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When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Division Specific Information:

The Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing business, part of our Life Sciences Solutions group. Personalized precision medicine has become a new paradigm in oncology treatment, offering hope for improved cancer treatments. Advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) allow clinicians and laboratory professionals to routinely gather therapy-relevant molecular information in a timely fashion, a prerequisite for true personalized medicine in the face of a growing list of molecularly targeted drugs.

The Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing Division (CSD) offers multiple solutions for solid tumor biomarker testing to aid in identifying those patients eligible for treatment, based on Ion Torrent and Oncomine NGS technology.

How will you make an impact?
The Molecular Biology Scientist II is in support of R&D and Pharmaceutical NGS and qPCR testing as it applies to molecular oncology. This position requires the scientist to be reliable and self-sufficient to run projects in support of the Clinical Next Generation Sequencing Division and external partnerships. The Molecular Biology Scientist II will be required to conduct validations, research and development of assays, draft protocols, train lab personnel, lead projects, and assess assay performance. The Molecular Biology Scientist II is expected perform all steps in NGS testing to include but not limited to: DNA and RNA extractions, quantitation, qPCR, NGS, and data analysis.

What will you do?

  • Performs routine and complex laboratory analyses involving sample receiving, processing, and result reporting
  • Ensures instruments and equipment in the lab are functioning properly and maintained by performing or arranging scheduled maintenance in a timely manner
  • Utilizes good documentation practices (GDPs) and follows laboratory quality control and quality assurance policies
  • Supervises laboratory assistants
  • Complies with Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Clinical Services Lab safety policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
How will you get here?
  • A BS/BA degree in Medical Technology or Biological Sciences from an accredited college or university
  • Use of computer systems for data entry, retrieval, and analyses involving word processing programs, spreadsheets containing data analyses, and complex computer driven instrumentation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve highly complex analyses
  • Strong understanding of good laboratory practices and regulatory compliance
Working Conditions:
  • May handle highly infectious agents and hazardous chemicals.
  • Sit or stand for long periods of time while using equipment and specimen handling and/or for computer work.
  • Bend or twist to reach into lower cabinets and drawers and squat or kneel to remove or store supplies stored on lower shelves.
  • Stretch or over-the-head arm movements to reach into high cabinets and shelves to remove or store supplies.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Visual requirements to distinguish colors for analysis; and auditory requirements to hear timers on equipment.
  • Fine hand manipulation is required to operate equipment, manipulate and pipette specimens.
  • Working hours are normally nine to five. Longer hours can be worked, although there is usually some flexibility in start and finish times.
  • Work is mainly laboratory-based with some time spent in the office writing up experiments, validation documents, and standard operating procedures

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.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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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