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Scientist III, Analytical Chemist

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Job Location
6055 Sunol Blvd
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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
Pleasanton, CA / Genetic Sciences Division

How will you make an impact?
Our Organic and Oligo Chemistry team designs and synthesizes reagents for our Genetic Sciences Division. With your in-depth knowledge in HPLC, MS, and extensive experience in developing HPLC and MS methods, you will help develop oligo microarray synthesis, quality control and testing for new product development and launch. You will also be involved with multi-disciplinary project collaborating with cross functional teams.

What will you do?
• Develop UPLC, LCMS, or other analytical methods for use in R&D and for transfer to Process Development, or manufacturing Quality Control
• Characterization, purification, analysis and quality control of oligonucleotides with HPLC, LC-MS, Fluorimeter, UV-VIS spectrometer, or other
• Write reports, present data, and interact with scientists from other R&D groups, Development, and Manufacturing
• Interact with multi-disciplinary teams across multiple sites in multiple time zones


How will you get here?
Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry or related scientific discipline

• Hands-on experience with operation of Orbitrap, FT-ICR, or QTOF mass spectrometers; experience with Thermo Fisher instrumentation preferred
• Strong background in UPLC and LCMS method development for small molecules or oligo nucleotides including impurity identification and/or quantitation
• Hands-on experience with operation and maintenance of UPLC, LC-MS and UV-VIS spectrometers.
• Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving capabilities using analytical tools
• Writing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and technical report

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Ability to work both independently and in a team
• Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
• Strong problem-solving skills and proven track record of creative thinking and consistent delivery of excellent results as demonstrated by publication/presentation records

How to Apply
About Our Organization

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