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Scientist II, Manufacturing Sciences

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work. And you'll have the opportunity for continual growth and learning in a culture that empowers your development. With revenues of more than $30 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Location/Division Specific Information

Pleasanton/ LSG-GSD

How you will make an impact?

The Pleasanton manufacturing sciences group is seeking for an experienced and highly motivated Scientist to work with a team in developing manufacturing processes for DNA/RNA/modified oligonucleotides. The candidate will have a strong understanding of nucleic acid chemistry, a broad understanding of instrumentation required for manufacturing processes, strong writing skills, and the ability to collaborate efficiently as part of a cross functional team including manufacturing, R&D, Product Managers and external partners.

What will you do?

  • Work with team to investigate trends, performs statistical analysis to analyze the trends, conduct root cause analysis, provide recommendation and implement corrective action for processes.
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing department.
  • Assist practical process improvement efforts that improve the manufacturability of the product.
  • Lead multiple projects and initiatives concurrently to meet product as well as process release/transfer timelines.
  • Collaborate with departments across the organization such as suppliers, operations, logistics, QA, EHS, and R&D to resolve technical issues and support products.
  • Prepare and present written and oral reports to manager, extended R&D teams, and senior leadership.
  • Perform other responsibilities to support the needs of the department, as assigned.

How will you get here?


  • BA/BS Degree, 2+ years/ MS Degree, 1+ years of experience in oligonucleotide synthesis.


  • Proven track record to prioritize and consistently develop a smooth efficient manufacturing process.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to communicate processes, timelines and schedules clearly.
  • Strong problem solving skills required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications especially in Excel visual basic applications.
  • Must be capable of multi-tasking and being flexible to meet changing priorities.
  • Must be highly organized and have strong project management skills.
  • Maintain confidentiality of laboratory data and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Broad experience with instruments that are used for oligonucleotide manufacturing such as oligonucleotide synthesizers, HPLC, MS, Spectrophotometer, PAGE, liquid handlers.
  • Good reasoning, trouble-shooting skills and strong logical thinking ability.

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.

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.

Accessibility/Disability Access

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Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Pleasanton , Scientist II, Manufacturing Sciences, Other , Pleasanton, California

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