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Thermo Fisher Scientific Associate Scientist - HPLC , ELISA , PCR in Devens, Massachusetts

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Associate Scientist - HPLC , ELISA , PCR (Devens, MA)

Thermo Fisher's clinical research business is a leading global contract research organization and world leader in serving science. We are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our mission - to enable our customers to make the world healthier, safer, and cleaner.

Within our Analytical Services team, we have a functional service provider solution, which is a unique partnership that allows our customers to leverage the experience of our staff, while allowing you, the employee, to gain direct experience working onsite at a pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical company, all while maintaining full-time benefits.

In this role you will provide analytical testing support as requested by the client. You would be involved with HPLC (Waters / Empower 2 or 3) ELISA, Gel Electrophoresis, PCR, and other types of assays.

*Essential Functions:  *

  • Performs a variety of routine to complex sample preparation and analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or biological matrices.

  • Follows validated or experimental analytical procedures with periodic direct supervision.

  • Responsible for review and compilation of results and data comparison against SOP acceptance criteria, methodology, protocol, and product specifications

  • This position is based indoors and will primarily be working with others, but also independently and alone at times. This position is a team-based position that may occasionally require shift work, weekends, and holidays.

At PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.  

To learn how PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific can advance your career, apply now!

*Education and Experience: *

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

  • Previous industry experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job:

  • Associate Scientist: With a bachelor’s degree comparable to 0-2+ years.

In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory authority, compendia, and ICH guidelines

  • Have experience in pharmaceutical research and development or in providing analytical chemistry support.

  • Possess working knowledge and/or experience in modern biologic analytical techniques, including HPLC, immunological assays (ELISA), gel and capillary electrophoresis, qPCR etc.

  • Have training in or will be trained in areas such as chromatographic methods, use of analytical tools and other pharmaceutical analysis.

  • Have experience with MS Office.

  • Have the ability to work effectively in team situations and to work independently as needed. Have the flexibility to succeed in a dynamic and changing environment.

  • Have a firm command of the English language and excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Excel and Word to perform tasks

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Time management and project management skills

  • Problem solving and troubleshooting abilities

  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team

Working Environment:

PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

  • Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.

  • Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds.

  • Able to work in non-traditional work environments.

  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

  • May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.

  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

  • As a condition of employment with PPD, in this role, you must have received your Covid-19 vaccine and you must disclose proof of your vaccination status upon employment.

Our 4i Values:

Integrity - Innovation - Intensity - Involvement

If you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, submit your application - we’d love to hear from you!

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.