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ThermoFisher Scientific Sr. Lab Applications Scientist, Proteomics in Lexington, Massachusetts

Work Schedule

Standard (Mon-Fri)

Environmental Conditions

Office, Some degree of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) required (safety glasses, gowning, gloves, lab coat, ear plugs etc.)

Job Description

Staff Scientist, Proteomics (Lexington, MA)

Site based role in Lexington, MA

Job Posting Title: Applications Scientist - Proteomics

How will you make an impact?

This opening is for a highly qualified and self-motivated individual to support our latest generation LC-MS instrumentation as a lab based Application Scientist. As a member of the Thermo Fisher Scientific North Americas application support team, the candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary matrix team that includes regional sales representatives, marketing and service professionals, product development scientists, and engineers. Primary responsibilities will be to support the commercial field sales team by providing support for the newest Orbitrap technology, focusing mainly in the proteomics market space with occasional biopharma applications. Additional responsibilities may include providing pre-sales support to our LSMS sales team both virtually and at customer sites to position them for successful wins.

What will you do?

  • Conduct and participate actively in LCMS product demonstrations showcasing Thermo Scientific’s innovative mass spectrometry products (Ion Trap and Orbitrap based products).

  • Provide pre- and post-sales technical support as well as applications assistance in response to customer inquiries (both internal and external), including education, training and on-site visits.

  • Develop new applications applying Thermo Scientific LCMS offerings, including writing application notes, peer reviewed publications, and presenting at the appropriate scientific conferences.

  • Excel at communicating with customers as a technical expert

  • Create and deliver information-rich tools to support customers and the commercial organization

  • Apply knowledge to develop innovative solutions to resolve complex problems and facilitate communication within the team and across the CoE when required

  • Capture new knowledge within the field of expertise and develop content to educate the team and customers

  • Independently prioritize projects and manage behavior to most effectively accomplish core job functions.

  • Establish a network with tangential business units to ensure the team recognizes the business concerns and perspectives of others.

  • Lead team projects and mentor junior colleagues

  • Work with management team to help the broader team successfully navigate change

  • Ensure that all activities are carried out in accordance with Thermo Fisher Scientific policies and applicable laws

  • Represent Thermo Fisher Scientific by clearly and consistently demonstrating Thermo Fisher Scientific mission, vision, values and objectives to both our employees and end-user customers

How will you get here?

  • 5+ years of related experience with a Master’s degree is required or 2+ years of related experience with a PhD is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Expert proficiency qualitative and quantitative proteomics LCMS workflows (e.g. TMT workflows, label-free protein quantitation, PTM analysis, discovery proteomics, etc.) and associated sample preparation techniques is required.

  • Expert competency in a broad range of LCMS instrumentation both qualitative and quantitative.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills (English)

  • Champion a positive collaborative environment for sharing expertise and presenting feedback in a professional/cooperative manner

  • A consistent track record to work independently and a strong work ethic is critical

  • Ability to travel up to 50% within North America required

  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement

  • Demonstrate Role Model Leader characteristics

  • Embody the 4-I values

  • Delight customers

  • Communicate openly and honestly

  • Focus on growth

  • Champion employee development

This position is not approved for relocation assistance.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus scheme, healthcare, company pension/retirement, and a range of employee benefits! Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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.