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Thermo Fisher Scientific Engineer/Scientist I, QC in South San Francisco, California

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.

Location/Division Specific Information

South San Francisco, CA

Genetic Sciences Division

How will you make an impact?

As part of the Ion Torrent division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will work with cutting edge next generation sequencing technology to help customers to diagnose and find cures for cancer, Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis or making sure our food is safe.

What will you do?

  • Conduct functional QC of Ion Reagents Kits and sensors.

  • Summarize data to provide assessment of product performance.

  • Maintain accurate QC batch records and files according to quality standards (e.g. ISO compliance, GLP/GMP requirements).

  • Generate nonconformance report of product failure and notify appropriate parties. Participate in team meetings to troubleshoot product performance and/or process issue, as needed.

  • Plan and execute troubleshooting experiments to identify the root cause of out-of-specification (OOS) laboratory results and conduct corrective action per protocols.

  • Help in developing Work Instruction to implement the new methods.

  • Maintain equipment calibration schedule; generate and maintain training records for new and current QC operators.

How will you get here?


  • BS or higher in Chemistry, Biology, Biotech or related fields required.


  • Experience working in a chemistry, biology, or equivalent lab.

  • Knowledge in lab protocols and laboratory equipment and supplies.

  • Must be able to work independently as well as work with a diverse team.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to prioritize assignments and to manage multiple projects in a time-sensitive manner.

  • Proficient with Excel and other data analysis tools.

  • Detail oriented, quality focused and self-motivated.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff members.

  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 80,000 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.