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As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific is a driving force in the research, healthcare, industrial and applied markets, generating more than $18B in annual revenue. No other company can match our range of customer touch points – technologically, geographically or commercially. We help our customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe and moving forward with thousands of important projects that improve millions of lives.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the partner of choice for today’s leading microbiology laboratories. Research and development for antimicrobial susceptibility testing products are part of the industry-leading Thermo Scientific product portfolio, renowned for quality, accuracy, reliability and innovation.


Position Summary:
  • R&D Project Lead has the primary responsibility for partnering with R&D Supervisor to define, plan, track and manage assigned R&D projects.
  • Success in this role will require a proven ability to work collaboratively with customers and trial sites, encourage teamwork and communicate effectively with senior management.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Clinical Trials; preparation, testing, collecting isolates, tallying data.
  • Manage Validation Studies, M23 Studies.
  • Custom Panel Production; preparing custom panels for customers, broth's/media
  • Prepare microbiology media; RPMI, MHB/LHB,VFM,MHF, Mueller Hinton Broth autoclave/preparation of equipment/glassware.
  • Shipment preparation; Media/Broth's, frozen/dried panels, infectious substances, lab supplies
  • Assists QA/RA with appropriate documentation and testing: panels/broth's/media, MIC trays, daily isolate QC transfer
  • Frozen stock isolate maintenance, manage in house study supplies
  • Performa drug isolate testing.
  • Organize trial data for internal and external audits
  • Prepare abstracts and posters for presentations at National meetings.
  • Customer inquiry/complaint testing; Sensititre panels (dried and frozen).
  • Provides support to technical services either for investigational work or customer assistance.
  • Development of and adherence to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Drug development for commercial Antimicrobial susceptibility testing products.
  • Consultation support for product customization and formulations
  • Support Marketing projects for Microbiology Product Line, by providing technical information (technical product Inserts, sell sheets, technical information tool).
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with new and existing customers.

Minimum Requirements:
  • B.A. or B.S. with related courses in microbiology, chemistry, biology and a strong background in life sciences.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in one or more of the following: formulations, product development, process development, project development

Preferred Requirements:
  • R&D experience
  • Extensive laboratory experience, use of equipment, including lab safety and inventory experience working with various techniques, such as pipetting, microscopy, preparation of gram stains.
  • Understanding all concepts related to managing reference studies and clinical trials.
  • High level of knowledge of laboratory procedures, including safety protocols.
  • Highly proficient in Excel.
  • Good understanding of FDA and ISO regulations and their application to Thermo Fisher Scientific products.
  • Ability to manage and plan multiple projects
  • Detail oriented and able to maintain accurate records
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a group setting
  • Excellent writing skills, as well as communication, creativity, attitude, organization, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage projects with minimal supervision.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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.
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