Thermo Fisher Scientific R&D/Mfg Scientist III in Greenville, North Carolina

Job Description


Investigates, creates, and validates new scientific methodologies used to control raw materials, production intermediates, and final products on a diverse scope of projects. May be involved in pre-clinical, clinical, and/or post-marketing stages of drug development. Works on technical/scientific project activities to execute strategies and technical solutions that meet client needs and expectations. Participates in technical discussions with clients. Engages in creation of processes and equipment design for clinical, scale up, and/or registration batches, including technology transfer of projects to and from clients. Evaluates and contributes to the design of manufacturing processes and supports problem solving as necessary with independent judgement. Typically works in a specific scientific area, such as analytical development, cell culture, purification, process validation, formulations, and/or manufacturing technical support. Makes decisions that require choosing between multiple options or may develop new options to resolve moderately complex problems. This is typically the hiring level for a PhD with no related experience.

Essential Functions:

Contributes to development of pieces of scientific strategy. Contributes to development of realistic proposals and timelines. Participates in and may lead relevant meetings/teleconferences with clients. Develops methods and processes that meet or exceed the expectations from clients and provide innovation as necessary. Researches industry practices and processes and applies to innovative development internally and for client products. Presents research internally and to clients. Leads projects with minimal supervision; may lead projects, including managing project timelines and deliverables. Contributes to creation of new methodologies and processes. Analyzes problems related to the conduct of experiments. Liaises with internal scientific, analytical, and laboratory functional areas to meet project and team objectives. Performs all duties in strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices and Safety guidelines. Maintains the necessary compliance status required by company and facility standards.


Bachelor’s of Science in Chemisrtry, Biochemistry, Biology, or related physical science.


Typically requires 5 years of scientific experience, including 3 years in a related life sciences field. If related Master's degree, typically requires 3 years of related experience. If related PhD, typically requires no experience.

Equivalency :

Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


Deep knowledge of varied aspects or a specialized aspect of a discipline. Good knowledge of scientific methodology as related to the pharmaceutical industry. Good knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Excellent critical and logical thinking skills. Effective written, interpersonal, and presentation skills, including managing technical discussions with internal and external clients. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to develop knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical processes, equipment, instrumentation, and procedures. Ability to develop technical solutions.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand and walk; ability to lift and/or carry light objects of up to 25 lbs. for brief periods.

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