Senior Staff Scientist Purification R&D

Thermo Fisher Scienitifc
Job Location
Wiggins Ave
Bedford, MA 01730

Robust benefit package that includes; competitive medical, dental, vision, PTO + 10 paid holidays, life insurance, long and short term disability insurance and a dollar for dollar matching 401k plan up to 6% of base salary.   Plus other perks like discounts on home/car insurance, legal plans, Teladoc, commuter stipend, retail discounts and much more!  But the best benefit is career growth opportunities with the industry leader!

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

How will you make an impact?
We are seeking a highly trained senior staff scientist to coordinate and lead development of novel single use tools for purification of biotherapeutics. The successful candidate will be an expert in the use of chromatographic tools for purification of biologically active molecules. Contributions from the bench will support value generation and strategic contributions will be driven by customer interaction and conference attendance.  

What will you do?

  • Leads development of novel biomolecule purification technologies by creation of new single use tools for biomolecule purification and benchmarking solutions against state of the art solutions.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert on project teams and in a matrixed fast paced environment, willingness to act, recruit and influence others without direct authority; take calculated risks, learn from set-backs to refine approaches and bring projects to completion
  • Guides research direction through collection, analysis and interpretation of results from definitive experiments.
  • Develops and owns third party collaborations as necessary for creation of novel technologies.
  • With Market Development and Technical Services teams translates customer requirements into differentiated new products and workflow solutions.
  • Highly visible work with customers, field scientists, business unit and commercial teams to identify unmet needs is expected.
  • Is the customer advocate on project teams to bring solutions from bench to pilot and biomanufacturing scales.
  • Drives outcomes to meet customer needs.
  • Works collaboratively with strong problem-solving aptitude and a desire to be an experimentalist and do “hands on” work with a sense of urgency.
  • Mentors more junior members of the team and demonstrates role model leadership.
  • Partners with other business units to drive innovation and technology collaborations.
  • Partners with the Director of R&D to identify and justify development of innovative new technology.
  • Maintains accurate documents to support IP filings and actively partners with legal colleagues to advance IP portfolios.

How will you get here? 

  • Ph.D. degree in engineering, chemistry, protein chemistry, biochemistry or biology with 7 to 10 years post graduate experience preferred.
  • Hands on understanding of biomolecule purification solutions and scale up from bench to pilot and full scale biomanufacturing.
  • Demonstrable role model leadership skills with strong written and verbal communication.
  • Feel at ease communicating regularly with technical and business teams.
  • Ability to work within a diverse, cross-functional team across multiple sites.
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% (domestic and international).
  • Demonstrates Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry experience in BioProduction
  • Expertise in the area of process engineering and/or large scale bioproduction plant 


At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

About Our Organization

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

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