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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist III, Molecular Biology in South San Francisco, California

Scientist III, Molecular Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. If you have a passion for innovation and groundbreaking discoveries, then now is an exciting time to join our Genetic Sciences business. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we empower our employees and teams with the tools, resources, and autonomy needed to make impactful advancements in science and technology for today, tomorrow, and beyond.

South San Francisco, CA

Genetic Sciences Division

Without the need of standard curves, scientists are adopting digital PCR for applications demanding high precision such as rare target quantification, Copy Number Variation (CNV) analysis, and routine QA/QC testing. Thermo Fisher Scientific is building next generation digital PCR platforms to bring absolute quantification to every bench. Come join the rapidly growing franchise and impact science and lives!

How will you make an impact?

We are seeking a scientist to work with our team of engineers and molecular biologists to develop innovative solutions for genetic analysis using digital PCR. you will design and execute research activities relating to digital PCR chemistry and platform innovation, develop and optimize reagents and protocols for digital PCR applications, and collaborate with business and manufacturing teams to bring new products to market.

What will you do?

  • Independently design and perform qPCR/dPCR experiments to screen variables and optimize workflows

  • Write detailed SOPs, analyze data, and generate reports

  • Troubleshoot instrument and workflow failures

How will you get here?


  • PhD in Molecular Biology / Genetics / Biochemistry / Bioengineering or related field and 1+ years of experience in biotechnology industry or:

  • M.S. in Molecular Biology / Genetics / Biochemistry / Bioengineering or related field with 3+ years of relevant experience in biotechnology industry or:

  • B.S degree with 6+ years of relevant working experience

Key Skills :

  • Strong technical and theoretical background in molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics

  • Experience with quantitative PCR and digital PCR

  • Familiarity with nucleic acid sample preparation

  • Ability to generate new product ideas and applications for digital PCR

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to think critically

  • Proficiency in data and statistical analysis using software such as JMP

  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to prepare and communicate technical information to a wide range of audiences

  • Embrace diversity of culture and thought

Our global team of more than 90,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com .

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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.