Sr. Scientist-ADME/Tox 9/2/2016
Saint Louis, MO
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The ADME/Tox group at MilliporeSigma is seeking an experienced and motivated candidate for a full-time Senior Scientist position at our Biotechnology R&D facility in St. Louis. The successful candidate will work in a project-focused environment and be part of an active, multidisciplinary group of scientists responsible for the design and development of novel cell-based products within the field of drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics and toxicology (ADME/Tox).
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
* Identify and evaluate new product or improvement opportunities in ADME/Tox, especially related to 3D tissue models for liver and kidney
* Interact with internal and external experts for 3D tissue models and technology
* Design and execute high quality experimental procedures
* Train new personnel and act as a technical consultant as needed
* Review scientific results and procedures
* Develop multiple solutions to technical problems
* Communicate the status of projects and elevate issues to the attention of manager
* Monitor scientific literature to maintain a leading expertise within the field
* Act as a recognizable scientific resource across groups/departments
Qualifications and Professional Experience
Education/Experience: PhD degree in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Toxicology or a related Life Sciences field; or a MS degree with three or more years of relevant experience.
Knowledge and Skills: Substantial experience and/or knowledge of the ADME/Tox field is required. We are looking specifically for a candidate with experience and detailed knowledge of in vitro cell based assay development for screening molecules and associated technologies. In particular, a strong background and experience in bioengineering and 3D cell models (e.g. lab-on-a-chip) is desired. The successful candidate should be highly motivated and creative with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong organizational and computer skills are also vital for success
MilliporeSigma is the North American life science brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - a leading science and technology company. It offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.
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