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PPD Scientist / Senior Scientist - Flow Cytometry , Cell-Based Assay in Boston, Massachusetts

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Thermo Fisher's clinical research business is a leading global contract research organization and world leader in serving science. We are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our mission – to enable our customers to make the world healthier, safer, and cleaner.

Within our Analytical Services team, we have a functional service provider solution, which is a unique partnership that allows our customers to leverage the experience of our staff, while allowing you, the employee, to gain direct experience working onsite at a pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical company, all while maintaining full-time benefits.

As a Scientist / Senior Scientist, you will join the Cell and Gene Therapy Group to support the Cell Analytical Development team.

Essential Functions:

  • Execute analytical methods (e.g. flow cytometry) to support Process Development (PD) and Analytical Development (AD) studies within the Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) program
  • Perform data analysis, data verification, and generate reports for experimental studies
  • Communicate project progress at internal and/ or external forums as required
  • Promote cross-functional communication and organization pertaining to workflow logistics and data reporting
  • Troubleshoot, optimize, and trend assay performance in conjunction with manager
  • Contribute to the identification, development, and validation of assay controls (e.g. experimental design, execution, data analysis, maintenance of cell lines)
  • Identify and manage analytical reagents and instrumentation as per regulatory standards
  • Maintain excellent written documentation (e.g. electronic lab notebook and test forms)

At PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees. 

To learn how PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific can advance your career, apply now!

*This position requires long term eligibility to work in the US without sponsorship. Please note F-1 OPT Visas are not considered long term eligibility for this role.*



*Education and Experience: *

  • Bachelor's degree, in Cell & Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous industry experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job: o Scientist: With a Bachelor's degree comparable to 2 years, with a Master's degree comparable to 0-2 years. o Senior Scientist: With a Bachelor's degree comparable to 4 years, with a Master's degree comparable to 2 years, with a PhD comparable to 0-2 years.

In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

*Preferred Experience: *

  • 1 year of relevant industry experience in the cell and gene therapy space
  • Background in pluripotent stem cells and directed differentiation
  • Background in pancreatic islet biology
  • Experience with sample management and ELN/LIMS systems

*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: *

  • Proven experience with flow cytometry or other immunostaining-based methods
  • Experience with at least one of the following methods: mammalian cell culture, ELISA, qPCR/PCR, or immunoblotting
  • Experience in writing technical documents, such as SOPs and study reports, in a non-GxP environment.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build open and collaborative relationships
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Time management and project management skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team

*Working Environment: *

PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific values the health and well being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.
  • Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Able to work in non-traditional work environments.
  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
  • As a condition of employment with PPD, in this role, you must have received your Covid-19 vaccine and you must disclose proof of your vaccination status upon employment.

*Our 4i Values: *

Integrity – Innovation – Intensity – Involvement

If you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, submit your application – we’d love to hear from you!

Job: *Labs

Organization: *US BU

Title: Scientist / Senior Scientist - Flow Cytometry , Cell-Based Assay

Location: MA-Boston-FSP Boston MA

Requisition ID: 217270

PPD is an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength fosters and environment of mutual respect. PPD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other status within any other protected group