Job Title:  Scientist I

Req ID:  36989
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

STERIS is a growing, dynamic organization that helps our customers create a safer and healthier world.  STERIS has been a global leader and expert in the industries of sterilization, cleaning and infection control for decades. This team of world class talent works on the cutting edge facing new scientific challenges everyday. We make an impact on the industries we support with new methods and products. Join us as a Scientist in St. Louis, MO to help continue our mission. 

As a Scientist not only will you be conducting research but also working on practical development of products for unique applications. You will have the opportunity to work in the lab on a daily basis performing design of experiments, conducting the experiments, analyzing and interpreting the data and reporting on the results. 


•   Design, develop, and carry out test plans/experiments for assigned projects with supervisor or management input, to include, the recording, analysis, and scientific evaluation of experimental data. 
•    Operate and maintain instrumentation, define and measure quality metrics and report results in an appropriate manner.
•    Work with different antimicrobial technologies and disinfectant technologies.
•    Maintenance of microbiological stocks.
•    Participate on project teams and establish good working relationships within STERIS Corporation.
•    Maintain knowledge of FDA and EPA requirements.
•    Assure efficient laboratory operation through acquisition and inventory control of consumables lab supplies and chemicals.   
•    Comply with established procedures and within regulatory and laboratory requirements.
•    Travel up to 10%


Required Experience

•    Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Biology is required.

•    Advanced degree in applicable area is desirable.
•    Requires 5+ years of related laboratory experience within an industrial setting in Microbiology
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
•    Knowledge of a broad range of microorganisms.
•    Practical working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
•    Experience handling of Level 2 Microorganisms is desired.
•    Demonstrate basic knowledge of antimicrobial technologies.
•    Demonstrates proficiency of the following:

  •    Aseptic technique
  •  Use and interpretation of test controls in experiments.
  • Inoculation and recovery of test organisms

•    Demonstrates understanding of the following:

  • Sterility assurance
  • D-values

•    Skilled in the use of basic microbiology and chemistry laboratory equipment.
•    Capable of solving microbiological problems through accurate interpretation of data and in-depth investigations.
•    Practical knowledge/experience working under regulatory agency guidelines is desired. 
•    Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


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:  36989
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

St. Louis, MO, US, 63133

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