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Senior Scientist - Chemical Biology Innovation

EMD Performance Materials, EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma
Saint Louis, Missouri
Full benefits from start date
Closing date
Nov 6, 2021

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The Senior Scientist – Chemical Biology Innovation at MilliporeSigma in St Louis, MO contributes to our R&D mission developing chemistry technologies to enable commercialization of high value products and services for chemical synthesis, materials science, and industrial customers.


  • As a Senior Scientist for Chemical Biology Innovation, you will be an integral component of shaping future chemical biology technologies and platforms at MilliporeSigma by working across our global R&D organization and with our partners in Business Development and Product Management
  • You will identify and develop solutions with high market potential and act as a hub for interdisciplinary expertise and operational execution within our Life Science organization
  • Technology and customer insights: Scout and vet innovation and business development opportunities in the chemical biology and drug discovery space with customers and by building/maintaining internal and external key-opinion-leader (KOL) networks
  • Strategic and tactical planning: Co-lead short and long-term chemical biology innovation strategy with marketing and business development teams, and identify gaps in current solutions and capabilities
  • Product/service ideation: Translate novel technologies into products and services by leading their research, conceptualization, and design
  • Solution development, validation, and implementation: Utilize global R&D sites to make, validate, and productize multidisciplinary solutions to specifications important to our chemical biology customers


Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications


  • PhD in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or related discipline
  • 2+ years of chemical biology experience in academic, drug discovery, or industrial setting


Preferred Qualifications


  • In-depth knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry, as well as application of small molecules in biology
  • Diverse background in biological applications (e.g. screening, proteomics, assay development, cell imaging)
  • Experience with targeted protein degradation, DNA-encoded libraries, and chemical probe development
  • Knowledgeable in drug discovery workflow and automation
  • Excellent communication skills for presentations, customer engagement, and technical writing
  • Curious, future-oriented mindset with experience implementing new ideas and technologies within an organization
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization, influencing with and without direct authority
  • Familiarity with ISO 9001 standards
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