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ThermoFisher Scientific Labs FSP Associate Scientist - Separations and Automation Technologies in Worcester, Massachusetts

Job Description

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.

Summarized Purpose:

In this position as an Associate Scientist, you should possess a thorough understanding of laboratory procedures. You will perform a variety of complex sample preparation and analysis procedures to quantitatively measure biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of biological matrices. Instrumentation is primarily HPLC, CE, and LC/MS. Hamilton Liquid Handlers Protein Maker affinity purification is used as well. Requires following analytical procedures with periodic direct supervision. Responsible for review and compilation of results and data comparison against acceptance criteria, methodology, protocol and product specifications. Enters data into databases and reports.

Essential Functions:

This job position will be involved with analytical testing to support product quality analysis for Bioprocess Development under the supervision of a senior scientist, to include:

  • Sample preparation involving excellent pipetting skills

  • Operate liquid handling systems (Protein Maker, Hamilton) to perform high-throughput sample preparation and purification.

  • Perform protein analytical assays, including Affinity Chromatography, SEC, CEX, CE-SDS, icIEF and LC/MS to support rapid process development.

  • Perform basic data acquisition with clear and concise documentation in electronic lab notebooks.

  • Coordinate sample submission and data management for incoming samples from BioProcess Development colleagues to support rapid process development.

  • Provide basic laboratory management operations such coordinating shipping, ordering consumables, and coordinating instrument maintenance.

  • Performance of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) to monitor impurities and to assess antigen binding a plus.

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!


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of multiple applicable techniques such as: Hamilton Robotics, and Biopharmaceutical Testing.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word

  • Proven ability to interpret data by performing trend analysis

  • Proven ability in technical writing skills

  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Time management and project management skills

  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team

  • Ability to independently optimize analytical methods

Working Environment:

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.

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.