When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.
Location/Division Specific Information
Sacramento, CA | Clinical Next Generation Sequencing Division
How will you make an impact?
Thermo Fisher is at the forefront of the global response to COVID-19. We are working with governments, agencies, industry partners and researchers globally to ensure priority access to instruments, consumables, safety supplies and other products to address the outbreak. This key role will play a valuable part in our efforts.
Do you have a passion for innovative ideas and groundbreaking discoveries? Now is an exciting time to join our Genetic Sciences business. With over $1 billion invested annually in R&D, at Thermo Fisher Scientific you’ll help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. We empower our teams to put science into meaningful action and give our R&D colleagues the autonomy, resources and tools they need to take science a step beyond.
What will you do?
- Performs extractions and qPCR testing to support COVID-19 testing.
- Performs routine and complex laboratory analyses involving sample receiving, processing, and result reporting
- Ensures instruments and equipment in the clinical lab are functioning properly and maintained by performing or arranging scheduled maintenance in a timely manner
- Participates in proficiency testing
- Utilizes good documentation practices (GDPs) and follows laboratory quality control and quality assurance policies
- Supervises laboratory assistants and non-licensed scientist performing COVID-19 testing.
- Complies with Life Technologies Clinical Services Lab safety policies and procedures
- Other duties as assigned
How will you get here?
- A BS/BA degree in Medical Technology or Biological Sciences from an accredited college or university.
- A current American Society Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Medical Technologist license and/or A current California state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license to perform laboratory testing
- Use of computer systems for data entry, retrieval, and analyses involving word processing programs, spreadsheets containing data analyses, and complex computer driven instrumentation
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to problem solve highly complex analyses
- Strong understanding of good laboratory practices and regulatory compliance
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- May handle highly infectious agents and hazardous chemicals.
- Sit or stand for long periods of time while using equipment and specimen handling and/or for computer work.
- Bend or twist to reach into lower cabinets and drawers and squat or kneel to remove or store supplies stored on lower shelves.
- Stretch or over-the-head arm movements to reach into high cabinets and shelves to remove or store supplies.
- Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
- Visual requirements to distinguish colors for analysis; and auditory requirements to hear timers on equipment.
- Fine hand manipulation is required to operate equipment, manipulate and pipette specimens.
- Working hours are normally nine to five. Longer hours can be worked, although there is usually some flexibility in start and finish times. (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay. Exempt employees are not.)
- Work is mainly laboratory-based with some time spent in the office writing up experiments, validation documents, and standard operating procedures