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Job Title:  Senior Manager, Formulation Chemistry

Req ID:  23360
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

STERIS is a growing, dynamic organization that helps our customers create a safer and healthier world. We are looking for an experienced formulation chemist with Management experience to join our mission in St. Louis, Missouri.

In this role you will provide technical and development expertise in formulation at the level of a subject matter expert. You will explore and assess new and novel technologies that will directly contribute to the continued success of STERIS consumable product lines. You will also lead teams of scientific professionals while defining and delivering goals of projects.


•    Provide technical expertise to develop formulated chemistries for cleaning, disinfection, or sterilization at the level of a subject matter expert. 
•    Explore and assess new and novel technologies.
•    Lead multiple teams of scientific personnel up to and including “Managers” and responsible for all aspects of personnel management for all direct reports including workflow, objectives, and development plans. 
•    Responsible for defining and the management, design, development, and delivery of target goals of multiple projects including providing leadership, guidance, and direction to the project team(s).
•    Initiates and champions R&D projects
•    Sought after for technical expertise and developmental experience.
•    Participate on and/or lead cross functional project teams and maintain good working relationships within STERIS Corporation.
•    Responsible for planning, coordination and execution of work assigned to, extended or multiple groups.
•    Provide status reports on the group, identify and implement means of improving quality and/or quality of results and alerting of management to potential issues.
•    Propose solutions and defines technical direction for future formulation development efforts.
•    Comply with established procedures and within regulatory and laboratory requirements.
•    Maintain Research Notebook by recording detailed information on activities undertaken, existing conditions and observed results.
•    Perform all work in a safe and environmentally conscious manner.
•    Provide technical input to less experienced members of the group.
•    Perform mathematical analysis and interpretation of data.  Formulate hypothesis and designs experiments to test hypothesis.
•    Recognize, communicate, and provide interpretation of unexpected results.
•    Perform scientific literature searches and evaluations.
•    Provide current product support to marketing and sales teams.  Provide technical expertise in assisting with customer issues or visiting customer site.  Review sales and marketing documents for technical accuracy.
•    Provide current product support to Operations teams.  Provide technical expertise in assisting with technical issues.  Review design and master record documents for technical accuracy.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry is required.
  • Advanced degree in applicable area is desirable.
  • Requires 15+ years of progressive Formulation and product development experience.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience managing / directing an R&D Team.
  • Demonstrated experience leading successfully in a team environment.
  • Practical working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Contact point for outside vendors and consultants.
  • Demonstrated ability to examine complex problems, including data limits with multiple inputs, and exercise judgment to determine project direction or actions.
  • Possesses expert knowledge of regulatory agency guidelines/ standards such as FDA/EPA related to medical devices and/or Disinfectants is desired.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to apply statistical analysis techniques.
  • Experience with medical devices and/or working in a highly-regulated industry which require formalized plans and risk management.

What STERIS Offers

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.



STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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:  23360
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

Saint Louis, MO, US, 63133

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