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When you are part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will do important work, and you will be valued and recognized for your performance. With talented managers and inspiring coworkers to support you, you will find the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Job Summary:
The Scientist I, Formulations completes production and quality analysis of reagents, components and finished products in accordance with SOPs, work instructions and the Production Schedule to ensure timely availability of cost-effective products of high quality.

Job Responsibilities:
This position largely interacts with equivalent levels of personnel in the manufacturing area. Good oral and written communication skills are required to routinely manufacture saleable products, identify problems and implement solutions in a team environment. Effectiveness in this role requires a functional knowledge of Thermo Fisher manufacturing process and Standard Operating Procedures, great attention to detail and the ability to see opportunities for improved effectiveness. The job encounters work situations of moderate scope and complexity and identifiable factors. Works on problems where analysis of situation or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Incumbent exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine action. The incumbent normally receives general instructions on routine work and detailed instruction on new assignments. 85-95% of time spent on work order processing of bulk formulation, filling, capping and labeling.
May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS (or AS + relevant experience) in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or other related life science discipline.
  • Knowledge and understanding of cGMP and ISO guidelines in a laboratory environment.
  • Experience with collecting optical density measurements.
  • Experience with precise formulation of bulk reagents.
  • Experience with filling, capping and labeling using precision liquid handling tools and processes.
  • Experience in manufacturing diagnostic products for research and regulated markets.
  • Experience in completing documentation (GDP) and data collection in a GMP laboratory.
  • Ability to follow established procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work on tasks of moderate complexity, both independently as well as in team-based environments under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency in the use of basic laboratory techniques, equipment and materials required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Participates in practical process improvement initiatives.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • +1 year experience in a life science/biotechnology discipline.

Working Conditions:
Works in both a lab environment and manufacturing facility with specialized equipment. Employees will be required to operate automated and semi-automated equipment. May on a continuous basis walk, bend and lift up to 40 lbs. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Will be required to enter 2-8C and -20C storage walk in units to obtain and store manufacturing materials. May intermittently sit at desk for a long period of time to answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 55,000 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.

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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