Scientist II- Molecular Biology
When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.
Carlsbad, CA | Clinical Next Generation Sequencing Division
How will you make an impact?
We are seeking a creative and motivated Scientist II to join our rapidly growing next-generation sequencing applications team. The candidate will be responsible for developing and launching new products and will work closely with cross-functional teams including Bioinformatics, Marketing, Technical Service and/or Operations. Successful candidates will have a strong molecular biology experience with a background in next-gen sequencing applications including hands on experience on library construction, clonal amplification, and reagent formulation. The candidate will work independently in a fast paced environment with very supportive teammates.
What will you do?
Independently designs experimental plans, analyzes experimental data, generates laboratory protocols, and writes technical reports, quantitative analyses, and product summaries.
Troubleshoots and solves difficult problems in the design/execution of development projects
Investigates, creates, and incorporates new methods and technologies to improve effectiveness of development workflows
Maintains accurate lab notebook to support protection of intellectual property in accordance with relevant Thermo Fisher required standards
Presents data at scientific conferences (external and internal)
Interacts closely with other internal departments (i.e., Marketing, Business Development, Quality, Operations and/or Technical Services)
Complies with all company safety, training, and quality regulations
How will you get here?
B.S. with 4 years experience or M.S. with 2 years experience in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or other related discipline.
Masteru0027s degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or a related discipline and 2 plus years of experience is required. Alternately, a Bachelor's degree with 4 plus years of experience is acceptable. Next-generation sequencing experience is strongly preferred. Prior industrial experience is desirable.
Demonstrated experience in PCR, RT-PCR, TaqMan® qPCR required
Expertise in the methods and techniques of molecular biology
Broad familiarity of applications associated with RT-qPCR and next generation sequencing (NGS)
Background in immunology is desired
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Proven proficiency in data analysis, research design, troubleshooting, and the evaluation of new
techniques and procedures for manufacturing reagents, systems, products or technologies
Demonstrated ability to identify and solve difficult problems
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise and accurate manner
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 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.
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