Careers at ThermoFisher Scientific

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The Research and Development group of the Life Sciences and Mass Spectrometry business unit is offering a unique opportunity for highly talented individuals looking to gain experience and play a role in the design and development of technology critical to supporting Thermo Fisher’s position as the leader in mass spectrometry.

Participants will take part in the Industrial Post-doc Program where they will contribute to needs-based projects while receiving exposure to the company’s core businesses, processes, technologies, and leaders. The Program is a one-year assignment. This is a premier opportunity to make a significant contribution to the World Leader in Serving Science.


  • Work with the chemistry team on system integration of complex automation platforms.
  • Write functional system specifications
  • Interface with third party device vendors to define functional integration requirements
  • Work with Mechanical Engineers and Chemists during evaluation, concept, and design phases
  • Prototype assembly and testing of liquid handlers
  • Develop procedures, required tools, and documentation for system test
  • Eager to learn mass spectrometry
  • Enjoy an intrapreneurship experience; interface with cross functional work teams such as Product Management, Product Marketing, Research & Development and Sales & Marketing.
  • Have fun, be fully engaged and promise to have a life beyond “work”

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS/PhD degree in Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering
  • Proven capability of using various analytical instruments for characterization and analysis of biomolecules.
  • Development, integration, and test of laboratory robotic systems
  • Comfortable working with engineering teams to implement integration solutions.
  • Able to evaluate various abstract system architecture options and make design recommendations.
  • Experienced in motion control engineering or specific experience with laboratory robots (coordinate systems, motion profiles, teaching, pathing, etc.)
  • Experience integrating devices using a wide range of technologies using RS-232, USB, Ethernet, etc.
  • Superior PC and Microsoft Windows skills (hardware/software configuration, networking, etc.)

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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