Scientist III, Cell Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Eugene, Oregon, US
Jul 03, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Title: Scientist III, Cell Biology
Requisition ID: 166450BR
When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work. Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you'll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you. Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team and help us make significant contributions to the world.
Location/Division Specific Information
Eugene, Oregon/Biosciences Division
How will you make an impact?
As part of the biology R & D team you will be at the forefront of protein and cell analysis, developing, fabricating and testing fluorescent reagents for single cell analysis using high-dimensional flow cytometry and microscopy. The scientist in this role will work in a cross-functional team to drive technical innovations by creating reagents aimed at pushing the boundaries of multi-dimensional, single cell immunophenotyping via spectral flow cytometry.
What will you do?
- Develop, characterize, and validate new fluorescent reagents for high-dimensional flow cytometry.
- Oversee product development activities or in some cases, the complete product development workflow.
- Serve as the technical lead or as one of several biologists on cross-functional teams.
- Interpret data, present results to broader audience, and highlight take-aways and risks.
- Identify and communicate opportunities for optimization of standard operating procedures.
- Directly interact with senior R&D leadership, product management, and project management to develop and execute project plans that support product development initiatives.
- Provide a significant level of independence and strong teamwork.
- Manage multiple experiments concurrently to meet product release timelines.
- Generate ideas for new product concepts based on understanding of customer needs.
How will you get here?
- MS/PhD in immunology, biology, biochemistry or related field with 3 years relevant experience.
- BS with 5 years' relevant experience.
- Minimum 5 years experience in immunology, biology, molecular biology or equivalent.
- Minimum 3 years experience staining, acquiring and analyzing cells in flow cytometry.
- Experience in industrial setting preferred.
- Experience in fluorescence microscopy preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Strong background in flow cytometry including performing functional assays, immunophenotyping, designing and implementing multiplex panels, and spectral flow cytometry.
- Understanding of cytometry data analysis techniques (e.g. population gating, compensation, etc.).
- Proficiency with flow cytometry analysis software (e.g. FlowJo).
- Ability to process tissue and isolate cells, particularly human PBMCs and mouse splenocytes.
- Experience preparing and culturing human and mouse primary immune cells.
- Hands-on experience with both intracellular and extracellular multi-color staining.
- Experience in authoring and optimizing standard operating procedures with a focus on reproducibility.
- Aptitude for identifying deviations from expected outcomes, troubleshooting those deviations, and suggesting alternatives.
- Excellent written and verbal presentation skills.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work alongside colleagues from different backgrounds.
- Ability to succeed with a moderate level of supervision and guidance.
- Strongly preferred: working knowledge of fluorescence microscopy, fluorescence detection technologies, cell-based assay development or 3D model systems.
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 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.
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