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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.

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Your Role:

At MilliporeSigma, the Continuous Flow Process Development (CFPD) group located at the Milwaukee, WI site has an immediate opening for an R&D Scientist. The CFPD is a rapidly growing program consisting of innovative individuals that are engaged in developing modern process technologies for highly efficient chemical manufacturing. Your role will involve development of new continuous flow processes as well as conversion of existing batch processes to Continuous Flow. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of scientists, engineers and technicians which has enabled the program’s elevation to a strategic initiative.


  • Design and execute experiments with the objective of optimizing chemical processes in a flow setting with an eye towards cost efficiency. All work is to be conducted following Safety and Ergonomic policies established by the company and with the highest regard for quality.
  • Maintain accurate documentary records and write reports when necessary.
  • Transfer the developed process technology to qualification and/or production groups via established protocol.
  • Lead technical projects when necessary and act as a coach-mentor-expert to help junior staff to develop to their fullest potential.

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline OR
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline with 3+ years’ experience in an industrial or academic R&D setting OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline with 10+ years’ experience in an Industrial R&D setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous post-doctoral training or industrial experience
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of chemical synthesis and safe chemical handling
  • Knowledge of purification techniques (crystallization, distillation, chromatography)
  • Basic knowledge of chemical analysis (GC, mp, HPLC, IR, UV, NMR)
  • Display of team spirit, communication ability and the ability to work independently or with modest supervision


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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