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

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.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a creative, motivated, scientist to join our Molecular Biology R&D team to drive the development of innovative exome sequencing products.

Major Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, execute and analyze experiments to develop innovative exome sequencing product(s) for the Illumina platform to include traditional exomes, and other targets of interest.

  • Apply publically available bioinformatics tools and pipelines for data analysis and interface with the bioinformatics team for custom analysis, to drive product development.

  • Performs experiments with minimal guidance and prepares a summary for presentation to the team.

  • Research and demonstrate the feasibility of new target enrichment methodologies, maintaining a high level of expertise in this area to provide expert support to the broader scientific team.

  • Collaborates with teammates and other internal functions (marketing, program management, product management) to drive development, implement new product opportunities, prioritize projects and execute within timelines.

  • Participates in laboratory and company improvement projects.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of BS and 6 yrs of experience, MS and 4 yrs of experience or Ph.D. with 2 yrs of experience in molecular biology, biochemistry or related field.

  • Experience with exome sequencing, target enrichments methodologies, and Illumina NGS platforms.

  • Experience with multiplex PCR (100s of targets - primer design and optimization) and amplicon based NGS library prep/target enrichment.

  • Experience with bioinformatics tools and pipelines for exome data analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve difficult problems.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise and accurate manner.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Must be organized and keep clear records of experiments and data.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, highly collaborative within a multi-discipline team and contribute to a supportive and positive work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry experience developing exome sequencing product(s) and target enrichment methodologies.

  • Bioinformatics Data analysis skills with a proven track record in the interpretation of next-generation sequencing data.

  • Bioinformatics tools for target enrichment design.

This position is not approved for relocation benefits.

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