Scientist III - Cell Biology

Employer
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location
Hunt Valley, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
Jun 04, 2021
Ref
2092166256
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
How will you make an impact?
We are seeking a highly motivated, creative Scientist III with expertise in cell culture bioprocessing to take a leading role in our internal research efforts. The selected candidate will lead R&D teams and participate on R&D and cross functional teams to execute studies in the areas of new product development, services, and product support for design and development of cell culture media and supplement formulations.
What will you do?
- Design experimental plans, lead study execution, analyze experimental data, generate laboratory protocols, and write technical reports, quantitative analyses, and product summaries
- Work on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors
- Troubleshoot and solve problems associated with various types of R&D projects
- Exercise practical judgment within broadly defined practices and policies and exhibit creativity and foresight in selecting approaches and techniques for obtaining solutions
- Investigate, create, and develop new methods and technologies to improve effectiveness of development workflows
- Maintain accurate lab notebook to support protection of intellectual property in accordance with relevant Thermo Fisher required standards
- Maintain high level of professional expertise and substantial knowledge of principles and theories through familiarity with competing technologies and/or products, review of current scientific literature, and attendance at scientific seminars and meetings
- Present data at scientific conferences (external and internal) and prepare other publications when appropriate
- Interact closely with other internal departments (i.e., Marketing, Business Development, Quality, Operations) in the commercialization of new products and customer and business support
- Frequent technical interactions with customers through teleconferences, site visits, and/or scientific meetings and with outside collaborators through seminars and publications
- Perform duties independently with only general direction given
- Comply with all company safety, training, and quality regulations and procedures
- Able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials
- Must be able to work flexible hours; travel may be required as much as 5-10%
- May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned
How will you get here?
- Bachelor's degree with 5 plus years of experience, Master's degree with 3 plus years of experience, or Ph.D. degree in Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or other related discipline, or equivalent knowledge and experience.
Experience
- Demonstrated technical project leadership experience
- Experience in media and supplement design and development for cell culture applications
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Expertise in the methods and techniques of small-scale mammalian cell culture
- Demonstrated competence in data analysis, research design, troubleshooting, and the evaluation of new techniques and procedures
- Demonstrated ability to formulate hypotheses and solve problems
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise, and accurate manner
- Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate and adapt to changing project priorities
- Ability to multi-task effectively and prioritize multiple projects with guidance
- Familiarity with database programs and statistical analysis software
Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience performing techniques required for virus infectivity culture and assays
- Experience with protein hydrolysate/peptone-based supplementation of cell culture media
- Experience with powder media components, media formulation and preparation
- Working knowledge of statistical design of experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis, including JMP, Minitab, or other statistical software
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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