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Job Title:  QC Scientist

Req ID:  21762
Job Category:  Quality
Country/Region:  US
State:  MO
City:  St. Louis
Zip:  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

The Quality Control Scientist will be responsible for carrying out assigned projects, designing experiments to address specific goals, projects or investigations, while supporting ongoing production and production-related activities at the St. Louis facilities, when required.  These activities will include:  designing and validating test methods, serving on project teams, assisting in internal and external audits, leading CAPA investigations, writing procedures, and providing support to the team as necessary.


•    Conducts laboratory experiments to address specific pre-defined questions.  Designs, within defined scope, experiments or series of experiments to address specific goals or projects.  Performs calculations on experimental data.  Provides limited interpretation of data. Recognizes the need for and implements modification of protocols. Recognizes, communicates and provides limited interpretation of unexpected results.
•    Performs scientific literature searches and evaluations, as required.  Maintains a level of technical knowledge and understanding in the assigned area of responsibility that is consistent with the current scientific literature.
•    Works with QS on audit training and performs internal / external audits, as needed.
•    Assists in preparation of data for presentations of laboratory data at internal or external meeting, as requested.  Prepares reports including conclusions.
•    Plans and schedules daily technical activities in order to meet established timelines.
•    Complies with established protocols and within regulatory and laboratory requirements.
•    Maintains the Research Notebook recording information on activities undertaken, existing conditions and observed results.  Maintains laboratory records in compliance with established procedures and GMP requirements.
•    Develops chemical testing procedures for QC use, evaluates and qualifies testing methods developed by R&D, raw material vendors, or third party suppliers, and evaluates and implements improvements to existing methods.
•    Develops technical requirements for raw material specifications based on input from potential vendors, R&D, and Process Engineering.
•    Assists in the development and maintenance of laboratory standard operating procedures.
•    Formulates and reviews proposed changes to raw material and finished product specifications, test methods, and specifications for outside manufactured products.

Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree required in Chemistry.

•      4 or more years experience with Bachelors Degree
•      2 or more years experience with Masters Degree 
•    Understanding / working knowledge of cGMP, ISO, FDA and EPA requirements is desired.  Experience / Proficiency of advanced instrumental analysis (e.g., GC, HPLC, FTIR) is required.  Knowledge of soap, surfactant, or germicide technology is desired.

•    The Scientist must be able to evaluate data quickly and accurately in order to formulate the most effective means to maintain the quality and regulatory compliance of products
•    Good observation skills
•    Ability to work in a methodical and organized fashion
•    Ability to read and follow protocols/SOPs/methods
•    Ability to utilize computer programs to analyze data (may be on-the-job training)
•    Ability to write in concise manner & proven record of writing technical reports
•    Data interpretation
•    Design of experiments within defined scope
•    Recognition, communication and limited interpretation of unexpected results
•    Retrieval and limited interpretation of information from scientific literature
•    Distillation of experimental results to report within defined scope

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.

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