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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist I, Manufacturing Sciences in Grand Island, New York

Job Title: Scientist I

Requisition ID: 143659BR

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

Grand Island / BioProduction Division

How will you get here?


  • Requires a bachelor's degree (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology/Biomedical engineering


  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) required. Previous experience with enterprise resource planning software, sales management systems, and document control applications preferred.

  • Experience and understanding of formulations required.

  • Must be a self-starter, have excellent time management and organization skills, a high degree of work quality, attention to detail, and strong communication skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Assess the feasibility of inquiries for small-scale, pre-clinical, non-GMP catalog and custom cell culture media/supplements/reagents produced through various unit operations

  • Design and develop new custom media formulation instructions using applied knowledge of Biochemistry/Organic Chemistry/Cell Biology/Biotechnology or Biomedical engineering

  • Develop batch master records/work instructions to allow the conversion of raw materials to finished goods in the production of media formulations

  • Support and engage in the transfer of technology and media products in various formats to associated manufacturing sites and networks

  • This position is engaged in sustaining and growing our business through inquiry feasibility, inquiry to quote conversion, customer interaction to provide technical support or to ensure achievement of expectations, and in the development of process instructions for each unique media formulation

  • Issue primary feasibility assessments of non-GMP custom cell culture media formulations and conduct process development

  • Develop process / product specifications to achieve the highest quality in production

  • Make detailed observations and conduct data analysis in support of product and process quality

  • Maintain accurate notebooks/files in accordance with Media Network standards. Advise management teams of factors that may affect quality, accuracy and usefulness of data, and interpret experimental results

  • Identify and solve elementary problems in experimental designs

  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve cell culture media manufacturing processes and techniques to improve protocols, processes and equipment

  • Engage in high performance work teams to sustain a culture of operational excellence, continuous improvement, and productivity

  • Comply with all company safety, quality, and training procedures and regulations

  • Report all non-compliance and support, engage in, and potentially lead teams assigned to making improvements

  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned

  • Position exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

  • The candidate must possess and demonstrate the highest attention to detail and planning/scheduling even during parallel work/multitasking assignments

  • Candidate must be self-directed and driven during both new and complex/challenging workflows and priorities, as well as during routine assignments

  • Ability to appreciate the significance and contributions of each project toward Company and customer objectives is key

  • This position supports custom business revenue through new product design/development and the revision of existing products to meet customer requirements/applications

  • The ability to achieve these objectives within established service level agreements, as well as during times of expedited service, is critical to success in this role

  • Possess the theoretical/practical fundamental concepts and procedures of designing cell culture media and chemical formulations; continue professional development of technical expertise through experience, training, and application

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 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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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.