Scientist I, Process Development

Thermo Fisher Scientific Princeton, NJ

About the Job

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Job Title: Scientist I, Process Development

Group / Division: Pharma Services Group (PSG)

Position Location: Princeton, NJ

Number of Direct Reports: 0

Position Summary:

Assists with internal development of scalable processes with improved product yield and reduced costs in a biologics environment. Provides routine analyses as assigned in a biology environment by following standard practices. Makes detailed observations and reviews, documents, and communicates test results. Maintains lab equipment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducts routine tasks and sample analyses to support process development.
  • Records results in notebook accurately, clearly, and regularly.
  • Assists with preparing protocols, reports, and test methods.
  • Maintains and ensures safe laboratory environment and work practices.
  • Helps to maintain laboratory and order common supplies.
  • Executes, records, and evaluates experimental data appropriately, including the writing and revising of process development reports and technology transfer protocols as needed.
  • Learns and assists with the design and development of mammalian cell culture processes to support the production and manufacturing of recombinant proteins (including mAbs). Assists with performing media optimization, bioreactor process development, and cell culture clarification.

Frequent Contacts:


  • Department leaders and individual contributors
  • Project leads


  • Vendors

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field.
  • Typically requires no previous related experience. Prefer science experience related to pharmaceutical industry.

Other Job Requirements:

  • Adhere to OHS policies and procedures and ensure a safe and healthy workplace environment
  • Good foundation in general scientific practice, principles, and concepts of discipline.
  • Basic knowledge of GMP/GLP regulations in cGMP/cGLP manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Good lab skills.
  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Effective communication skills.
  • Good MS Excel and Word skills.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Ability to execute tasks and studies based on the deliverables.
  • Ability to analyze and summarize routine scientific data.
  • Ability to properly document work and write reports.
  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to adhere to standard procedures.

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.