Associate Scientist I

MilliporeSigma - Rockville, MD

Temporary | Contract


Perform assays/ testing for a laboratory within Biologics. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


The Associate I (ASI) will perform safety testing required to manufacture clinical and commercial products. The ASI is required to make scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks/documentation and ensure all documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards. Additionally, they are required to maintain a thorough understanding of BioReliance services, technical principles and applications.


  • Conducts assigned testing with minimal supervision within constraints of lab scheduling.
  • Performs testing in accordance with SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP).
  • Maintains complete and comprehensive records for study integrity.
  • Makes detailed observations and documents results.
  • Operates and maintains lab equipment as required by SOPs and testing procedures.
  • Performs peer review of assay batch/lab records to ensure Right First Time (RFT)
  • Utilizes applicable computer programs during testing and routine tasks (i.e. Word, Excel, Oracle, LIMS, BRIQS, etc.).
  • Utilizes problem solving/ trouble shooting skills.
  • Communicates deviations/ events, progress and interim results to Study Management.
  • Informs supervisor of deviations or factors that may affect quality and accuracy of data.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of lab procedures and assays.
  • Assists with revisions to SOPs, laboratory records and other documentation as assigned.
  • Complies with company health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education (minimum requirements):

  • BA/BS in scientific discipline with 0-3 years relevant experience
  • AA degree in scientific discipline with 2 or more years relevant experience
  • Or equivalent relevant experience


  • Experience with relevant laboratory practices, techniques, equipment, materials and mathematical calculations.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Basic skills in applicable computer programs
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Works well in a team based environment


  • 0-10% Travel required
  • Maybe required to work overtime or flexible shifts

MilliporeSigma is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Noemployee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basisof race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, genderidentity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classificationprotected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of EqualEmployment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating torecruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline,termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant oremployee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company oranyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her HumanResources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company willnot retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report ofdiscrimination.

Job Types: Temporary, Contract

Salary: $21.85 /hour


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)