Associate Group Leader - Automation

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 3 days ago

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on - now and in the future.

Location/Division Specific Information


Richmond, VA

Full time, Benefits, Annual Bonus, 401k Match, PTO, Relocation Assistance Available

A day in the Life:

  • Leads validation projects, providing technical oversight and review of results; conducts validation experiments when resource/scheduling considerations require. May serve as a Principal Investigator.

  • Independently develops and validates scripts/methods. Understands and conforms to methods, and protocols applicable to assigned tasks. Designs and completes experiments with minimal supervision.

  • Maintains existing liquid handling workstations through preventative maintenance.

  • Assists in implementing new scripts/methods through developmental testing.

  • Leads new hires and trainees in completing scripts/methods.

  • Leads preparation and implementation of SOPs, quality systems and new equipment.

  • Mentors and may lead a small group of team members.

  • Ensures that laboratory staff continues to be developed to keep pace with department goals and growth





  • Bachelor's degree in lab sciences such as biology, biochemistry, immunology, chemistry, molecular biology or similar


  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 6+ years') or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
  • OR Masters degree and previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable 4+ years)
  • OR PhD (comparable to 2+ years)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge with liquid handling equipment and lab automation such as Hamilton, TECAN, Gyros or similar

  • Support testing and analysis in the immunochemistry and vaccine department (run assays, prepare samples, lab documentation)

  • Ability to train and mentor junior staff

  • Good written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills

  • Can independently perform root cause analysis for method investigations

  • Project and time management skills

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

Thermo Fisher Scientific values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

  • Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.

  • Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds.

  • Able to work in non-traditional work environments.

  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

  • May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.

  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Accessibility/Disability Access

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