Staff Scientist, Molecular Biology

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Employer
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location
West Hills, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 24, 2021
Ref
2074846792
Discipline
Biology, Genetics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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.
Location / Division
West Hills, CA / Transplant Diagnostics Division
How will you make an impact?
As a member of the R&D Molecular Biology team, the Staff Scientist is responsible for understanding, developing assays, and performing data analysis for research, development, improvement, and troubleshooting of HLA gene typing products or related projects.
What will you do?
- Collaborate and lead in development of DNA-based molecular typing reagents for HLA and related genes for clinical use
- Work with Research Supervisor and Manager and act as technical lead to develop new product ideas and research new technologies to meet those needs
- Collaborate with molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, product managers, customer support, internal cross functional core teams and external scientists
- Plan and execute feasibility and development studies, with a focus on product development from proof of concept through to design transfer
- Maintain familiarity with design control for quality development of product
- Responsible for understanding and assisting in the development, improvement, and troubleshooting of HLA gene typing products or related issues
- Collaborate closely with other teams in DNA department to complete highest priority work as directed
- Perform statistical analysis and make scientific presentations of projects and research activities
- Responsible for understanding and implementing relevant company and department policies and procedures
- Accountable for maintenance of a safe work environment including proper staff training in laboratory safety procedures, maintenance and stocking of proper safety equipment and supplies.
- Attendance and participation in scheduled planning meetings and/or status meetings
Contacts and Relations:
This position functions primarily as a project leader, receives direction from supervisor and/or manager and interacts with laboratory staff members in coordinating daily activities.
Accountability:
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive laboratory and business data. He/she is expected to be on top of project timelines and on a regular basis, notify immediate supervisor and/or manager of status and completion of projects. In addition, he/she will ensure that all established laboratory rules and protocols are followed as well as compliance with the universal precautions in safe handling and disposal of chemical waste, blood and blood byproducts.
How will you get here?
Education
- PhD in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related field
Experience
- Five (5) years of product development experience
- Five (5) years of post-PhD laboratory experience in academic or R&D industrial environment
- Three (3) years of experience in development, optimization and validation of clinical diagnostic tests
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Specific knowledge of molecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques
- Clear understanding and experience in running polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and ability to design primers
- Strong understanding and experience in molecular biology techniques, and ability to design primers and probes for identification of specific genes
- Solid understanding of real-time quantitative PCR and experience using commercially available real-time PCR machine
- Knowledge of statistics and data analysis
- Ability to communicate and make presentations effectively
- Demonstrate passion for problem solving and outside the box thinking
- Be self-motivated, independent and organized, and have a proactive driving force of execution
- Be flexible and able to take on new challenges
- Perform multiple tasks simultaneously
- Adapt quickly to changing needs caused by time, budget or business constraints
- Prepare and present reports to management involving data critical to new product development and current process/product improvement
- Maintain confidentiality of sensitive laboratory information
Preferred Qualifications
- Familiarity with NGS processes and ability to read and understand NGS data
- Experience with R or Python
- Experience with JMP or other platforms
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 www.thermofisher.com
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.
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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