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

Job Description

Job Title: Scientist III- Molecular Biology

Req #: 75702BR

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 $20 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

Carlsbad, CA | Clinical Next Generation Sequencing Division

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

What will you do?

  • 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 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?

Education

  • A Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or a related discipline is required. Alternately, a Masters degree with 2+ years of industry experience would be considered. Immunology or Next-generation sequencing experience is strongly preferred. Prior industrial experience is desirable.

Experience

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

  • Expertise in the methods and techniques of molecular biology

  • Broad familiarity of applications associated with RT-qPCR and next generation sequencing (NGS)

  • Background in immunology is desired

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

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

  • 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.

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.

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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.