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Scientist II

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Scientist II

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.

Location/Division Specific Information

South San Francisco, CA | Genetic Science Division qPCR

How will you make an impact?

We are seeking a strong candidate to work within a multidisciplinary team of engineers and molecular biologists. This req is for Project Brilliant. The responsibilities will include working on projects related to real-time qPCR platforms that lead to new applications and performance improvements.

What will you do?

  • The projects include applications for existing as well as new product platforms.
  • Duties will include, but not limited to, running experiments on various qPCR and sample preparation platforms, designing assays and experiments, collecting, analyzing, and presenting results.
  • This individual will be working closely with molecular biologists and system engineers and is desired to have background knowledge of the related fields.
  • Independently design and perform qPCR experiments to screen variables and optimize workflows
  • Write detailed SOPs, analyze data, and generate reports
  • Troubleshoot instrument and workflow failures

How will you get here?


  • B.S degree with 5+ years of relevant working experience
  • M.S. degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics or other related fields with 3-5 years of working experience in biotechnology industry


  • An independent individual with qPCR assay design and development experience for qPCR systems
  • Bio Bioinformatics expertise combined with molecular biology or bioengineering discipline.
  • Proficient with JMP, R or similar tools for statistical analysis and visualization
  • Experience with a variety of laboratory instrumentation for qPCR, sample preparation, and automation
  • Demonstrate good laboratory practices and accurate/precise pipetting techniques
  • Possess good written and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to prepare and communicate technical information to a wide range of audiences

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proficient with developing and optimizing qPCR workflows
  • Experienced in qPCR assay development and instrumentation
  • Experienced with current molecular biology techniques for qPCR and nucleic acid purification/ preparation
  • Additionally, it is essential for this individual to have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Motivated and demonstrate adaptability to work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Resourceful and flexible with strong troubleshooting skills
  • Maintains a detailed and organized lab notebook
  • Embraces diversity of culture and thought

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!

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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