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Product Engineering
Leadership Development Program

About the program

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​​​​​​​Our Product Engineering Leadership Development Program provides a fantastic opportunity for emerging engineers to become immersed in the Research and Development space while gaining hands-on experience in various stages of the product development cycle. Participants will expand and apply their knowledge of engineering principles and methodologies to develop innovative solutions, drive revenue across the business, and position themselves as future leaders within the function. 

What to expect


  • Two 1-year rotations
  • Rotations across various Thermo Fisher Groups/Divisions/Business units and/or functional areas
  • Learnings from hands-on experiences
  • Engaged assignment managers who provide day-to-day direction
  • Mentors during the program
  • Participation in various training sessions both functionally relevant and on leadership skill development
  • High-impact project ownership
  • Dedicated program managers for guidance and direction
  • Work with Program Manager to find permanent placement within the organization upon program completion

We are looking for candidates who...

Are geographically
​​​​​​​flexible.


Have strong
​​​​​​​learning agility.


Have demonstrated leadership experience.
Have an entrepreneurial
mindset.


Eligibility Criteria​​​​​​​

Examples of Rotations

Product Development
Product Design
Project Management

Real LDP participants. Real impact.

See what our program participants have to say about their experience with us! 
“The Product Engineering Leadership Development Program stood out to me because it gives recent college graduates a chance to network within Thermo Fisher and improve their technical skills within Research and Development teams at different locations across the country. Most grads usually don’t have the opportunity to experience different roles in the company over a 2-year period while working on independent projects. I knew that the PELDP program was for me because I was heavily involved in research at my alma mater, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and knew that I wanted to continue researching valuable topics that would help people and change the world. The PELDP program gives me the chance to move around within the company and learn our businesses, gain mentorship from senior leaders, and increase my knowledge and understanding of different functions within the company.” 
Kalen B., current PELDP, University of Tennessee 
”After interning at Thermo Fisher Scientific, I was excited to rejoin the company in a full-time role, but did not yet know which technical field I wanted to work in. As the leader in serving in science, Thermo Fisher Scientific has a wide-spread technical portfolio, and the PELDP has allowed me to explore this through multiple company divisions, technologies, and roles.  During the program, I have had the opportunity to network across multiple sites and functions, lead high visibility projects, and receive mentorship from Senior Leaders within the company.  By rotating through different sites, I’ve gained a better understanding of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s technologies and learned the technical skills to support innovation within the company.  I have found that my colleagues truly care about my career progression and have given me all the support I need to succeed in my roles.  Being part of this program has also given me a network of like-minded peers in the leadership development program to learn and grow with.” 
Kei C., previous intern and current PELDP, Santa Clara University
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