Scientist III, Microarray

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Job Location
Santa Clara, CA
Job Description

This is a hands on bench scientist position with a focus on assay development for gene expression-based microarray products.


  • Initiate, plan and execute scientific research with emphasis on the use of high density DNA microarrays for studying genome wide gene expression
  • Conduct experiments and/or evaluate specific products for development of automated liquid handling methods in support of microarray-based assays
  • Conceptualize new product ideas and conduct feasibility studies and research to prove product concepts
  • Deliver high quality results according to project schedule in support of product commercialization during early feasibility, development and system validation phases
  • Write product requirements and product specifications for new product introductions
  • Develop QC methods to support new product transfer to manufacturing
  • Provide advanced technical support for launched products

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants should have a BS in biological sciences with a minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience. Experience can be derived from internships or positions held post-graduation.
  • Strong laboratory skills are required including PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis and use of automated liquid handling instruments
  • Experience with common methods for extracting nucleic acid from a variety of sample types
  • Ability to properly document experiments and data and analyze and interpret assay results
  • Willingness to learn new techniques independently or with training
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and independently
  • Willingness to be highly creative, flexible, and adaptable in a complex, matrixed environment.
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing needs caused by time, budget, or other constraints.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Clear commitment to working effectively as a team
  • Experience with DNA microarrays is a plus

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