Senior Scientist – Process Safety

at MilliporeSigma
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted October 16, 2020
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 645 Science Drive


Your role:

At MilliporeSigma, this Senior Scientist opening is a laboratory position in an API Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO). The primary focus is the execution and improvement of chemical process safety at two manufacturing sites.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Conduct formal hazard evaluations and write Process Hazard Evaluation reports.
  • Run associated hazard evaluation experiments using RC1e, EasyMax, DSC, ARC, TSu, BAM Fallhammer, BAM Friction tester, interpret results, and write experimental reports.
  • Lead formal risk assessments for laboratory and kilo laboratory scale manufacturing processes and write risk assessment reports.
  • Meet contract milestone deadlines and budgets.
  • Coordinate with development and manufacturing groups to proactively identify potential hazards and risk mitigation.
  • Train personnel on process safety and serve as a subject matter expert on reactive chemical hazards.
  • Assist the contract bidding process by identifying hazardous processes or chemicals that cannot be safely handled at manufacturing sites.
  • Lead Process Development projects as assigned.


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other related Scientific discipline with 5+ years’ experience in Chemical Process Safety or a Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other related Scientific discipline.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry with 5+ years’ industrial experience with a thorough understanding of chemical process safety and thermochemistry.
  • Experience in process development and manufacturing techniques from laboratory to scale-up laboratory, kilo scale, pilot plant scale, and plant scale.
  • Experience with ASTM CHETAH program, running and interpreting hazard evaluation experiments, and hazard evaluation literature including Bretherick’s Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards.
  • Mechanical skills to maintain hazard evaluation laboratory equipment.
  • Proficiency with software including MS Office, ChemOffice, and scientific plotting and statistical software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of cGMP other relevant quality systems overall goals, implementation and application.
  • Work in accordance with FDA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, DOT, other regulatory agency guidelines, MilliporeSigma corporate safety guidelines and procedures, and Environmental Health and Safety guidelines and procedures.
Job Requisition ID:  208841
Location:  Madison
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time
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