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Scientist III, Materials Management - 135631BR

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Job Location
180 Oyster Point Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States




401k w/ 6% matching

Job Description

The Genetic Testing Solutions group is a team of passionate individuals who are deeply committed to making the world healthier through development of molecular assays. This role will be part of team developing products for both research and clinical applications on Thermo Fisher Scientific sample-to-answer platforms.


This is an opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to work in a fast-paced environment and develop diagnostics at the cutting edge of technology and medicine. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and management of sample test materials for new product development projects. This role will also develop robust and reliable incoming QC test methods for these materials to enable their use in critical IVD development projects. As such this position will be an integral part of advancing genetic analysis in the clinical market.


Job responsibilities include:


  • Assesses new product development project needs for clinical samples and controls, and aligns procurement efforts to meet these needs
  • Manages project samples and metadata following GLP
  • Manages robust QC method development on incoming materials
  • Participates in IVD development, from proof of concept to validation, regulatory submission and launch
  • This is a hands on bench scientist position
  • Actively participates as a member of cross-functional product development teams
  • Performs high quality science and data-driven decision making, with a foundation in statistical analysis, DOE, and six sigma methods
  • Ensures documentation meets all applicable standards
  • Drives continuous process improvement; provides innovative solutions to streamlining processes
  • Ensures projects meet timelines; identifies and removes roadblocks to team success
  • PhD or higher in Molecular Biology / Genetics / Biochemistry / Bioengineering and minimum 1 year experience in biotech
  • Is extremely organized and driven to complete projects efficiently.
  • qPCR assay experience
  • Experience working in a regulated environment OR demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Expertise in Process Capability / Six Sigma using JMP analysis
  • Demonstrates passion for problem solving and outside-the-box thinking
  • Strong written communication and verbal presentation skills are essential
  • Must be highly collaborative; enjoys working in a diverse team and contributes to a positive work environment
  • Self-motivated, independent, proactive, organized, diligent, and very nimble
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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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