Careers at ThermoFisher Scientific


My work is a Story of Potential


My Research & Development Story

“I am an R&D Scientist leading a team that develops tools and technologies for stem cell based innovations. My team has the ability to create stem cells from adult tissue—a revolutionary “reprogramming” technology that can be used to create patient-specific stem cells for drug screening and discovery, for cell therapy and for stem-cell replacement applications. I love chasing big dreams and working with dedicated and talented people who influence the path of science and inspire the next generation of scientists.”

Uma, Scientist

Uma's Story

“I am responsible for the Life Science Mass Spectrometry (LSMS) instrument development at our Bremen site. In this role, I lead a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team of R&D scientists, instrument software developers and project managers. I work closely with stakeholders in other groups such as marketing, engineering, manufacturing, sourcing, quality assurance, product support and field service. Our key task is the development of high-end mass spectrometer instruments. In recent years, the Bremen LSMS team has focused on the development of two benchtop mass spectrometer instruments, the Thermo Scientific Exactive Plus and Q Exactive. These devices support our customers within proteomics, clinical research, forensic toxicology, pharmaceutical, biotech, food safety and environmental market segments.”

Andreas, Research & Development

Andreas' Story

“I work in chemistry research and development with Thermo Fisher Scientific. I develop materials and methods for protein separations using liquid chromatography with applications in top-down proteomics and biopharmaceutical development. Mass spectrometry analysis (MS) of proteins is of significant importance to biopharmaceutical development, cancer research, and basic biology. The separation of mixtures, sometimes 1000’s of species, into their individual components simplifies MS analysis allowing scientists to more accurately identify and characterize individual proteins. The columns I have developed during my tenure help make this task possible, advancing the customer’s understanding of their application and thus enabling them to make new discoveries or create new products. The products and methods co-workers and I develop are used to enhance the fields of medicine and the human proteome. This enables the advancement of healthcare through the development of safer and more effective medicines.”

Shane, Research & Development

Shane's Story

“I am an R&D Scientist responsible for developing AmpliSeq DNA panels that will enable researchers to selectively sequencing genomic targets for genetic studies and diagnostics. The platform we develop transformed genetic researches for cancer and other genetic disorders. Our customers are researchers from national research centers, medical laboratories and academic labs in universities. We closely work with them in understanding their needs and goals and develop high quality panels to drive their researches. Our teams work would directly contribute to Thermo Fisher Scientific to lead in serving research, life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets and ultimately improve human health. The work we do enables researchers to discover novel mutations that can cause diseases like cancer and enable laboratories to test patient sample and identify the cause quickly. This in turn can help with personalized medicine and treatment.”

Mani, Bioinformatics

Mani's Story

“As a “Flex Team” Scientist, I brainstorm, test, and implement continuous improvement ideas on every process I am involved in. My job is essentially to change the processes I am working on to achieve some gain for our company (cycle time reduction, raw material savings, etc.). Any change I make can impact the customer and the products they are developing. It is absolutely necessary to perform an in-depth analysis of the before and after to ensure the process change did not affect final product quality. Ideally, customers would not notice any difference in the product after my process improvement has been implemented. It is my job to ensure this is the case, every time. Many of the projects I work on result in reduction in raw materials usage and/or waste produced. It reduces the size of the carbon footprint for the raw materials they use. If we use less chemicals and product less waste, our product can help move our customers towards this goal.”

Joseph, Scientist

Joseph's Story

Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $24 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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