Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist II, Molecular Biology in Carlsbad, California

Job Description

Scientist II, Molecular Biology

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.

How will you make an impact?

We are seeking a creative and motivated Scientist II to join our rapidly growing next-generation sequencing applications team. The candidate will be responsible for developing and launching new products and will work closely with cross-functional teams including Bioinformatics, Marketing, Technical Service and/or Operations.

What will you do?

Successful candidates will have a strong molecular biology experience with a background in next-gen sequencing applications including hands-on experience in library construction, clonal amplification, and reagent formulation. The candidate will work independently in a fast-paced environment with very supportive teammates.

  • Independently designs experimental plans, analyzes experimental data, generates laboratory protocols, and writes technical reports, quantitative analyses, and product summaries

  • Troubleshoots and solves difficult problems in the design/execution of development projects

  • Investigates, creates, and incorporates new methods and technologies to improve the effectiveness of development workflows

  • Maintains accurate lab notebook to support protection of intellectual property in accordance with relevant Thermo Fisher required standards

  • Presents data at scientific conferences (external and internal)

  • Interacts closely with other internal departments (i.e., Marketing, Business Development, Quality, Operations and/or Technical Services)

  • Complies with all company safety, training, and quality regulations

How will you get here?

A Master's degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or a related discipline and 2 plus years of experience is required. Alternately, a Bachelor’s degree with 4 plus years of experience is acceptable. Next-generation sequencing experience is strongly preferred. Prior industrial experience is desirable.

  • Demonstrated experience in PCR, RT-PCR, TaqMan® qPCR

  • Expertise in the methods and techniques of molecular biology

  • A broad familiarity with applications associated with RT-qPCR and next-generation sequencing (NGS)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Background in immunology is desired

  • Proven proficiency in data analysis, research design, troubleshooting, and the evaluation of new techniques and procedures for manufacturing reagents, systems, products or technologies

This position will be located in Carlsbad, CA. Relocation benefits will not be offered.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 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! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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.

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.