Staff Scientist - Cell Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Carlsbad, California, US
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of more than $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.
*Location/Division Specific Information*
US - Carlsbad, CA/Biosciences
*How will you make an impact?*
This scientist will be working at the forefront of cell biology, developing integrated applications using a wide array of Thermo Fisher Scientific products, focused on immuno-oncology and genome engineering. This work will support three principal activities, to exemplify how to use our tools to ask broad scientific questions, to execute custom services for our customers and to participate in external collaborations. The scientist will be expected to lead projects independently and to work with junior scientists in a highly collaborative team environment. Projects may include, but not be limited to, cell engineering, immune cell potency assays, high-throughput or high-content assay development, reprogramming of immune cells to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), genomic editing of iPSCs, differentiation of iPSCs into immune cells and more. These projects may be driven by internal project design or by external collaborations.
*What will you do?*
The successful individual will directly interact with senior R&D leadership, project management and external collaborators and customers to develop workplans. The scientist will then be responsible for executing these plans to meet agreed upon deliverables and timelines and will be expected to leverage junior scientists for the execution. These activities will require a significant level of independence but may also be combined with activities of other scientists on the team.
This role will involve the following tasks:

* Molecular biology: Plasmid subcloning, RT-PCR, TaqMan® PCR, western blotting, sequencing
* Immune cell and stem cell culture (feeding, passaging, differentiation and cryopreservation)
* Genomic editing (TALEN and CRISPR based editing)
* Assay development (potency, high-throughput and high-content)
* Periodic weekend work (stem cell culture may require daily attention)
* This individual will also be expected to support and participate in senior level meetings, business reviews, etc.

* Education/experience
* Requires a PhD degree in the life sciences. Candidates with a bachelor's degree (10+ years experience) or a master's degree (7+ years experience) may be considered.
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