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Thermo Fisher Scientific Operations Project Leader, Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

At Viral Vector Services (VVS), a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, we deliver from process development through commercial supply, and we offer the expertise and resources necessary to help clients deliver innovative gene therapies. VVS is an experienced viral vector CDMO focused on process and analytical development. With more than a decade of experience, our 500-strong, highly skilled team has managed over 100 client projects delivering first-in-human clinical materials to accelerate our client's products from the laboratory to patients in need.

How will you make an impact?

You will provide the cross functional leadership, operations acumen, and results focus to reliably meet and/or exceed product supply targets while achieving high levels of quality. You will partner across the site to implement robust business processes to support the successful planning, production, testing, and release of product in a fast-paced production environment.

What will you do?

  • Support operational / production readiness for late clinical stage and commercial manufacturing of new products ensuring robust implementation of new production capabilities that reliably and sustainably meet and/or exceed operational, quality, and cost targets.

  • Partner with technical leadership, program management and clients to implement product / process improvements, and acts as manufacturing subject matter expert for assessments for change controls, validation protocols, and document changes.

  • Proactively identify and escalate key risks and issues to manufacturing line and site leadership team. Organize and lead ad hoc cross functional teams to develop risk mitigation plans and/or manage complex operational issues.

How will you get here?

Ensuring high levels of communication with cross functional teams, and engaging in proactive relationships with client, including representing VVS's operational interests in both tactical and strategic meetings.

  • Bachelor's Degree required and 1-3 years of related work experience or less than 1 year of work experience with a Master's degree.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to present ideas persuasively and negotiate effectively.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; great attention to detail and excellent decision-making process.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 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 Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.