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Thermo Fisher Scientific Applications Scientist Life Sciences Electron Microscopy in San Diego, California

Applications Scientist Life Sciences Electron Microscopy

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do meaningful work, that makes a positive impact on a global scale! Join 90,000 colleagues who bring our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. You’ll find the resources here to achieve your career goals and help take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges. This includes protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe, and helping find cures for diseases.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, Diversity & Inclusion is vital to the future success of our organization. It is not just something we do, it is who we are. It enables our colleagues to openly share the wide range of perspectives they represent, creating an environment where differences are truly valued, authenticity is a state-of-being, and everyone feels they belong and can do their best work.

Location/Division Specific Information

You will be a part of the Applications Development team within the Life Sciences Business Unit (LSBU) of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Material and Structure Analysis Division (MSD). LSBU provides high-value Electron Microscopy workflow solutions for high resolution biological imaging, ranging from atomic resolution imaging of protein complexes to volume acquisition of cellular compartment structures.

The position is remote and based in USA (west coast, California and Oregon).

Here you find more information about: Cryo-Electron Microscopy

Meet your manager: Abhay Kotecha (https://www.linkedin.com/in/abhay-kotecha-981360149/)

How will you make an impact?

The Applications Scientist is an expert user of our products. You will be responsible for the development of extraordinary methods and protocols for cryo-EM workflows in Life Sciences, using our brand-new 100kV cryoTEM, to make Single Particle Analysis (SPA) accessible to more scientists. Providing trainings and carrying out the full workflow including sample preparation, data collection and data processing. Furthermore, you will build a network with the cryoEM community through collaborations with early and leading customers and help shape the future of cryoEM.

What will you do?

Develop and evaluate new cryoTEM applications and workflows. This will include preparing relevant samples, collecting and processing high resolution datasets for Single Particle Analysis (SPA). Work with academic and industrial collaborators/customers and beta sites for training users (on site and remotely) and help demonstrate proof of concepts with challenging samples.

And furthermore:

  • Support R&D, product development, marketing, and sales by lending applications expertise.

  • Communicate new applications results at scientific workshops, conferences and contribute to scientific publications.

  • Perform demonstrations on pre-release products.

  • Serve as a Life Science cryoEM expert.

  • Provide feedback to engineering and software development teams on system performance, new design features, new hardware qualification and advanced use-case problems for SPA data collection.

  • Deliver marketing and sales collateral to the Product Marketing group for incorporation into marketing and sales training.

How will you get here?

This position is ideal for an experienced electron microscopist with a familiarity of cryo-TEM operations, theory and technique including cryo-sample preparation, SPA data collection and processing.

Education?

PhD degree is preferred in Life Sciences, Structural Biology, CryoEM, Image processing, or X-ray crystallography. A Master's degree with equivalent experience is required.

Experience, knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience with sample preparation for cryoTEM and knowledge of data collection and processing for single particle analysis.

  • Experience interacting with new users and highly technical customers and the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to a variety of audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to systematically develop new and improved methods, protocols, troubleshooting techniques and operational optimization.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a diverse audience.

  • Ability to independently identify, define and implement solutions

  • Ability to identity opportunities (e.g. for collaborations that support product strategy)

  • Ability to own and lead projects

  • Make significant contribution to defining the framework and future direction of cryoTEM products.

  • Training: Ability to impart application specific knowledge to new users and internal partners.

  • Thrives in a dynamic team and enjoys being exposed to a constant variety of complex issues that need to be resolved.

  • Willing and able to frequently travel domestically and occasionally internationally 50-75%.

  • Able to build a customer network within academia and pharma industry.

Benefits:

  • We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus scheme, healthcare, company pension, and a range of employee benefits!

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation.

Position may require Covid-19 vaccination and/or routine testing, per client discretion. As a requirement to be onsite at Thermo Fisher Scientific this position requires vaccination status disclosure upon employment.

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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