Thermo Fisher Scientific Gaithersburg, MD

About the Job

Job Title: Scientist II
Requisition ID: 130046BR
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Location and Division Specifics
Frederick, MD
Division: Biosciences Division // Business Unit: Cell Biology

How will you make an impact?
The position represents an opportunity to join a team of scientists engaged in the
Development and commercialization of the culture system products relevant to Immunology, cell biology, cell therapy. The successful candidate will have a strong background in cell culture and hands on experience with culturing a wide range of cells
both in suspension and adherent. Objectives include identification and optimization of the isolation, culture & expansion of distinct immune relevant cell types. Duties will include culture of immune of cells and other cells types, as required for specific experimental objectives, as well as the design, execution and analysis of results. Employ a diverse array of assays and analytical tool to address key biological questions and product requirements. Critical thinking skills and attention detail are a must.

What will you do?
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to play a significant role in creating next generation cell culture products and learn the product development process in a leading biotechnology company.

How will you get here?
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related life sciences discipline with 3 years of experience or Master’s Degree with 1 years of experience
  • Extensive cell culture experience
  • Experience with cell based imaging and assays (flow cytometry, ELISA, fluorescent microscopy)
  • Able to work independently in a dynamic, fast paced team environment
  • Familiarity and use of standard cell and molecular biology techniques
  • Due to nature of projects, some weekend work will be required in order to maintain cell cultures and experimental or project timelines

Knowledge, Skills Abilities
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to identify and extract key information from peer reviewed literature
  • Participate in the design, execution, and analysis of experiments with moderate to low level of supervision
  • Highly organized, ability to maintain well documented laboratory protocols and notebooks
  • Perform other related duties as required and/or assigned
  • Preference given to candidates with demonstrable experience in immunology and/ or cell therapy. Industry and/or product development experience a plus but not required.
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Affirmative Action Statement
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.