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Position Summary

The Staff Scientist will design and develop new polymeric separation media for chromatographic applications, will conduct research, analysis, synthesis, and experimentation on substances, for such purposes as product and process development, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and improvement of analytical methodologies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop new polymeric separation media.
  • Optimize current technological processes.
  • Scale up current technological processes.
  • Transfer new polymer syntheses from R&D to Manufacturing.
  • Perform analytical analysis to support development efforts.
  • Responsible for sustaining engineering for Resin manufacturing.
  • Writing SOP and work instruction according to ISO 9001 requirements.
  • Responsible for all current grated resin product lines and some latex syntheses.
  • Plans, coordinates, direct programs for improvement of resin manufacturing processes.
  • Analyzes and reports the performance data on various resin production issues: productivity, quality control, specification ranges.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and instrumentation, and recommends replacement as needed.
  • Conduct exploratory research for new chromatography media with improved performance.
  • Interpret results of laboratory activities to laboratory personnel and management.

Minimum Qualifications/ Requirements
  • MS Degree, Ph.D. a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in polymer synthesis and analytical chromatography.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% annually

This position has not been approved to provide relocation assistance.


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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