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Scientist - Analytical Development


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:

At MilliporeSigma in Milwaukee, WI we are seeking a Scientist - Analytical Development to develop and implement new analytical methods, concepts and technologies adding value to our chemical process development teams and new product offerings.



  • Develop, improve, or optimize analytical laboratory methods supporting ongoing research, process development and custom chemical manufacturing
  • Design and execute experiments with the goal to assess reaction conditions, raw material quality and final product purity
  • Transfer developed analytical platforms to quality control operations via departmentally supported procedures
  • Maintain and troubleshoot analytical instrumentation
  • Maintain databases, document work and results accurately and generate technical reports
  • Establish credibility as individual contributor and work as a team to achieve goals, including meeting deadlines and productivity markers
  • Execute appropriate on-line and literature searches in support of assigned work and/or troubleshooting
  • Interpret spectral and other analytical data for structural elucidation and support of interpretation of process outcome
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting in support of departmental or plant operations
  • Present scientific rationales for unexpected experimental outcomes including out-of-specification products
  • Participate in the quoting process and maintain effective communication with customer
  • Participate in the development of new technologies with applications in laboratory, in – line or at – line testing
  • Assist process development team in establishing specifications for intermediates and final products.


Who You are:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or related Scientific discipline with a focus on measurement technologies as they pertain to chemical characterization
  • 3+ years’ experience with one or more of the following core chemical analysis techniques (GC, HPLC, IR, UV, NMR, etc.)


Preferred Qualifications:


  • PhD with 3+ years of experience in an industrial analytical development environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and solid mathematical knowledge
  • Technical writing experience (experimental procedures, reports, etc.)
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of chemical synthesis, process development and safe chemical handling
  • Experience with myriad analytical investigational techniques such as ICP-MS, GC-MS, LC-MS, IC, and wet chemical analysis
  • Extensive experience with spectral data interpretation and chemical structural elucidation
  • Experience with myriad analytical techniques such as ICP-MS, GC-MS, LC-MS, IC, and wet chemical analysis
  • Experience with in – line / PAT measurement technologies such as IR, Raman, etc.
  • Knowledge of GMP or ISO Quality standards



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Job Requisition ID:  239215
Location:  Milwaukee
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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