Scientist II - Cell/Molecular Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Buffalo, New York, US
Aug 02, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Title: Scientist II - Cell/Molecular Biology
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 in excess of $30 billion and an investment of over $1 billion per year in R&D, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. If you share in our values and if you're looking for an employer who is strongly committed to developing talent and rewarding achievement, come grow with us at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
We are seeking a highly creative scientist with expertise in cell culture bioprocessing to take a leading role in our internal research efforts. The selected candidate will plan and conduct laboratory studies pertaining to the development of novel cell culture media formulations and processes.
Designs experimental plans, leads study execution, analyzes experimental data, generates laboratory protocols, and writes technical reports, quantitative analyses, and product summaries
- Works on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors
- Troubleshoots and solves problems in the design/execution of development projects
- Exercises practical judgment within broadly defined practices and policies and exhibits creativity and foresight in selecting approaches and techniques for obtaining solutions
- Investigates, creates, and develops new methods and technologies to improve effectiveness of development workflows
- Maintains accurate lab notebook to support protection of intellectual property in accordance with relevant Thermo Fisher required standards
- Maintains high level of professional expertise and substantial knowledge of principles and theories through familiarity with competing technologies and/or products, review of current scientific literature, and attendance at scientific seminars and meetings
- Presents data at scientific conferences (external and internal) and prepares other publications when appropriate
- Interacts closely with other internal departments (i.e., Marketing, Business Development, Quality, Operations and/or Technical Services) in the commercialization of new products
- Frequent technical interactions with outside collaborators through seminars and publications and with customers through teleconferences, site visits, and scientific meetings
- Performs duties independently with only general direction given
- Complies with all company safety, training, and quality regulations (e.g., ISO compliance, GLP/GMP requirements, etc.) and procedures
- Works in a laboratory environment, is required to lift up to 40 lbs, and may be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties
- Able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials
- Must be able to work flexible hours; travel may be required as much as 5 - 10 %
- May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned
Minimum Qualifications (must have):
- Bachelor's degree with 2 plus years of experience or Master's degree in Biochemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry or other related discipline, or equivalent knowledge and experience.
- Expertise in the methods and techniques of small-scale mammalian cell culture
- Working knowledge of scientific principles associated with bioprocessing workflows
- Demonstrated competence in data analysis, research design, troubleshooting, and the evaluation of new techniques and procedures for manufacturing reagents, systems, products or technologies
- Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise, and accurate manner
- Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate and adapt to changing project priorities
Preferred Qualifications (nice to have):
- Prior industrial experience, particularly in process development and/or cell culture media formulation development.
- Working knowledge of statistical design of experiments (DOE)
- Understanding of chemical, biochemical and physical interactions of cell culture media and reagent components
- Previous cell culture experience with cell lines used in protein production applications (e.g. CHO, HEK293, NS0)
- Prior Industrial experience in continuous bioprocess development for human biotherapeutic applications (perfusion/chemostat-based culture methods).
- Previous experience with cell lines used in the production of viral vaccines (e.g. Vero, MRC-5, BHK)
- Familiarity with the operation of bench-top stirred tank bioreactors and related process development laboratory equipment as well as the scale-up of bioreactor and mixing systems
- Experience with high-throughput cell culture technologies (e.g. ambr15)
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