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R&D Scientist II, Molecular Biology

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Job Description:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Division Specific Information / Location
Genetic Science Division / Santa Clara, CA

How will you make an impact?
You will work on existing lab automation processes to improve throughput, reliability and cost as well as developing new processes on liquid handling instruments to facilitate genetic analysis using high density DNA microarrays. Your collaboration with a dedicated and creative team to provide scalable and robust assay workflow solutions will enable our customers in achieving consistent and high performing data at high sample throughput, which will speed up research discoveries and decision making for human, plant, and animal testing applications.

What will you do?
• Work in the Automation engineering team to help evaluate new equipment, instruments or technology to develop, and build integrated laboratory automation solutions for improved usability and serviceability
• Perform experiments and analyze data to characterize and optimize existing and new instruments and processes, such as liquid handling systems (Beckman, Hamilton)
• Plan and conduct verification and validation studies and write technical reports
• Write SOP’s and assist in preparation of user documentation
• Comply with company quality management systems, policies and procedures
• Additional duties/responsibilities according to business needs

How will you get here?

BS or MS degree in Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, or related technical discipline

• BS with 3+ years OR MS with 1+ years experience in the biotech field
• Experience in molecular biology laboratory techniques

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Ability to apply analytical and innovative thinking to resolve complex assignments
• Strong laboratory techniques, results-oriented and ability to multi-task
• Strong verbal communication and documentation skills
• Highly collaborative and ability to work within a diverse team
• Proficient in MS tools
• Knowledge of principles of design of experiments and statistical analysis is a plus

Relocation assistance may be provided to those that qualify.

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

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Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Santa Clara , R&D Scientist II, Molecular Biology, Other , Santa Clara, California

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