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Sr Manager, Algorithm Development - 126935BR

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




401k w/ 6% matching

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.


How will you make an impact?

You will be a part of the fast-growing field of Clinical Diagnostics developing algorithms for molecular diagnostics based on real-time PCR technologies. Your interaction and collaboration with a talented team of assay, reagents, software, hardware designers and manufacturing will revolutionize healthcare through high throughput diagnostic systems. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has played a pivotal role in the COVID-19 pandemic with the TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit for testing SARS-CoV-2. We continue to innovate and provide new solutions for the pandemic and we need your talent to help save lives.


What will you do?

  • Manage a team of algorithm developers by developing and expanding team skills
  • Provide leadership in career development
  • Project management by aligning skills with tasks, scheduling and prioritization
  • Clearly defining algorithm development goals and success criteria
  • Spearhead the acquisition and generation of data to support development and testing
  • Develop collaborations with academic and commercial labs
  • Develop standards and process for operations
  • Work closely with team to accomplish goals and review progress
  • Manage upwards by aligning management goals and expectations


What will your team do?

  • Develop algorithms to classify results of qPCR molecular tests
  • Develop algorithms for detection of workflow failures, sample collection failures and qPCR issues
  • Develop software and analysis pipelines for data mining large datasets
  • Develop classification algorithms and model data
  • Perform root cause analysis
  • Review and analyze customer data and results
  • Collaborate and communicate with various teams and business units

Bachelor's in Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related discipline; postgraduate degree (Masters, PhD) is highly preferred


  • 2+ years of experience in leading algorithm/software development teams in clinical diagnostics
  • 5+ years of experience as an algorithm developer
  • 3+ years of product development experience (biotechnology industry preferred)
  • Strong hands on data analytics, statistical modeling, and classifiers experience
  • Data structures and common methods in data transformation
  • Pattern recognition, predictive modeling skills, machine learning, deep learning
  • Excellent programming skills in C++, Java or Python
  • Experience utilizing Matlab


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Understanding of clinical trial design and evaluation
  • Knowledge in Molecular Biology, Clinical Diagnostics
  • Strong understanding of qPCR and amplification curve data
  • Prior experience with US-FDA 510k product development/submission, 21 CFR Part 11, and ISO 13485 is highly preferred
  • Ability to present and communicate data analysis results to non-experts
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
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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

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.

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