Careers at ThermoFisher Scientific

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Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

  • Direct QC testing of finished products requiring testing by cell culture, microbiological, PCR and simple automated chemistry methods. Assure compliance with site, divisional, corporate and regulatory guidelines, as applicable.
  • Provide technical expertise to aid in making decisions on finished product release. In a timely manner, work with appropriate teams to make recommendations and/or formulate action plans for investigation and disposition of materials which do not meet release specifications.
  • Serve as QC representative on cross-functional, inter-facility and product integration teams.
  • Ensure lab throughput meets business demand by effectively planning resource and equipment capacity.
  • Develop training and cross training plan of lab personnel to enable efficient lab throughput.
  • Develop and maintain a flexible organization such that fast changing manufacturing priorities can be accommodated with a minimum of disruption. Work with manufacturing on a daily basis to meet their scheduling needs and avoid product backorders.
  • Effectively manage, develop and motivate a team.
  • Assure that all lab instruments and documentation are in compliance.
  • Effectively lead projects as assigned. Plan, perform and evaluate experiments as needed.
  • Implement practical process improvements to reduce lead times and improve turn-around times for lab testing. This includes lab metric development and countermeasures (e.g. daily releases, backlog >5 days, equipment down time, COA releases …)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
B.S. or M.S. Degree in Biology, Clinical Chemistry or related science with 10 years related experience of which five (5) must have been in a proven leadership role.

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Knowledge of the diverse operations of chemical Quality Assurance and Quality Control principles, statistic and computerization.
  • In-depth knowledge of cell culture or microbiology testing and instrumentation.
  • Ability to use critical judgment in a very demanding environment to address product or process problems under immediate time constraints.
  • Ability to rapidly and effectively resolve testing and/or procedural problems.
  • Ability to review current processes and implement productivity improvements.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisor skills, including the ability to effectively motivate and develop employees and delegate work assignments.
  • Strong “people skills” to be able to deal with various personalities and levels within the organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented.

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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