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ThermoFisher Scientific Analytical Development Scientist I in Plainville, Massachusetts

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How will you make an impact?

In BPS, our goal is to develop, characterize and scale-up bioprocesses for robust manufacture of viral vectors to help our clients deliver lifesaving therapies to patients.

As a Scientist I in analytical development (AD), You will plan, design, execute, and document analytical testing and method transfer activities. You will also act as domain expert in analytical development for viral vector while supporting detailed transfer and development of analytical methods from clients into Bioprocess Sciences lab. You will also be supporting assay transfer out to the QC for cGMP testing.

This is a hands-on position. The ideal candidate shall have excellent lab skills, strong documentation skills, ability to analyze and summarize data to draw conclusions, make recommendations, and tight-knit collaboration skills.

What will you do?

  • As a bench scientist, independently support the development, validation, assessment and execution of one or more analytical methods e.g. real time PCR (vg titer, residual DNA, residual plasmid DNA), digital droplet PCR, ELISA (capsid titer and residual protein), plaque assay, TCID50 (infectious titer), agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, CE-SDS, HPLC, immunoblotting, immunocytochemistry, analytical ultracentrifugation etc. (60% of the time)

  • Contribute and eventually grow to independently develop, revise and review SOPs, work instructions, test record, test report

  • Participate in supporting technology transfers from R&D to QC and/or from client to BPS

  • Work closely with R&D, manufacturing, quality and project management teams to execute assays that meet customer and manufacturing needs in support of department, site, and corporate objectives

  • Independently analyze data, present results and conclusions to the team

  • Responsible for some lab management tasks

  • Apply principles and practice of quality improvement

  • Keep current on Environment, Health & Safety policies, ensure safe environmental and working conditions in the Analytical Sciences labs

How will you get here?

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering or related field

Experience, skills and abilities

  • Experience with analytical assays is preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience with molecular and cell biology, virology and/or immunology is highly desirable.

  • Broad technical proficiency, ability to solve complex issues independently and as a part of a team

  • Significant laboratory documentation experience

  • Familiar with GLP requirements; some knowledge of cGMP requirements of biopharmaceutical manufacturing

  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment & handle multiple priorities

  • A onsite, flexible work schedule is required

  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs

While performing the duties of this job, the employee:

  • Will work in a dynamic environment and balance multiple priorities simultaneously!

  • Will be self-motivated and proactively drive efficient execution.

  • Will be encouraged to learn new software, processes, and tools quickly!

  • Will use outstanding equipment and instrumentation in daily manufacturing.

  • Will demonstrate flexibility with changes to working environment and deliver high quality results.

  • Will critically review processes and recommend improvements to supervisor/manager.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 100,000 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.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds have 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 since race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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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