Sr. Scientist Cell Line Engineering

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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016

MilliporeSigma Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis, MO
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree


Job Description Sr. R&D Scientist, Cell Design Studio:

A Senior R&D Scientist is needed for execution of custom development projects and new product development for Cell Design Studio (CDS). This is a customer-facing R&D group, with expertise in molecular biology, genome editing, mammalian genetics, and advanced cell biology and cell culture. This position is being created to support increased demand for custom cell line engineering.

Essential Job Functions

The Senior R&D Scientist is responsible for designing and executing critical wet-lab activities in support of CDS projects. This position requires a combination of intensive laboratory work, the ability to generate and deliver scientific reports, and effective communication with the supervisor, immediate colleagues, management, and clients. This requires hands-on laboratory work, the ability to generate and deliver scientific reports (including statements of work; SOWs) on time, effective communication on project progress to management, CDS colleagues, and clients. Administrative responsibilities include: SOP training and compliance, accurate project-hour recording, etc.; develop and protect intellectual property. Guide and structure the laboratory activities of junior scientists by sharing knowledge and experience.


Demonstrated experience in multiple aspects of cell biology, mammalian (especially human) genetics, molecular biology, and tissue/cell culture is paramount. The ability to troubleshoot difficult experiments, lead and mentor junior colleagues, and work within a dynamic team environment are critical qualities of the ideal candidate. The successful candidate must thrive in a fast-paced team environment and be able to work efficiently on challenging complex projects with aggressive timelines. Advanced training in mammalian cell culture and aseptic technique is critical, along with a superior proficiency in standard and advanced molecular cell biology methods. A minimum of a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a life sciences (or related) discipline is required; previous practical experience with pluripotent stem cells, genome editing and/or cellular models of disease is strongly desired.

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.

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 his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.



Millipore Corporation (Millipore) is a life science company. The Company provides products and services that help its academic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers advance their research, development and production In August 2009, the Company acquired BioAnaLab, a European-based services provider that specializes in the analysis of biologic drugs and vaccines.