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Staff Scientist, Clinical Product Development

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 Sciences Division 

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. They will be responsible for defining, designing, and executing product development activities throughout all phases of the product development lifecycle process for clinical applications. They will work closely with core team leads to manage product development and execute on key objectives. This individual will be expected to exercise influence across functional teams and engage with internal and external stakeholders. 

What will you do?

  • Serve as R&D lead for large or multiple IVD product development projects from concept through development to market, aligning test strategies with regulatory strategy and meeting customer objectives.
  • Own test method and strategy design; protocol execution; data analysis, and communication to project and business stakeholders.
  • Collaborate and provide technical guidance to extended project teams to execute on project milestones.
  • Work cross-functionally with R&D, Product Management, Quality, Regulatory, and Manufacturing to ensure that technical milestones, design transfer, customer satisfaction, and organizational goals are achieved.
  • Influence the product design by contributing innovative ideas, assessing the suitability of product design and features to meet the needs of the customer, and ensuring the quality of the product through rigorous testing.
  • Generate project documents including, test plans, protocols, and reports to meet regulatory and quality requirements per ISO13485 standards.



How will you get here?

Education/ Experience:

Qualified candidates must have: 

  • A degree in the field of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field with a minimum of 8 years experience in clinical product development for research, pharma, medical device or other relevant industry. An interdisciplinary education and/or experience is preferred to allow for a systems-level approach on projects.
  • Demonstrated success leading medium to large sized projects, with the ability to meet technical objectives and solve complex challenges for IVD product development.
  • Experience with qPCR techniques and nucleic acid extraction methods, as well as knowledge of instrumentation and genetic analysis applications.
  • Experience working within a regulated medical device industry with strong knowledge or experience in FDA submissions. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • 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.
  • Greets challenge and change as opportunity. 

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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