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Senior Biomaterials Scientist

Company: EMD Millipore
Location: Bedford
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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Senior Biomaterials Scientist

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.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

At MilliporeSigma, the Senior Biomaterial Scientist will be joining our expanding cultured meat R&D team. In this position, you will develop scaffold technologies that support the expansion and differentiation of food-relevant cell types. Creativity in problem solving will be essential as you consider functional attributes of the materials and scaling of the manufacturing process. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a broad group of technical and non-technical personnel, including both internal and external partners. This position is located mainly at the MilliporeSigma's Bedford, MA campus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying ideal scaffolding material formulations that satisfy defined acceptance criteria, including manipulation of the colloidal system, porogens, component ratios and concentrations
  • Defining key process parameters that impact structural attributes, such as solvent system, mixing conditions, and deposition/extrusion conditions
  • Development and implementation of analytical methods for specific material applications and to address unforeseen challenges
  • Defining continuous manufacturing techniques and processes for scaffolding, relevant for the cultured meat industry
  • Aligning closely with regulatory, commercial, other R&D groups, as well as communicating progress to a range of audiences

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Biomaterial or Polymer Science, Biochemistry or related engineering discipline with 5+ years industrial experience - OR -
  • Ph.D. in Biomaterial or Polymer Science, Biochemistry or related engineering discipline 2+ years relevant industrial experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biomaterial or Polymer Science, Biochemistry or related engineering discipline 5+ years relevant industrial experience
  • Proven experience in biomaterial formulations, manipulation of 3D porous structures and mechanical features, particularly for poorly defined materials and plant-derived proteins
  • Experience in optimizing cell adherence through material physical features, coatings, chemistries, and other modifications
  • Experience with analytical method development such as tensile/compression testing, pore size and distribution, rheological behavior, swelling and stability/degradation quantification
  • Fundamental knowledge of extrusion-based technology, roll-to-roll manufacturing and fiber spinning technologies
  • Familiarity with scaling technologies from benchtop to commercial manufacturing
  • Strong statistical analysis, familiarity with design of experiment (DoE) approaches, and experimental design skills
  • Demonstrated ability to scope and manage projects, to accomplish objectives with short deadlines
  • Meticulous scientific approach, flexibility, and creativity

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!

Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com

The 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. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

Job Requisition ID: 221782

Location: Bedford

Career Level: D - Professional (4-9 years)

Working time model: full-time

Careers during Covid-19

Thank you for visiting our careers website, we are always looking for curious minds to join our teams. We understand how much the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and we want to assure you that your safety is very important to us. To ensure that everyone's health is protected, instead of a standard face-to-face interview, it is likely that you will be offered alternative digital interview options.

US Disclosure

The 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. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure

The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

Job Segment: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Scientist, Materials Science, Science, Research

Keywords: EMD Millipore, Bedford , Senior Biomaterials Scientist, Other , Bedford, Texas

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