Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist 3 (Technical Writer) in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description


Prepare new documents as per ICH guidelines for Biopharmaceutical Drug Substance such as specs, Qualification plans/reports, Validation/Verification protocols/reports, and Method Transfer protocol/reports. Revises and updates standard operating procedures and test methods as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Authors, reviews qualification, validation, method transfer documents.

  • Carries out duties in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations and guidelines including FDA, EPA, and OSHA.

  • Complies with all company and site policies and procedures. Reports any non-conformances. Initiates and/or leads resolution efforts and laboratory investigations.

  • Trains junior level staff in analytical method transfer.

Job Scope:

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of cGMPs and Quality Control regulatory requirements

  • Experience with authoring documents for qualification/validation of QC assays.

  • Performs analytical and technical troubleshooting

  • Timeline driven

  • Client facing


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science related field; will consider Associate's degree with considerable more years of experience in a biopharmaceutical lab environment

  • 5+ years of experience in method validation and method qualification.

  • Prior experience authoring documents for qualification/validation of QC assays

  • Experience performing analytical and technical troubleshooting

  • Prior experience in a GMP environment highly preferred with a working knowledge of cGMPs and Quality Control regulatory requirements.

  • Working Knowledge of scientific principles for wide range of analytical techniques strongly preferred.

  • ELISA experience with large molecules is strongly preferred.

  • Routine use of MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word is essential

Equivalency :

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

Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically for prolonged periods of time; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 10-35 pound pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time.


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