Research Scientist Cell Therapy - #19529445

Merck KGaA

Date: Feb 23, 2021
City: Bedford, MA
Contract type: Full time
Merck KGaA

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. 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:

MilliporeSigma in Bedford, MA is seeking a Research Scientist to join their Novel Modalities franchise. This Research Scientist position will support efforts leading to the development of novel technologies and reagents for cell therapy manufacturing. This hands-on position will provide cell culture expertise supporting product development and process development services with customers. The successful candidate will play an important role as an integral part of a dynamic and highly matrixed team in MilliporeSigma's Cell Therapy Bioprocessing group.

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Cell Biology, Biology or related Science discipline with 3+ years' experience in bioreactor process development for mammalian cell types or Master's degree in Cell Biology or related Science discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Cell Biology or related field with 5+ years relevant industrial experience.

  • Background in general cell culture techniques and comprehensive knowledge of various mammalian cell types including stem and T cells.

  • Demonstrated experience with operation and process optimization of bioreactors for mammalian cell culture.

  • Solid experience and theoretical knowledge of different analysis techniques including microscopy, flow cytometry analysis, immunoassays and qPCR.

  • Experience with designing, executing and troubleshooting new protocols and assays.

  • Knowledge of process optimization methods such as Design of Experiments (DOE).

  • The ability to work safely and efficiently in the lab, plan schedules and arrange own activities to accomplish objectives with short deadlines.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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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