresis Methods (CE-SDS, cIEF)
    • Liquid Chromatography (SEC, RP, IEX, etc.)
    • Mass Spectrometry – performing the following tests;
      • Intact Molecular weight
      • Peptide mapping
      • Glycan Profiling
      • N-/C-Terminal Sequencing

 

 

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:  230009
Location:  Rockville
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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