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Scientist II, Molecular Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Job Location
180 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
Competitive base salary based upon background, experience & education

Comprehensive benefits & bonus package

Job Description

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/Division Specific Information
South San Francisco | Clinical Next Generation Sequencing

How will you make an impact?
As part of an innovative Product Development team, you will contribute to new product initiatives for Ion Torrent DNA sequencing technology. This technology is rapidly changing the speed and scalability of DNA sequencing for research and clinical science.

What will you do?
• Work within a team of scientists to perform integration, verification, and validation testing of new products (instruments, consumables, software) to support Ion Torrent product development
• Apply molecular biology laboratory skills for the proper execution of Ion Torrent DNA sequencing, collect and analyze data, and present results
• Execute experiments, perform statistical analysis, interpret results, and meticulously document and communicate are important aspects of this role


How will you get here?
B.S. in Molecular Biology, Chemistry or similar scientific discipline

• 3+ years of experience in molecular biology industry; experience in DNA sequencing is desired
• Hands on experience in nucleic acid analysis including PCR amplification and purification
• Experience in optimization of reagents and protocols
• Strong proficiency in statistical analysis of data sets
• Prior experience in presenting scientific data

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Excellent organizational, record keeping and communication skills
• Strong work ethic to generate high quality data in a fast-paced, collaborative environment is necessary
• Ability to work independently and in coordination with a team of scientists
• Exude critical thinking skills, confidence, drive for achievement, and enthusiasm for the success the team

This position has not been approved for relocation assistance.

How to Apply
About Our Organization

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

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