Manager, Product Applications

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Carlsbad , CA 92008

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

Title: Manager, Product Applications

How will you make an impact?

The Manager will make a positive impact in Cell therapy by developing new innovative cell therapy manufacturing systems that will enable our customers to develop the therapies of tomorrow and make them accessible to all.


  • The Cell Therapy application group is looking for an exceptional person who is proficient in a variety of cell biology related techniques, from isolation to engineering, expansion to analysis. We are looking for someone dedicated to make a positive impact in Cell therapy by developing new innovative cell therapy manufacturing systems that will enable our customers to develop the therapies of tomorrow and make them accessible to all. We are looking for an individual who is talented scientifically, has extensive biological experience, has a strong work ethic a sense of urgency and has the ability to manage a multidisciplinary team and manage a large number of external collaborations. This position requires excellent organizational skills, independence, enthusiasm and the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a "can do" attitude. Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo. Greets challenge and change as opportunity. Collaborates with others and embraces and leverages diversity of culture and thought

What will you do?


  • Lead development activities for new processes and procedures for human T cell therapy, including design of process scale-up/scale-out for isolation, activation, gene modification, expansion, harvest, formulation and fill/finish using automation and closed systems.

  • Lead a small group of application scientists to develop workflow solutions related to cell therapy manufacturing.

  • Integrate platforms and reagents into an automated solution, working closely with process and software engineers

  • Manage project scope, budget and schedule to achieve timely completion of project deliverables.

  • Give customer presentations and manage collaborations at a technical level

  • Author and execute protocols, worksheets and/or SOPs to the levels that they are transferable internally to other Thermo Fisher Scientific sites and externally to customers.

  • Lead technical collaboration and/or training with internal and external cell therapy functions.

  • Work closely and build strong relationships with cross-functional teams, including product management, business development, marketing, etc.

  • Train and supervise junior scientist/specialist in the team.

  • Support process transfer to customers

  • Author technical documents and PPT presentation

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to manage a multidisciplinary team

  • Demonstrated experience with the development of bio-processes for cell therapy preferred.

  • Experience in Design of Experiments and statistical analysis.

  • Experience with analytical techniques preferred.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced team environment, meet deadlines, prioritize work across multiple projects.

  • Must have excellent organizational, attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proven ability to identify strategic opportunities, set aggressive objectives, and drive key business priorities.

  • Willingness to do what needs to be done in a dynamic environment

  • Experience developing and presentation materials for sales training, customer interaction and executive presentations.

How will you get here?

Education Requirements

Ph.D. in biochemical engineering, immunology, pharmaceutical or life sciences, or equivalent and 4-6 years of experience or M.S. with at least 8+ years of relevant experience, preferably in industrial setting.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Experience in T cell therapy workflow is required. Experience with cell therapy automation instruments/platforms is highly preferred.

  • Working experience in process development or manufacturing setting is highly desired.

  • Experience in cell therapy analytical assays, including identity, purity and potency, is preferred.

  • Experience in Immunology is highly preferred

  • Experience in viral or non-viral genetic modification is preferred.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced team environment, meet deadlines, prioritize work across multiple projects.

  • Self-starter with strong work ethic.

  • Must have excellent organizational, attention to detail, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions

Working Conditions:

Works in a laboratory environment. Is required to lift up to 40 lbs. May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties. Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials. Must be able to work overtime and flexible shifts.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

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.

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