Staff Scientist, Molecular Biology

Employer
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location
Pleasanton, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 12, 2021
Closes
Jun 26, 2021
Ref
2246749709
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Staff Scientist, Molecular Biology
Requisition ID: 163399BR
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.
BioProduction Division: Pharma Analytics R&D
Pleasanton, CA
How will you make an impact?
You will be an active member of the R&D team with the ability to contribute to multiple R&D projects simultaneously. This is a hands-on scientist role with mentoring responsibilities leading from the bench. This individual must be a self-starter and be highly motivated. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in launching products and ability to drive technical projects forward for NPI, and sustaining projects. You will provide subject matter expertise and mentor junior scientists. You possess knowledge of design control to ensure that products, processes, and/or procedures are rapidly developed, meeting customer expectations and high quality standards. You will execute experiments systematically and maintain documentation include data traceability such that quality products can be made in accordance with the agreed timelines. You will actively contribute to feasibility, optimization, development and V&V activities in an R&D environment launching products with a purpose to grow our business. This role may collaborate with product transfer scientists across sites and also work with external collaborators.
What will you do?
- Play an active role in executing experiments to drive NPI and sustaining projects.
- Using knowledge of design control, this individual will contribute to PCP deliverables at various checkpoints, SOPs, Risk assessment and traceability matrix.
- Maintain regular communication and participate in core teams and work closely with product transfer, Manufacturing, quality, product management and program management.
- Foster innovative ideas and embrace the culture of 'developing products with a purpose'.
- Anticipate key raw material sourcing requirements, considering lead times that may impact project timelines.
- Work with a sense of urgency and manage risks when planning experiments.
- Mentor junior scientists.
How will you get here?
Education
Ph.D. in life sciences with 3-5+ years of relevant post-graduate experience, or a MS with 6+ years, Postdoctoral and/or prior industry experience is preferred.
Experience
- Broad-based knowledge of qPCR, NGS, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry/Bioanalytical methods.
- Experience in product development, data-analysis, design of experiments or analytical development/testing techniques is required.
- Experience using data analysis tools, as well as MS Office/Project packages
- Skilled in communication with multi-disciplinary teams
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Self-starter, mature, independent, and dependable. Must be data-driven and results oriented, and exhibit ability to work in a fast-paced environment, able to multi-task
- Must possess ability to analyze data and present them in a format that drives the progress of the project maintaining the highest product quality in mind.
- Must take active interest in problem-solving
- Effective in time management and prioritization skills with attention to detail
- High degree of interpersonal and organizational skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at different sites
- Prior experience in mentoring junior scientists is a plus.
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 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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