Scientist II, R&D

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 2 months ago

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US - California - South San Francisco


Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.


South San Francisco, CA / Transplant Diagnostics (TDX)

How will you make an impact?

The Scientist II, R&D will administer the development of PCR based assays in the area of molecular diagnostics. This role will be required to work as part of a project team and also contribute significantly on an individual basis and work under minimum supervision or independently based on seniority.

What will you do?

  • Work independently according to seniority and within project teams to perform experimental studies

  • Gather results and document analysis

  • Present results and communicate effectively

  • Write technical reports and participate in meetings

  • Work within a regulatory framework, Quality Management System, and Design Control

  • Develop and track project plans to meet milestones with minimum supervision

  • Adhere to safe laboratory practices and maintain a safe work environment

  • Ensure the proper operation, calibration and preventive maintenance of lab equipment

  • Collaborate with process development teams to transfer successful projects to manufacturing

  • Work comfortably with both in-house and external software tools

  • Ensure the proper maintenance of lab records and book keeping for general matters: purchasing, invoices, safety, MSDS, etc.

How will you get here?

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or Molecular Biology AND two (2) years in an industry setting that demonstrates the candidate possesses the targeted expert knowledge and skills.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Experience in Molecular Biology (esp. in assay development, validation and troubleshooting on qPCR platforms)

  • Exercises good judgment and be a good team member while retaining the ability to work independently and handle multiple projects and priorities

  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree

  • Experience in a GMP/ISO regulated manufacturing environment a must and general knowledge of global ISO 13485, EU IVDD, CMDCAS, cGMP, cGLP requirements

  • Experience with Experimental Design, Statistical Analysis, Design of Experiment (DOE), for design/optimization/troubleshooting/validation of formulations and assays

  • Direct experience in process development, methods, instrumentation, and software used in in organ and stem cell transplantation and other areas of immunogenetics research

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular missionenabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today!

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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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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