Staff Scientist, R&D Sequencing (REMOTE)

Thermo Fisher Scientific Los Angeles, CA

About the Job

TITLE: Staff Scientist, R&D Sequencing
REQ: 183230BR

Location/Division specific information

  • Los Angeles, CA (West Hills) / Transplant Diagnostics Division
  • Can consider Remote USA location with Los Angeles CA site visits approximately 1x/quarter.

How will you make an impact?

The Staff Scientist, R&D Sequencing will join a highly collaborative and motivated team of scientists and take part in the different stages of assay product development for the purpose of transplant diagnostics. The role will have a direct impact on improving the health of transplant patients.

What will you do?

  • Lead the design and development of sequencing-based molecular assays/products for transplant diagnostic applications

  • Participate in collaborative inter-departmental activities as the technical representative for R&D toward the common goal of producing quality products that can help improve the outcome for transplant recipients.

  • Write reports and present results, project, and technology assessments to Senior Management to enable them to make informed business decisions

  • Mentor and empower a team of highly motivated and dedicated scientists

How will you get here?


  • Master's degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Cell Biology, Genetics or a related field with 6+years of industrial experience, OR a Ph.D. degree with 3+ years with industry experience preferred.


  • Hands-on experience with NGS technologies, DNA isolation and quantification, gene amplification methods, gene target enrichment methods, quantitative PCR, and other relevant technologies

  • Well-developed written skills to prepare regular and routine reports, reviews, and white papers, as well as preparing presentations

  • Represent R&D to assist in process improvement, customer inquiries, staff training as needed

  • Hands-on experience in the development, optimization, and validation of molecular assays, preferably clinical diagnostic tests strongly preferred.

  • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) and Critical Parameter Management highly preferred

  • Experience and/or knowledge in HLA is highly preferred

  • Experience in bioinformatics and statistics preferred

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. A one global team of 90,000 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.

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.