Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist III, Cell Biology in Grand Island, New York

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.

Position

We are seeking to hire a highly motivated Scientist III with hands-on experience in immunology and T cell biology. The successful candidate will join a multifunctional team and will help in the development of new cell culture products to support the commercial production of novel biologic therapeutics. The desired candidate will be proficient in immunology; demonstrate knowledge of immune cell subsets such as Th1, Th2, Treg, Th17, Th9, memory, effector and/or monocyte subsets; and understand the biomarkers used in flow cytometry to identify these populations in human specimens. Candidates must be able to independently design and conduct research in in-vitro cell culture systems. Hands-on lab experience with flow cytometric analysis of human blood/tissues and human cell based assays is preferred. The primary focus is to help to elucidate how immune cells respond to culture conditions as measured by phenotype and function.

Responsibilities:

  • Proficient in immunology and or T cell biology

  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of immunological cell subsets such as memory, effector and regulatory T, B, and/or monocyte subsets

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture is required. Experience with bioreactors and related laboratory equipment is desirable. Experience with development of cell culture media is desirable.

  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple and changing projects and priorities

  • Multi-task effectively and prioritize multiple projects with guidance

  • Demonstrated ability to formulate hypotheses and solve problems

  • Frequent technical interaction both within the company at all levels, with colleagues, members of other departments, with outside scientific collaborators through seminars and publications of research, and customers through site visits and scientific meetings

Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD with 0-1 year of experience, or Master's degree with 3+ years, or Bachelor's with 6+ years of T cell biology experience

  • Experience phenotyping of immune cells and responses by multi-parametric flow cytometric analysis

  • Experience with cell-based functional assays on immune cells (e.g. ELISpot, CTL cell killing assays, regulatory T cell assays)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise, & accurate manner

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience or training in a lab focused on cancer immunotherapy or immunology highly preferred.

  • Experienced with phenotyping of immune cells and responses by multi-parametric flow cytometric analysis and cell-based functional assays (e.g. ELISpot, CTL cell killing assays, regulatory T cell assays).

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise, & accurate manner.

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