Development Scientist 2

Thermo Fisher Scientific Cincinnati, OH

About the Job

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Location/Division Specific Information: Our Cincinnati Pharmaceutical Services Group develops and manufactures a wide range of pharmaceutical products to enable our customers to make a healthier world.

How will you make an impact?

As an Analytical Development Scientist you will evaluate, develop and optimize analytical methods for complex testing of raw materials, release and stability samples. You will participate in the validation of analytical test methods. You will introduce the use of new technology to the laboratory.

What will you do?

  • Evaluate, develop and optimize complex analytical testing methods.
  • Participate in the validation of test methods for strength, impurities, identity, and dissolution by HPLC, GC, and spectroscopy.
  • Coordinate research and apply it to innovative drug development internally and for client products.
  • Presents recommendations internally and to clients.
  • Solves problems related to analytical testing.
  • Clearly and accurately communicate the results of work by creating documentation of the testing/analysis and obtained results. Record and report results of analysis in accordance with prescribed lab procedures and systems.
  • Maintain and organize work area, instrumentation, and testing materials.
  • Perform all duties in strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices, and Safety guidelines.

How will you get there?


Bachelor’s degree in physical science, preferably in Chemistry or Biology. Advanced degree preferred.


Typically requires 5 years of progressive scientific experience, including 3 years in a related life sciences field. If related Master's degree, typically requires 4 years of related experience. If related PhD, typically requires 3 experience. Experience working directly with clients is preferred.


  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of chemistry and analytical instrumental technologies.
  • Excellent understanding of quality and regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical industry, including pharmaceutical GMPs and descriptive organic chemistry.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and logical approach to solving scientific problems.
  • Proficiency with HPLC, GC, LC/MS and Dissolution techniques (method development and validation).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written). Good presentation skills to present information to customers, clients, and other employees. Good leadership skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations. Ability to write standard operating procedures and policy manuals.

Physical Requirements:

  • Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically for prolonged periods of time; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 10-35 pound pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time.
  • Safety glasses, safety shoes, lab coat, latex or similar gloves, safety apron, organic respirator occasionally.