Scientist 1, Formulation

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • California, USA
  • Jan 31, 2019
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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.

The Scientist I, Formulation is responsible for understanding, performing daily testing, and analysis of data and, improvement of OpenArray product line.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in maintenance and updating of all required SOP’s and quality records of equipment maintenance, tests, analyses and other relevant data
  • Adapt, implement and train current and new lab functions/procedure to other Lab Associates
  • Operate thermal cycler, image analyzer, high speed centrifuge and other hardware
  • PCR testing and analysis, DNA Quantification and QC testing of materials
  • Conduct maintenance and organization of reagents and equipment
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive laboratory procedures and business data
  • Ensure that safe laboratory procedures and protocols are followed at all times especially in the application of universal precautions in handling of all products
  • Communicate effectively with members of the group as well as those in other departments
  • Work as a cooperative member of a Production team
  • Assist with all aspects of receiving and quality control testing of materials
  • Update and maintain raw material inventories
  • Prepare solutions
  • Assist in keeping a safe environment
  • Develop skills to help in other aspects of the department
  • Able to efficiently handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Expected to maintain work schedules as assigned 

All laboratory personnel are expected to notify their immediate supervisor of any unsafe conditions and/or practices and to take appropriate corrective action. This position will have daily contact with other laboratory personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College coursework in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry/Biochemistry, or Engineering/Bio-Engineering
  • Experience in maintaining confidentiality of laboratory data and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, as well as ability to work in detail-oriented manner
  • Able to work under pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to follow and carry out oral and written directions
  • Ability to read, understand and implement written laboratory procedures
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing 

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently work at lab bench, and PC workstations
  • Some lifting of objects including laboratory instrumentation of 35 pounds
  • Work in office/computer/analysis

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance. 

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.


Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate