Job Title:  Associate Scientist I

Req ID:  39201
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

Saint Louis, MO, US, 63133


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

Are you interested in contributing to a healthier and safer world? The Associate Scientist is an entry level position that is responsible for supporting new product development through innovative research and through developing technical expertise in STERIS's Infection Prevention Technology product segments, including surface disinfectants and cleaners. The Associate Scientist, with the appropriate training and guidance, will work in the lab supporting the new product development team, operations and quality to enhance the sophistication and compliance of new, unique infection prevention solutions to meet the customer’s varying unmet needs.


  • Carries out assigned projects, laboratory work, and data analysis under the direction of a supervisor
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment
  • Works under supervision with direct instructions.  
  • Carries out routine and semi-routine tasks independently.
  • Understands and complies with accepted laboratory and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrates excellent laboratory technique 


Required Experience

  • Bachelor degree required with a focus in Chemistry preferred.
  • Requires 0-5 years of related laboratory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment. 
  • Maintains a level of technical knowledge consistent with current scientific literature and best practices.
  • Complies with established protocols and within regulatory and laboratory requirements.
  • Understands and complies with accepted laboratory and safety procedures.
  • Independently operate various standard instruments and perform basic maintenance according to established methods.
  • Demonstrates good writing skills for the following:
    • SOPs and their revisions
    • Test plans/protocols
    • Laboratory reports
    • OOS reports
  • Maintains a laboratory notebook and documents laboratory data accurately and timely
  • Demonstrates oral communication skills:
    • Reporting of laboratory results to supervisor are accurate
    • Give presentations to group 
    • Perform all work in a safe and environmentally conscious manner

Our Healthcare Customers are federally mandated (by Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services or CMS) requiring vendors to have the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption.  There are select Customers who do not accept any exceptions. Unvaccinated Associates may be excluded from working at a Customer site, require routine testing with an approved exemption (if accepted by the Customer) or have limited Customer access impacting their ability to remain employed. Additionally, we may be required to meet state mandates on COVID-19 vaccination, exemptions and/or booster requirements. This position is a Customer-facing role that falls under a state or CMS mandate.

STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  39201
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

Saint Louis, MO, US, 63133

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