QC Scientist (early career) - South San Francisco, CA

Thermo Fisher Scientific - South San Francisco, CA (30+ days ago)3.6

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 $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.

How will you make an impact?

As part of the Ion Torrent division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will work with cutting edge next generation sequencing technology to help customers to diagnose and find cures for cancer, Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis or making sure our food is safe.

What will you do?

Conduct functional QC of Ion Reagents Kits and sensors.
Summarize data to provide assessment of product performance.
Maintain accurate QC batch records and files according to quality standards (e.g. ISO compliance, GLP/GMP requirements).
Generate nonconformance report of product failure and notify appropriate parties. Participate in team meetings to troubleshoot product performance and/or process issue, as needed.
Plan and execute troubleshooting experiments to identify the root cause of out-of-specification (OOS) laboratory results and conduct corrective action per protocols.
Help in developing Work Instruction to implement the new methods.
Maintain equipment calibration schedule; generate and maintain training records for new and current QC operators
How will you get here?


Requires a BS or higher in Chemistry, Biology, Biotech or related fields


One or two years of laboratory experience in a Biotech/Pharma/Clinical QC environment preferred
Hands-on experience with Ion Torrent™ semiconductor sequencing platforms a plus
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Must be able to work independently as well as work with a diverse team.
Ability to prioritize assignments and to manage multiple projects in a time-sensitive manner
Proficient with Excel and other data analysis tools
Detail oriented, quality focused and self-motivated
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff members
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing
Strong analytical or QC background a plus
Compliance knowledge of ISO standards a plus
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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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