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Title:  Scientist I

Req ID:  15246
Category:  Research & Development/Scientific
City:  St. Louis
State:  MO
Postal Code:  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.


  • Designs, develops, and carries out test plans/experiments for assigned projects with supervisor or management input, to include, the recording, analysis, and scientific evaluation of experimental data.
  • Performs analyses and resolves issues using good problem solving techniques.
  • Demonstrates excellent laboratory technique
  • Operates and maintains instrumentation, defines and measures quality metrics and reports results in an appropriate manner.
  • Participates on project teams and establishes good working relationships within STERIS Corporation.

Education Requirements

- Bachelor's degree in Chemistry is required.

- Advanced degree in Chemistry area is desirable.

Technical Requirements

Requires 5+ years of related laboratory experience.

Other Job Requirements

  • Travel up to 10%
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in a team environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret SDS files and safely handle organic and inorganic chemicals.
  • Maintain knowledge of FDA and EPA requirements for method validation and stability
  • Assure efficient laboratory operation through acquisition and inventory control of consumables lab supplies and chemicals.    
  • Practical working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Performs or conducts scientific literature searches and evaluations.
  • Prepares and presents data at internal or external meetings, as requested.
  • Independently operate various. standard instruments and perform basic maintenance according to established methods
  • Complies with established procedures and within regulatory and laboratory requirements.
  • Demonstrates proficient writing skills for the following:
    • SOPs and their revisions
    • Test plans/protocols and recognizing when modifications are needed
    • Laboratory reports
    • OOS reports
  • Maintains the Research Notebook recording detailed information on activities undertaken, existing conditions and observed results.
  • Demonstrates good oral communication skills.  Give presentations to group and within R&D
  • Perform all work in a safe and environmentally conscious manner

Basic Technical Skills

  • Possess basic laboratory skills related to job field
  • Skilled in the use of basic chemistry laboratory equipment.
  • Familiar with the operation/theory of GC, LC, FTIR, and quantitative wet chemistry techniques.
  • Ability to read and follow protocols/Work Instructions/methods.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Capable of solving complex chemistry problems through accurate interpretation of data and in-depth investigations.
  • Practical knowledge/experience working under regulatory agency guidelines is desired
  • Conduct independent research on assigned projects/work
  • Possesses a moderate degree of technical experience in analytical chemistry.
  • Maintains a level of technical knowledge and understanding of analytical chemistry that is consistent with the current scientific literature.

Behavior Skills

  • Strong observation, communication (technical written and verbal) and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional team player with some leadership responsibilities


STERIS is a $2B+, 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:  15246
Category:  Research & Development/Scientific
City:  St. Louis
State:  MO
Postal Code:  63133

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