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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist III Molecular Biology in San Diego, California

Scientist III, Molecular Biology – Research and Development

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Location/Division Specific Information

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Rapid Diagnostics Solutions (RDS) business is located in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA. We manufacture a rapid point-of-care, PCR-based, in vitro diagnostic assay system for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (the virus responsible for COVID-19), providing testing results within 30 min in patient care settings.

How will you make an impact?

Do you have a passion for innovative ideas and groundbreaking discoveries? As Scientist III, Molecular Biology, you will join a highly collaborative and motivated R&D team of scientists and apply your molecular biology and assay design experience to the different stages of innovative IVD assay product development.

What will you do?

  • Design complex experiments and troubleshoot problems

  • Implement molecular biology laboratory and microbiology workflows

  • Conduct verification and validation testing and support clinical studies

  • Work with BSL-2 pathogens and human specimens including, but not limited to, whole blood, urine, and respiratory specimens

  • Apply technical knowledge to develop and bring to market CLIA-waived diagnostic kits

  • Work with Supervisors and Managers across the organization to effectively obtain and allocate resources to complete programs and projects on time

  • Write and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs), manufacturing instructions, and quality control test methods

How will you get here?

  • Excellent laboratory skills

  • Excellent documentation of experimental design and resultant data

  • Be innovative and solve problems of a complex nature

  • Solid understanding of word processing, spreadsheet programs, PowerPoint, and statistical analysis

  • Be able to establish relationships both within RDS division and within the larger Thermo Fisher organization

  • Assemble and present data to the assay development team or more senior leadership with RDS

Education and Experience

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Biology or Biochemistry with a minimum of 1-year relevant industry experience

  • MS in Molecular Biology, Biology or Biochemistry with a minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience

  • BS in Molecular Biology, Biology or Biochemistry with a minimum of 7 years relevant industry experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proven experience developing PCR based assays from concept through technical transfer and commercial launch

  • Mentor and “lead by example” for R&D and assay development project team members

  • Ability to work long hours and execute under pressure with short turnaround times

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. A one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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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