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Scientist III - Cell Culture

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: Frederick
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title: Scientist III, Cell Culture

Requisition ID: 159760BR

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Location and Division Specifics

Frederick, MD- BioSciences

How will you make impact?

Looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to join a team of scientists engaged in the development and commercialization of advanced cell culture systems, with an emphasis on pluripotent stem cells (PSC) and differentiated cell types derived from these progenitors.

What will you do?

Key focus areas for this position will be generating application data for existing catalog pluripotent stem cell products, developing next generation cell culture tools including specialized media & supplements, ancillary reagents (eg. dissociation, cryopreservation, etc), and cell models and protocols to enable the creation of complex biological models in a straightforward and reliable way. The ideal candidate will both lead independent projects and collaborate with other teams.

Working in a team environment, candidate will design, execute and analyze experimental results with a focus on product development and adherence to project timelines. Additional duties typically include: data analysis and modeling, technical presentations and input to project team and management. Ability to identify technical bottlenecks and solve complex problems associated with key experimental and project goals is essential. Opportunities to widely contribute ideas and suggestions to improve protocols, processes and approaches are available and encouraged. Reading literature directly associated with assigned project and maintaining familiarity with state of the art approaches and competitive products is expected. Adherence with all company safety regulations and procedures is required.

How will you get here?

Successful candidate will have the ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and learn quickly. Effective communication skills and the ability to work in team environment are essential. Due to nature of projects, some weekend work will be required in order to maintain cultures and experimental or project timelines.

Education/Experience

Requires a Master's degree with 3+ relevant years or a PhD with 0+ years postdoctoral experience in Biology, Biochemistry or related life sciences discipline.

Knowledge Skills, Abilities

  • Strong background in cell and molecular biology is required
  • Aseptic mammalian cell culture is required
  • Should be able to design, execute, and analyze experiments independently
  • Proficiency in molecular biology techniques including but not limited to qPCR, Western blot, immunohistochemistry, and ELISA required.
  • Experience in mammalian stem cell culture (ESC and/or iPSC) is highly desired
  • Experience with culture optimization and process development highly desired
  • Experience in industry and/or with product development is desirable.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized, ability to maintain well documented laboratory protocols and notebooks.
  • Perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com

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.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Frederick , Scientist III - Cell Culture, Other , Frederick, Maryland

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