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Job Title:  Associate Scientist

Req ID:  30681
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

St. 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.

What you will do

•    Carries out assigned projects, laboratory work, assigned tasks and data analysis under the direction of a supervisor.
•    Understands and complies with accepted laboratory and safety procedures.
•    Demonstrates excellent laboratory technique.
•    Assists in writing test plans and reports.
•    Implements defined approaches and develops simple formulations.
•    Modifies existing formulations to improve performance.
•    Performs analyses to support formulation development.
•    Resolves issues using problem solving techniques to support formulation development.
•    Individual contributor as part of a larger R&D organization.
•    Assists with design transfer and scale-up activities.
•    Conducts evaluations using well defined procedures.
•    Operates and maintains laboratory equipment. 
•    Complies with established protocols and within regulatory and laboratory requirements.
•    Maintains a laboratory notebook and documents laboratory data accurately.
•    Retrieves defined information from scientific literature and maintains a level of technical knowledge consistent with current scientific literature and best practices.
•    Ensures efficient laboratory operation through acquisition and inventory control of lab supplies and chemicals.


Required Experience

•    Bachelor's Degree in Science in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology
•    Internship or professional work experience in a corporate environment or academia.
•    Possess basic laboratory skills.
•    Skilled in the use of basic chemistry laboratory equipment.
•    Ability to read and follow protocols/SOP's/methods.
•    Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
•    Excellent communication (technical writing, written and verbal) and problem-solving skills.
•    Formulation experience is a plus.


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 leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 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:  30681
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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