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Chemist - Sustainability, Life Science Chemicals (m/f/d)

Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany
Closing date
22 Nov 2023

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Employer Sector
Engineering & Electronics
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
ESG & Sustainability, Sustainability
Senior Life Cycle Assessment Expert (all genders) Work Your Magic with us! Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you've got big plans - so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people's lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us. As a Life Cycle Assessment Expert for our Life Science division, you will be working in a global network of experts within the Hazard Communication and Chemicals Regulations department. Our Life Science chemical portfolio consists of upwards of 100,000 unique neat chemicals and hundreds of thousands of mixtures. Your solid background in Life Cycle Assessment will allow you to quantify their environmental impact and thereby support the implementation of the Safe and Sustainable by Design framework for our diverse product portfolio. In addition to the technical and academic requirements of this position, you must also be comfortable developing your expertise within an international team of experts with diverse backgrounds. This role requires well rounded communication and collaboration skills as many projects and initiatives will require the input and support from Regulatory and Computational Toxicology, Registration, Product Management, Production Sites and IT, in order to be successful. In this role you will perform Life Cycle Assessments for chemicals and chemical products from our Life Science product portfolio and quantify the environmental impact of chemicals and thereby support in chemical alternative assessments. You will also implement the Safe and Sustainable by Design Framework and the EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability together with other teams world-wide. This role includes also to summarize and communicate results comprehensively to internal teams, product management or production sites to support decision making. Master's in sustainability, chemistry or a related field and minimum 3 years relevant working experience Solid background in the area of LCA with a focus on chemicals and chemical products Well experienced with relevant tools (e.g. SimaPro, GaBi, OpenLCA, COMPASS) and databases (e.g. Ecoinvent) Familiar with relevant frameworks and guidelines, e.g., ISO 14040 and 14044, green and sustainable chemistry and chemical alternative assessments Proven track record of managing multiple projects simultaneously and strong data analysis expertise Experience in SAP systems is an advantage as well as familiarity with the Globally Harmonized Classification System (GHS) or REACH Very good communication and presentation skills and a good team-player Fluent in English, written and spoken Able to work comfortably in an dynamic, high throughput environment With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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