Thermo Fisher Scientific Staff Program Manager in Bothell, Washington

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 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.

The Staff Program Manager is part of the commercial organization supporting the Biosciences Division portfolio which includes reagents, instruments, and consumables from across the division’s six business units: Molecular Biology; Protein and Cell Analysis; Antibodies and Immunoassays; Synthetic Biology; Sample Preparation; and Cell Biology. This role will reside in Bothell, WA.

Bothell is home of the EVOS® line of fully integrated all-in-one digital inverted microscope and High Content Analysis imaging instrumentation. The site is concept-to-completion, designing, developing and manufacturing optical equipment for the life sciences market, including research and diagnostic laboratories.

How will you make an impact?

The Staff Program Manager has responsibility for leading product development projects from concept to post launch surveillance on time, within the agreed to scope and within budget for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Biosciences division. The Staff Program Manager uses best practice project management tools to lead cross functional teams focused on product and process development, manufacturing platform improvements, and /or capacity expansions while maintaining compliance with all appropriate processes, systems and procedures.

What will you do?

  • Responsible for all aspects of product development from Concept, to Product Launch and completing with Project Closure.

  • Act as project champion and project “general manager”; manage team to execute all project deliverables; lead cross-functional core team.

  • Coordinate, synchronize and manage overall project schedule. Accountable for execution on project timelines.

  • Manage project budget; track actual versus plan and resolve issues as they arise.

  • Review team progress against requirements and plans; resolve deviations.

  • Assist Core Team Members in resolving extended team and functional issues

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Life Sciences discipline, Graduate degree is preferred


  • 4 or more years of combined product development and project management experience with a preference for instrument and software experience

  • Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office suite

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time with cross-site stakeholders

  • Outstanding organizational, planning, process development, communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to self-manage and motivate

  • Astute attention to detail and accuracy

  • PMP certification preferred

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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.

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