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Staff Scientist, Genetic Analysis R&D

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Staff Scientist, Genetic Analysis R&D

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

South San Francisco

Genetic Sciences Division

How will you make an impact?

As a Staff Scientist, you will work closely with cross-functional leads to develop genetic analysis-based products. On the assay innovation team you will collaborate to develop industry leading qPCR and multiplex products.

What will you do?

  • Responsible for driving innovation of new technologies and application in the field of genetic sciences.
  • Lead assay innovation, new instrumentation development and full application workflow development
  • Assist in defining the roadmap for the qPCR consumables and instrumentation assay portfolio.
  • Lead early-stage investigation on new product concepts.
  • Be a subject matter expert of assay development including in silico development.

How will you get here?


MS OR PhD Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry or other related field with relevant work experience.

  • MS with 6+ years' experience/PhD with 3+ years' experience
  • Bioinformatics expertise combined with molecular biology or bioengineering discipline.


  • Strong technical and theoretical background in molecular biology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics.
  • Experience with assay or technology innovation in area of quantitative PCR and digital PCR.
  • Familiarity with product commercialization process.
  • Experience with leading diverse project teams.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to innovate and generate new products and intellectual property.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills for a broad range of audiences.

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

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