Thermo Fisher Scientific Engineer III, Manufacturing in South San Francisco, California

Job Description

We're looking for a passionate laboratory professional with experience in reagent development and transfer. In this dual functioning role the individual will support the Kit Development team’s objectives to develop novel, high-quality reagents and drive activities to bring new Ion Torrent products to market.

The ideal candidate is familiar with Next Generation Sequencing workflows, laboratory analytical methods, with product development, technical transfer, manufacturing and supply chain experience.

The work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to multitask and be flexible with tasks and schedules, and the ability to work independently in a team environment. This role requires full-time, on-site work at our South San Francisco location.


  • Work with R&D, Product Managers, and Manufacturing teams to drive new product introductions.

  • Assist with technical transfer activities.

  • Oversee sustaining activities for legacy products including cost saving initiatives.

  • Identify areas of opportunity, assess gaps and resolve issues

  • Independently initiate, direct and execute test plans with minimal direction or supervision.

  • Critically analyze complex data/information, interpret and present results.

  • Optimize manufacturing protocols to allow for scale.

  • Work closely with R&D teams to develop new manufacturing protocols and procedures.

  • Draft and maintain manufacturing documents.

  • Maintain strict standards of quality.

  • Maintain accurate lab notebook.

  • Execute other duties as assigned.


  • 3-5+ years of experience preferably in molecular biology, engineering, or equivalent field.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Science studies or equivalent science related discipline

  • Basic laboratory skills with reagent manufacturing experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of scientific laboratory techniques, equipment and materials.

  • Experience in the use of basic laboratory techniques, including reagent preparation desired.

  • Familiarly with ERP systems, supply chain, vendor interactions is a plus.

  • Displays positive attitude toward job and others.

  • Intermediate Excel skills.

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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.