Scientist II - Assay Development

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Executive / senior industry position

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:
MilliporeSigma is hiring a Scientist II – Assay Development. In this role you will be responsible for the coordination, planning, execution, and development of commercial screening projects of tumor-derived organoid models, 3D cell cultures. You will be interacting with customers, will design customized projects, and manage assay development projects. You may also lead technicians and interact with product development and services teams. In addition, you be responsible for quality control and the report generation and discussion of the project reports with the customer.

  • Project management
    • Designing customer project proposals based on customer specifications
    • Data analysis and report preparation
    • Delivering customer reports
  • Research, development, and communication
    • Conceiving, developing, and validating innovative biological assays for comparison with established standards
    • Experiment setting, execution, and data analysis
    • Cell and organoid culture maintenance and characterization
    • Write and submit abstracts to conferences, prepare conference posters, white papers, scientific materials for client engagement/ marketing
  • Training and supervision
    • Training and supervision of technicians and other scientists to run assays
    • Critically evaluate performance of personnel
  • Business development
    • Identifying customer needs, proposing appropriate solutions based on company portfolio
    • Communicating leads to relevant colleagues for follow-up
    • Engaging potential customers online and at conferences and other events

Physical attributes:

  • Working at a computer and/or a laboratory hood for extended periods of time
  • Wearing and working utilizing standard laboratory PPE in a BSL2 environment

This position may include occasional weekend work for cell culture maintenance.

Who you are:
Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, or other related Scientific discipline OR Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry Biomedical Engineering, or related Scientific discipline with 2+ years’ experience in laboratory research
  • 2+ years of experience with cell culture
  • 1+ year of experience in assay development
  • 1+ year of experience with reading, understanding, and writing SOPs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Functional proficiency with imaging-based assays, along with knowledge of 3D cell culture and relevant assays
  • Experience in fluorescent/confocal microscopy and imaging
  • Experience in data processing and report generation
  • Basic knowledge of working with databases and LIMS
  • Relevant industry experience is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written


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Executive / senior industry position


Temecula, US

Temecula , United States