Scientist II, Cell Biology

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Employer
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location
Grand Island, New York, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 18, 2021
Ref
2181918617
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have a real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.
Location/Division Specific Information
Grand Island, NY | Cell Culture and Cell Therapy
How will you make an impact?
- We are searching for a talented Scientist II that will plan and carry out laboratory experiments and assays associated with the development of novel cell culture media formulations and processes.
- The candidate will plan and carry out laboratory experiments and assays associated with the development of novel cell culture media formulations and processes.
- The Scientist II will be part of the cell culture and cell therapy team. The successful individual will directly interact with senior R&D scientists and project management to execute project work plans. The scientist will be responsible for supporting or executing these plans to meet agreed-upon deliverables and timelines. These activities will require some level of independence as well as the ability to work in a highly cooperative team.
What will you do?
- Mammalian cell culture (various cell lines including primary cells)
- Gene delivery and cell engineering applications in several cell types
- Cell analysis including standard cell viability assays and flow cytometry
- Work on cell culture media formulations and batch records
- Design and execute experiments, and analyze results
- Participate in a strong teamwork orientation with demonstrable influence/interpersonal skills
- Maintain a detailed lab notebook and present your findings in a group setting
- Understand stringency of timelines by being tenacious, decisive, nimble, and quick.
- Designs experimental plans with guidance and executes experiments, analyzes data, generates laboratory protocols, and contributes to technical reports and product summaries
- Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of data requires an evaluation of various factors
- Troubleshoots and solves problems in the design/execution of development projects.
- Exhibits creativity in selecting approaches and techniques for obtaining solutions.
- Investigates new methods and technologies and maintains accurate lab notebooks to support the protection of intellectual property in accordance with relevant Thermo Fisher required standards.
- Maintains knowledge of principles and theories through familiarity with competing technologies and/or products and review of current scientific literature.
- Presents data internally and contributes to external publications when appropriate.
- Interacts with other internal departments (i.e., Business Development, Quality, Operations, Technical Services, and/or Marketing) in the commercialization of new products
- Performs duties independently with guidance from the manager.
- Complies with all company safety, training, and quality regulations (e.g., ISO compliance, GLP/GMP requirements, etc.) and procedure.
- May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned
How will you get here?
Education
- Masters with a minimum of 2 years experience in Cell Biology or related Life Sciences discipline.
Experience
- 3+ years of experience in mammalian cell culture. Prior experience in handling T cells will be preferred.
- 1+ year experience with genome engineering of mammalian cells.
- Working knowledge of scientific principles and proven proficiency in statistical design of experiments (DOE).
- Experience in research design and the evaluation of new techniques and procedures for manufacturing reagents, systems, products, or technologies.
- Prior industrial experience, particularly in process development and/or cell culture media formulation development.
- Understanding of chemical, biochemical and physical interactions of cell culture media and reagent components.
- Previous cell culture experience with cell lines used in protein production applications (e.g. CHO, HEK293, NS0).
- Previous experience with cell types used in cell therapy applications (e.g. T cells, MSC, ESC) or cell lines used in the production of viral vaccines (e.g. Vero, MRC-5, BHK).
- Familiarity with the operation of bench-top stirred tank bioreactors and related process development laboratory equipment as well as the scale-up of bioreactor and mixing systems.
- Experience with high-throughput cell culture technologies (e.g. ambr15)
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
- Skilled in standard molecular and cell biology techniques including flow cytometry, tissue culture, transfection, and transduction.
- Prior experience and background in automated workflows or gene therapy workflows will be a plus.
- An understanding of immunology will be a plus.
- Equally important will be the ability to work as part of a team in the laboratory (extended R&D team) as well as a broader cross-functional team (R&D, Project Management, Collaborator).
- The Scientist II works in a laboratory environment and is required to lift up to 40 lbs. As a Scientist II, you may be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties. You must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials. A Scientist II must be able to work flexible hours.
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 mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.
Apply today! http://jobs.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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