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Scientist II- Molecular Biology

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Title: R&D Molecular Biologist, Scientist II 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 Pleasanton, CA - Genetic Science Division How will you make an impact? Thermo Fisher is at the forefront of the global response to COVID-19. We are working with governments, agencies, industry partners and researchers globally to ensure priority access to instruments, consumables, safety supplies and other products to address the outbreak. This key role will play a valuable part in our efforts. Do you have a passion for innovative ideas and groundbreaking discoveries? Now is an exciting time to join our Genetic Sciences business. With over $1 billion invested annually in R&D, at Thermo Fisher Scientific you'll help solve some of the world's toughest challenges. We empower our teams to put science into meaningful action and give our R&D colleagues the autonomy, resources and tools they need to take science a step beyond. ‚Äč What will you do? * The Genetic Sequencing Division is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Development Scientist to work on a team developing qPCR based microbial detection applications for regulated markets. The candidate will have strong experimental skills, a broad understanding of molecular biology and/or biotechnology, and an understanding of regulated product development (CE-IVD or US IVD). The ability to collaborate effectively as part of a cross functional team including R&D, Software, Product Managers, Manufacturing and external partners is essential. * Execute Research and Development activities through all phases of product development. * Perform clinical sample extraction, qPCR assay and experiment optimization, experiments in molecular biology laboratories (including a BSL2 lab), including operation of liquid handling systems, on a regular basis. * Optimize product and process using statistical tools (DOE, MSA, etc.) * Develop testing protocols, prepare project reports, and present study designs and results in PowerPoint to the project team. * Interact cross functionally. Transfer new qPCR product and process to Manufacturing. * Support On-Market product and manufacturing troubleshooting with strong "customer-first" mind set. * Follow regulatory compliance in ISO 9001 and 13485. * Adapt to fast-paced environment and project priority shift effectively and efficiently. How will you get here? Education * BS Degree, 2+ years of industry experience; Experience * Strong skills in molecular biology (including DNA, RNA and protein handling, PCR, qPCR, quantification methods) * Regulatory and Manufacturing Experience in IVD product development, clinical genetic testing, or core laboratory facility preferred. * Experience with methods for extraction of DNA and RNA from microbes and viruses (manual and automated sample prep methods). Candidate must have a general understanding of microbiology. Knowledge Skills and Abilities * Must be tolerant to change, ready to take on new challenges and open to learning new skills * Knowledge of basic data analysis and interpretation (proficient in Microsoft Office) * Ability to follow molecular biology protocols and strictly adhere to all steps At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission--enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today! 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. *EVRD2020 *GTSDouble

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