Scientist III, Cell Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Scientist III, Cell Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Scientist III, Cell Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

10 February, 2016

Job ID 25215BR
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

All of our employees share a common set of values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

If you share in our values and if you’re looking for an employer who is strongly committed to developing talent and rewarding achievement, come grow with us at Thermo Fisher Scientific.


Position Objective

Looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual to join a team of scientists engaged in the development and commercialization of physiologically relevant cell culture systems, including pluripotent stem cells (PSC), specific progenitors and various types of somatic cells. Key focus area for this position will be with blood derived cells and their derivatives. Objectives include identification and optimization of the isolation, culture & expansion and differentiation of distinct immune relevant cell types. Specific duties will include isolation and culture of blood derived cell types, executing experiments designed to identify culture conditions that maximize expansion and function of distinct immunological cell subtypes. Working in a team environment will design, execute and analyze experimental results with focus on product development. Troubleshoot experiments; synthesize results and present data to project team and management. Identify and solve complex problems associated with key experimental and project goals. Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve protocols, processes and approaches. Read literature directly associated with assigned project and maintain familiarity with state of the art approaches and competitive products. Comply with all company safety regulations and procedures. Successful candidate will have the ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and learn quickly. Effective communication skills and the ability to work in team environment are essential. Due to nature of projects, some weekend work will be required in order to maintain these cultures and experimental or project timelines.

Key Skills

Formal training and experience with immunologically relevant cell types is required
Able to work in dynamic, fast paced team environment
Effective communication/interpersonal skills
Use of standard cell and techniques
Fluorescent and phase contrast microscopy and quantitative image analysis
Experience with Flow Cytometry and FACS
Experience with laboratory automation and scale up desirable
Experience in industry and or with product development desirable.
Able to design, execute, and analyze experiments with a low level of supervision required
Highly organized, ability to maintain well documented laboratory protocols and notebooks.
Perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.


Requires a bachelor’s degree in Biology, , Biochemistry or related life sciences discipline with at least 7 years post graduate experience, Masters Degree with 3+ years and PhD with 0+ years postdoctoral experience.


Requires background in experimental immunology, strong preference given to candidates with demonstrable experience in industry and/or with strong publication record.

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