Associate Scientist II, Cell Banking # 881
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation - Rockville, MD

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To work in a group based environment to produce cGMP cell banks and maintain the cGMP Cell Banking area.

Comply with all cGMP regulations and utilize correct cGMP documentation practices

Maintain and operate all laboratory equipment with some troubleshooting, as required

Perform various cell culture operations for the production of cGMP cell banks

Troubleshoot during routine laboratory activities

Display proficiency in various computer programs for routine tasks such as generating cell bank reports and expansions, ordering supplies, and creating deviation and out-of-specification reports (Word, Excel, Oracle Applications, Oracle Discoverer, Trackwise, etc.)

Perform revisions of existing SOPs, FMDCs and Production Records as instructed

Write new SOPs and FMDCs where necessary

Schedule routine activities and maintenance

Aid in training of new staff members

Comply with all health and safety regulations

Comply with BioReliance company policy

Other tasks as assigned

Utilizes problem solving skills and may rely on lead/manager for additional support

Exercises good judgment

Initiates and completes projects independently

Develops leadership capabilities

Works independently on routine tasks

Receives basic instruction for new tasks

MA/MS in scientific discipline with no experience

BA/BS in scientific discipline with 1-3 years experience

AA degree in scientific discipline with 3-5 years experience

Or equivalent laboratory experience

Proficient in relevant laboratory techniques and mathematical calculations

Working knowledge of manufacturing process to include knowledge of relevant materials and equipment

Ability to create and follow procedures

Working knowledge of applicable computer programs

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to train others in relevant tasks

Exhibits leadership behaviors

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company whose biochemical, organic chemical products, kits and services are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostics and high technology manufacturing. Sigma-Aldrich customers include more than 1.3 million scientists and technologists in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals and industry. The Company operates in 35 countries and has nearly 9,000 employees whose objective is to provide excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to accelerating customer success through innovation and leadership in Life Science and High Technology. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its website at

Sigma-Aldrich offers a highly motivational and rewarding working environment with attractive salary, benefits, retirement, relocation and incentive packages including tuition reimbursement. Sigma-Aldrich fosters the growth of employees in a culture of respect and dignity with ample opportunity for career advancement.

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