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Job Title: Scientist, Cell Biology

Reports To: Senior Manager, China Innovation Center

Position Location: Shanghai, China

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you’ll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you. Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team, and help us make significant contributions to the world.


The candidate will plan and carry out laboratory experiments and assays associated with the development of novel cell culture media formulations and processes. The Scientist works in a laboratory environment and is required to lift up to 40 lbs. As a Scientist, you may be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties. You must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials. A Scientist must be able to work flexible hours.

  • Designs experimental plans with guidance and executes experiments, analyzes data, generates laboratory protocols, and contributes to technical reports and product summaries
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of data requires an evaluation of various factors
  • Troubleshoots and solves problems in the design/execution of development projects
  • Exhibits creativity in selecting approaches and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Investigates new methods and technologies and maintains accurate lab notebook to support protection of intellectual property in accordance with relevant Thermo Fisher required standards
  • Support local commercial events (i.e. customer visit, training, seminar, etc), provide technical support to bring business benefit to the organization
  • Maintains knowledge of principles and theories through familiarity with competing technologies and/or products and review of current scientific literature
  • Presents data internally and contributes to external publications when appropriate
  • Interacts with other internal departments (i.e., Business Development, Quality, Operations, Technical Services, and/or Marketing) in the commercialization of new products
  • Performs duties independently with guidance from manager
  • Complies with all company safety, training, and quality regulations (e.g., ISO compliance, GLP/GMP requirements, etc.) and procedures
  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 plus years of experience or Master's degree with 3 plus years experience in Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or other related discipline, or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Familiar with methods and techniques of molecular biology and small-scale mammalian cell culture
  • Demonstrated competence in data analysis
  • Basic understanding of statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems of moderate scope
  • Proven fast learner on new technology / knowledge / process
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate scientific results in a clear, concise, & accurate manner
  • Good oral and written communication skills, both in English and Mandarin
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate and manage multiple project tasks
  • Capable to carry frequent technical interaction with colleagues and members of other departments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of scientific principles and proven proficiency in statistical design of experiments (DOE)
  • Experience in research design and the evaluation of new techniques and procedures for manufacturing reagents, systems, products or technologies
  • Prior industrial experience, particularly in process development and/or cell culture media formulation development
  • Understanding of chemical, biochemical and physical interactions of cell culture media and reagent components
  • Previous cell culture experience with cell lines used in protein production applications (e.g. CHO, HEK293, NS0)
  • Previous experience with cell types used in cell therapy applications (e.g. T cells, MSC, ESC) or cell lines used in the production of viral vaccines (e.g. Vero, MRC-5, BHK)
  • Familiarity with the operation of bench-top stirred tank bioreactors and related process development laboratory equipment as well as the scale-up of bioreactor and mixing systems
  • Experience with high-throughput cell culture technologies (e.g. ambr15)
  • Experience with HPLC/UHPLC methods and instrumentation. Familiarity with Thermo brand HPLC/UHPLC system is a plus.
  • Experience with ICP/ICPMS
  • Experience with Mass Spectrometry techniques and instrumentation
  • Experience developing LC methods
  • Experience with cGMP, GLP, CLIA or other lab regulation is preferred.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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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