Scientist III - Microbiology

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Baltimore, MD3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $85,000 - $120,000 a year
Job Description
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 more than $22 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.

Location/Division Specific Information

US –Cockeysville, MD / Bioproduction Division

How will you make an impact?

We are seeking a highly creative scientist with expertise in microbial cell culture bioprocessing to take a leading role in our internal research efforts. The selected candidate will focus on design and development of microbial media and supplement formulations and participate on or lead R&D teams to execute studies in the areas of new product development, services, and product support.

What will you do?

Designs experimental plans, leads study execution, analyzes experimental data, generates laboratory protocols, and writes technical reports, quantitative analyses, and product summaries
Works on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors
Troubleshoots and solves problems associated with various types of R&D projects
Exercises practical judgment within broadly defined practices and policies and exhibits creativity and foresight in selecting approaches and techniques for obtaining solutions
Investigates, creates, and develops 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
Maintains high level of professional expertise and substantial knowledge of principles and theories through familiarity with competing technologies and/or products, review of current scientific literature, and attendance at scientific seminars and meetings
Presents data at scientific conferences (external and internal) and prepares other publications when appropriate
Interacts closely with other internal departments (i.e., Marketing, Business Development, Quality, Operations) in the commercialization of new products and customer and business support
Frequent technical interactions with customers through teleconferences, site visits, and/or scientific meetings and with outside collaborators through seminars and publications
Performs duties independently with only general direction given
Complies with all company safety, training, and quality regulations and procedures
Able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials
May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned

How will you get here?

Bachelor’s degree with 5 plus years of experience, Master's degree with 3 plus years of experience, or Ph.D. degree in Microbiology, Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or other related discipline, or equivalent knowledge and experience.
Expertise in microbial cell metabolism

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Minimum Qualifications:
Demonstrated aseptic technique with experience in methods and techniques of microbial culture, especially the utilization of protein hydrolysates/peptones
Demonstrated competence in data analysis, research design, troubleshooting, and the evaluation of new techniques and procedures
Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise, and accurate manner
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate and adapt to changing project priorities
Familiarity with database programs and statistical analysis software

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in media and supplement design and development for microbial applications
Experience with development of protein hydrolysate/peptone based microbiological media or peptone based products
Experience with powder media components, media formulation and preparation
Working knowledge of statistical design of experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis, including MatLab, Minitab, or other statistical software
Experience with the operation of bench-top fermenters/bioreactors and related process development laboratory equipment
Expertise in Diagnostic and/or Clinical Microbiology
Experience in microbial strain engineering

Note: Relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates.

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