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Job Title:  QC Scientist

Req ID:  27076
Job Category:  Quality

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

The 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 Supervisor / Group as necessary.


  • Able to satisfactorily perform all functions of Technicians and Associate Scientist.
  • 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.
  • Serves as a member of project teams.
  • 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

Duties - cont'd


  • Understands and complies with accepted laboratory and safety procedures.
  • 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.
  • In absences of QC Supervisor, fills duties of that position as required.
  • Performs other duties assigned by QC Supervisor.  Duties will be assigned to analysts based on training and abilities of that particular analyst.


Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science

Required Experience


  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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



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:  27076
Job Category:  Quality

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

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