Scientist III, Molecular Biology

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Employer
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location
San Diego County, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 17, 2021
Ref
2246749497
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
This role supports the new Rapid Diagnostics Solutions (RDS) business unit in San Diego, California, part of the group of diagnostics businesses at Thermo Fisher Scientific. We are focused on increasing access to affordable innovations in diagnostic testing and enabling data-driven decisions. What we do matters because our work has a direct impact on people's lives, and we take that responsibility seriously.
How will you make an impact?
Actively participate and support the development of point of care molecular diagnostic kits in a demanding, fast-paced environment. You will work under minimal direction and closely with other scientists to design and develop multiplexed PCR assays for point of care settings.
Additional duties may include device testing, optimization and verification as well as aiding in the QA and QC process. Attention to detail and the ability to write and follow SOPs is critical. Demonstrated biochemistry and molecular biology expertise and experience with PCR, multiplexed and Real Time-PCR technology leveraging all appropriate methodologies to test a hypothesis and ensure use of relevant experimental controls. Experience working with infectious agents in a BSL-2 environment is a must.
What will you do?
- Independently develops solutions that are thorough, practical and consistent with scientific and/or project objectives
- Hands-on PCR assay development, optimization, and development of QC protocols
- Design, develop, optimize, and validate new PCR-based assays
- Designs and executes IVD verification and validation studies
- Independently generates reports, reviews, and technical presentations
- Bioinformatic and statistical data analysis
How will you get here?
Education:
- PhD in Molecular Biology, Biology or Biochemistry with 2+ years of in vitro diagnostic industry experience in product development, or B.S. degree in with a minimum of 6 years relevant industry experience
- Proven experience developing RT-PCR based in vitro diagnostic assays from concept through technical transfer and commercial launch
Knowledge and Skills
- Hands-on experience in PCR assay development and optimization
- Experience with handling BSL-2 pathogens
- Experience in clinical validation
- Experience in primer and DNA sequence analysis
- Demonstrate team working competencies and ability to perform the project tasks to meet product development and validation schedules
- Attention to detail
- Ability to read, write and speak English
- Ability to execute under pressure with short turnaround times
- Ability to lift 25lbs.
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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