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: As a Scientist I within our Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) group in our Rockville, Maryland facility, your role is to drive and support assay development and/or commercial application of NGS in the biosafety testing space. You are responsible for the overall study design, interpretation, and reporting of study results. You are also responsible for the scientific integrity of technical work performed in the laboratory, and are required to ensure study conduct fulfills generally accepted professional/ industry standards. Requirements also include maintaining a thorough understanding of company testing services, technical principles and applications as they apply to your position.Your primary responsibilities will be to provide support for the day to day operation of the facility and to contribute to the timely execution of NGS service offerings for our customers. You will liaise closely with laboratory management, bioinformatics and support staff to ensure internal and external expectations are met or exceeded. You will be responsible for performing study management responsibilities for custom and routine NGS testing in accordance with all SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP). You will be expected to lead by example and work collaboratively to advance the application of NGS in the field of biosafety testing.Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Study Management and scientific oversight for regulated testing (cGMP and GLP) and custom work; Maintain complete and comprehensive records for study integrity; Make detailed observations, documents results and performs data analysis; Perform management and peer review of assay batch/lab records to ensure Right First Time (RFT); management of deviations/events which may occur laboratory activities, liaise with Project Management for project coordination and communication of client timelines; Perform training of laboratory personnel as needed/assigned; data analysis, interpretation and qualification of NGS derived data.Who You AreMinimum qualifications:PhD in a scientific discipline (ie Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 2+ years of equivalent laboratory experience- OR-Master's degree in a scientific discipline (ie Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 4+ years of equivalent laboratory experience -OR-Bachelor's degree in scientific discipline (ie Biology, Chemistry, etc.) with 6+ years of equivalent laboratory experiencePreferred Qualifications:Act as the lead and subject matter expert (SME) for specific defined area(s) of the businessApply laboratory techniques and skills to design and/or execute experiments that address a variety of specific problems (internally or externally driven)Independently apply basic scientific principles in the design of experiments and the development of assaysEnsures testing is performed in accordance with SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP) for custom/non-routine and new services.For GLP studies, acts as Study Director with overall scientific responsibility for the study design, interpretation, and reporting of study resultsMaintain complete and comprehensive records for assay development, application, and study integrityMake detailed observations, document results and perform data analysis and interpretation of dataUtilize applicable computer programs during testing and routine tasks (ie Word, Excel, Oracle, LIMS, BRIQS)Utilize problem solving/trouble shooting skillsResponsible for resolving deviations/completing event recordsLiaise with Quality Assurance and appropriate cross-functional departmental areas to close the events and corrective actions identified during GxP laboratory testingMaintain a working knowledge of lab procedures and assaysResponsible for creating/revising SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation as requiredPrepare/review protocols and final reportsWrite technical reports for internal use and collaborates on papers for external usePerform training of laboratory personnel as needed/assignedDevelop ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, protocols, processes and equipmentContribute/author scientific publications and presents at conferences/ seminars.Comply with company health and safety regulations and proceduresPerform other duties as assigned.Provide day to day technical support to the laboratory.Justify business needs and drive implementation of new services.Coach/train others on developing and enhancing day to day laboratory techniquesProvide technical advice and support for internal and external interactions such as client and regulatory audits/inspections, meetings, teleconferencesPromote a culture of continuous improvement within Biologics; act as champion on initiatives and/or projects to drive improvement in quality and / or client serviceLead projects that cross multiple disciplinesWhat 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!Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.comThe 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. 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