Scientist II -Cell Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Carlsbad, California, US
Jul 23, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
*Scientist II, Cell Biology*

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 real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

*How will you make an impact?*
We are seeking a creative and motivated Scientist II to join our rapidly growing genome engineering team. The candidate will be responsible for developing new products and will work closely with cross-functional teams including Bioinformatics, Marketing, Technical Service and/or Operations.

*What will you do? *
Successful candidates will have a strong cell biology experience with a background in genome editing applications including hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture, handling large cloning projects, and functional protein activity screens. The candidate will work independently in a fast-paced environment with very supportive teammates.

* Work with the team to design experimental plans, analyze experimental data, generate laboratory protocols, and write technical reports, quantitative analyses, and product summaries
* Troubleshoots and solves difficult problems in the design/execution of development projects
* Investigates, creates, and incorporates new methods and technologies to improve the effectiveness of development workflows
* Maintains accurate lab notebook to support protection of intellectual property in accordance with relevant Thermo Fisher required standards
* Complies with all company safety, training, and quality regulations
This role will involve the following tasks:

* Molecular biology
* Plasmid subcloning, DNA preparations, sequencing, in vitro transcription of RNA, PCR
* RNA purification
* Generation of genome engineering tools

* Protein expression, purification
* Mammalian cell culture (Culture of many cell types)
* Genomic editing (TALEN and CRISPR based editing)

*How will you get here?*
Bachelor's degree with 2 plus years of experience in Molecular and Cell biology.

* 1+ years of cloning experience (standard cloning, PCR, mutagenesis, sequencing).
* 1+ years of mammalian cell culture experience.
* Protein expression, purification experience preferred.
* 1+ years of industry experience preferred.
* Experience with genome editing (CRISPR, etc) is a plus.
*Knowledge, Skills, Abilities*

* Have a positive attitude, with the ability to learn new techniques quickly
* Team player, able to work effectively with others
* Demonstrated ability to generate reliable and repeatable data
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Self motivated, goal-oriented
* Maintain a detailed lab notebook and present your findings in a group setting