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Senior Manager, Clinical Infrastructure and Lab Operations

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

Our health and wellness program is designed to provide competitive, flexible programs our colleagues and their families can count on. For example, for U.S. colleagues we offer:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan
  • A wellness program, and valuable health incentive opportunities
  • Tax-advantaged savings and spending accounts, commuter benefits, optional group legal coverage and opportunities for company Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions
  • Company-paid disability, accident, life insurance and employee assistance programs, with options to purchase additional coverage at group coverage rates to further support and protect their families
  • Discounts for a leading weight loss and weight management provider
  • Access to our proprietary, company-paid cancer care program that offers personalized support and direct lines of communication to Thermo Fisher experts in cancer genetics and genomics. Every journey is unique, but services may include genetic counseling and access to cutting-edge tests not typically covered by most companies’ health insurance plans.
  • A company-paid second opinion service that connects U.S. colleagues with leading doctors for expert opinions on their health status — all without leaving home.

We invest in our colleagues’ financial health, helping them grow and protect their savings, plan for tomorrow and share in the success of the organization they are helping to shape.

  • We deliver comprehensive rewards – including competitive base pay, for those eligible. We also provide a variety of incentive and equity programs that, by design, directly link each colleague’s contributions to the company’s overall success.
  • We offer retirement and savings programs, for example our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan that includes generous company-matching contributions of 100% of your contributions up to 6%.
  • Our employee discount program helps colleagues save on thousands of products and services, including significant discounts on our iconic Nalgene reusable water bottles and containers.
  • Our Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount. 
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, Ca.
  • Genetic Testing Solutions

How will you make an impact?
A pivotal member of the Genetic Testing Solutions Group who will work as part of a dynamic team of R&D professionals to execute on strategic IVD development projects. As Senior Manager, Clinical Infrastructure and Lab Operations, they will have administrative responsibility, organization-wide for laboratory operations including maintenance and procurement, regulatory compliance, standard operating processes, and laboratory staff development. Provides general guidance to subordinate managers and staff.

A Scientist with experience building laboratory facilities, infrastructure, and processes for research and clinical labs. They will oversee the operations and management of lab facilities by directing, planning, coordinating, and evaluating all aspects of clinical R&D lab operations across multiple R&D sites.

What will you do?

  • Build infrastructure and streamline processes
  • Lead a team defining, developing, and executing appropriate procedures to standardize and streamline laboratory operations in compliance with quality requirements.
  • Implement quality management process to meet requirements for clinical product development.
  • Work cross-functionally with R&D, Quality, Regulatory, and EH&S leaders to ensure that appropriate procedures are established and compliance is maintained to support product development.
  • Exercise influence across functional teams and engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage clinical R&D laboratory operations and oversee material and equipment procurement.
  • Manage and develop R&D lab personnel.

How will you get here?

  • A degree in the field of Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, or a related field with a minimum of 10 years relevant experience in lab operations for research, pharma, medical device or other relevant industry and a minimum of 4 years as a people manager.
  • Demonstrated success implementing and managing laboratory operations, with the ability to meet organizational objectives and scale up capabilities to meet product development challenges.
  • Experience managing facilities with BSL2 environments, including clinical sample procurement, handling, and tracking.
  • Experience working within a regulated industry with strong knowledge or experience in GLP and FDA guidelines.
  • A stellar multitasker able to deliver tasks and projects on time, keeping stakeholders informed throughout the process.
  • Ability to learn new processes quickly and adapt to changing environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to collaborate with others in a multi-disciplinary team setting, influence decision making, and build group consensus.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with PCR techniques and laboratory automation a plus.

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

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply

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OR email your resume and cover letter directly to; [email protected]

About Our Organization

Our Mission: Enabling Our Customers to Make the World Healthier, Cleaner and Safer 
It's more than just something that fills our days. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, our work has a purpose. Our work requires passion and creates meaningful outcomes. Our work matters. We're sharing our expertise and technological advancements with customers, helping them make the world a better place - whether they're discovering a cure for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. 

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, our people share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. We work together to accelerate research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, drive innovation and increase laboratory productivity. Each one of us contributes to our mission every day. 

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