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When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

The Lab Technician is in support of R&D, Pharma, and clinical testing. The Lab Technician will prepare samples for downstream Next Generation Sequencing testing with CLS oversight. The Lab Technician will also support the lab by maintaining lab space.


  • Performs routine laboratory sample prep involving sample receiving and processing.
  • Maintains laboratory by cleaning and sterilizing equipment, keeping inventory, and ordering lab supplies.
  • Ensures instruments and equipment in the lab are functioning properly and maintained on a routine preventative maintenance schedule
  • Participates in proficiency testing
  • Utilizes good documentation practices (GDPs) and follows laboratory quality control and quality assurance policies
  • Complies with Life Technologies Clinical Services Lab safety policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • A BS/BA degree in a science discipline
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a clinical or research laboratory environment.


  • Use of computer systems for data entry, retrieval, and analyses involving word processing programs, spreadsheets containing data analyses, and complex computer driven instrumentation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve highly complex analyses
  • Strong understanding of good laboratory practices and regulatory compliance

Working Conditions

  • May handle highly infectious agents and hazardous chemicals.
  • Sit or stand for long periods of time while using equipment and specimen handling and/or for computer work.
  • Bend or twist to reach into lower cabinets and drawers and squat or kneel to remove or store supplies stored on lower shelves.
  • Stretch or over-the-head arm movements to reach into high cabinets and shelves to remove or store supplies.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Visual requirements to distinguish colors for analysis; and auditory requirements to hear timers on equipment.
  • Fine hand manipulation is required to operate equipment, manipulate and pipette specimens.
  • Working hours are normally nine to five. Longer hours can be worked, although there is usually some flexibility in start and finish times. (Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay. Exempt employees are not.)
  • Work is mainly laboratory-based with some time spent in the office writing up experiments, validation documents, and standard operating procedures
All of our employees share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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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