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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist / Senior Scientist - Process Analytics in Devens, Massachusetts

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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 within the large molecule (bilologics) Manufacturing Science & Technology (MS&T) Process Analytics group. You will support routine in-process drug substance (DS) and drug product (DP) testing through a broad variety of analytical methods. You are also expected to be the group’s Subject Matter Expert (SME) for several analytical methods, provide technical support and training to colleagues, and lead method improvement and innovation activities. In addition, you will also assist with overseeing routine testing of in-process samples, coordinate sample testing schedules, function as a point of contact (POC) for sample submitters and ensure that agreed turnaround times are met.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform routine analytical testing of in-process samples through analytical methods including but not limited to ELISA, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, ELISA, A280, qPCR

  • Ensure timely and accurate documentation of lab activities; Prepare and review electronic notebook (ELN) entries

  • Function as subject matter expert (SME) for ELISA based impurity measurements and potency measurements; assist with assay troubleshooting and instrument maintenance

  • Play a key role in lab safety, 5S and maintain smooth lab operations

  • Identify and lead method improvement projects, such as automate ELISA assay steps on automated liquid handling platforms; improve analytical testing method throughput and consistency through innovation and automation

  • Make and maintain connections with analytical teams across the company’s network

  • Present at group huddles and group meetings

  • Lead training of analysts

  • Implement assay automation with automated liquid handler systems

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.

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

  • Senior Scientist: With a bachelor’s degree comparable to 4+ years, with a master’s degree comparable to 2+ years, with a PhD 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:

  • Previous experience working in an industry analytical laboratory environment is highly desired

  • Previous experience on immunoassay, ELISA, Tecan is strongly preferred.

  • Previous experience on the below analytical methods is also preferred: liquid chromatography (HPLC/UPLC, SEC, ion exchange chromatography, HILIC), glycan analysis (sialic analysis, N-glycan analysis) capillary electrophoresis (CE-SDS, PA800+, Maurice, iCIEF, Labchip), residual DNA, SDS-PAGE, A280, UV-Vis,

  • Self-motivated, interested in opportunities to expand knowledge base

  • Appreciation for teamwork and diversity

  • Must be able to multi-task

  • Experience with automated liquid handling systems is preferred

  • Knowledge with large scale mammalian cell-based manufacturing processes preferred

  • Familiarity with LIMS and ELN is preferred

  • Able to work on-site for 5 days a week

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.