Careers at ThermoFisher Scientific

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Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs chemical acquisitions activities including structure data entry and chemical information review for the Repository collection’s chemical inventory database.
  • Receives and reviews incoming compound samples shipment
  • Ensures completeness and correctness of paperwork prepared to describe and accompany chemical sample exports including accuracy of chemical structures and names.
  • Performs chemical analysis using a variety of techniques (e.g. HPLC, FT-IR, etc.)
  • Reviews physical inventory and inventory database to confirm and/or update chemical information and hazard communication data.
  • Evaluates, classifies, labels, and prepares documentation necessary for chemical disposal activities.
  • Coordinates new supplier applications
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Basic Minimum Qualifications: The qualifications listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete each essential duty.

  • Requires ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form.
  • Requires ability to prepare reports using Excel; knowledge of Windows, Word and Access.
  • Proficiency with one or more chemical structure drawing programs (e.g. ChemDraw or ACD/ChemSketch). Familiarity with chemical nomenclature standards.
  • Requires knowledge of chemical hygiene, hazard communication, general laboratory and quality assurance/control.
  • Ability to take part in minor chemical spill clean-up efforts including use of full-face respirator.
  • May need the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
  • Requires ability to role model behavior consistent with company values.
  • Requires demonstration of strong logic and problem‐solving skills.
  • Must be self‐driven; able to function and complete tasks without continual oversight and direction from Management.
  • Must have high level of integrity and reliability, as database and inventory management are key aspects of the position


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry/ Biochemistry
  • Minimum 1 year professional experience in the chemical or allied industries.

Supervisory Responsibility:


Work Schedule:

0800 - 1630 core hours.

Work Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in chemical warehouse environment with strong odor.
  • Ability to work in a cold environment with exposure to dry ice, hazardous materials, marked changes in temperature.
  • Must use personal protective equipment, engineering controls, and adhere to safety protocols.
  • Must be able to wear nitrile gloves up to 8 hours per day.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work in walk‐in freezers or refrigerators periodically for up to 2 hours per day.
  • Must be able to use a computer up to 8 hours per day.
  • Must be able to wear a full-face respirator for 2 hours at a time.

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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