Molecular Biology Scientist III

4 days left

Employer
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location
Austin County, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 05, 2021
Closes
Jun 17, 2021
Ref
2214477529
Discipline
Biology
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 Specific Information:
- Austin, TX.
- Specialty Diagnostics Group
How will you make an impact?
We are seeking a talented and highly motivated candidate to join our Research and Development team. This position offers the opportunity to contribute to product creation and development utilizing Ion Torrent sequencing technology, which is rapidly changing the speed and scalability of sequencing for research and clinical science. ?The successful candidate will join our Clinical Sequencing R&D laboratories. The candidate will focus on QC method development and transfer to manufacture. In addition the candidate will participate in analytical validation experiments for IVD NGS assays. This position entails working with teams of experienced scientists and interaction with manufacturing, operations, quality and regulatory teams in both a research and clinical setting on new product development teams. Familiarity with lab protocols, laboratory equipment and supplies, the ability to multi-task, efficient time management, meticulous documentation and strong communication skills are important aspects of this role. The team is passionate about developing novel targeted sequencing solutions to improve oncology research and positively impact precision medicine initiatives worldwide.
What will you do?
- Performs QC method development
- Performs QC method validation/transfer to manufacturing
- Participate in in IVD assay development for a NGS assay
- Write SOPs, plans and reports for design control activities
- Needs to be self-motivated, capable of multi-tasking and able to ensure focused and timely execution of projects
- The candidate must understand basic molecular biology techniques: qPCR and multiplex PCR, DNA and RNA isolation and characterization
- The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team and enthusiastically help others on the team achieve their goals on time
- May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned
- A strong work ethic to generate high quality data under tight deadlines in a fast-pace environment, collaborative and proactive attitude a must
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effective with team members across different functions and geographies
How will you get there?
Education/Experience:
- Degree in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, or related degree
- MS + 3 years relevant experience
- BS + 6 years relevant experience
- Experience working on RUO/IVD assay development
- Experience with developing and validating manufacturing QC methods
- A comprehensive background in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field
- Experience writing and implementing quality focused procedures in a life sciences laboratory
- Experience working in a regulated environment is a plus
- Experience with CE-IVD certification is a plus.
- Excellent organizational, record keeping and communication skills
- Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions
- Demonstrates a sense of urgency, optimism and a 'can do' attitude
- Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo
- Greets challenge and change as opportunity
- Collaborates effectively with others
- Experience in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a plus
Working Conditions:
- Works in a laboratory environment
- Is required to lift up to 40 lbs
- May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties
- Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials
- Must be able to work flexible shifts
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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