Staff Applications Scientist Thermo Fisher Scientific Thermo Fisher Scientific 3,314 reviews

Title: Staff Applications Scientist

Reports to:
Senior Content Development Manager for the Cell Culture and Cell Therapy Business Unit

Hunt Valley, Maryland or Grand Island, NY


In this role you will role will be working closely with Product Management, Marketing R&D and be dedicated to develop application data to support customer workflows for the Cell Culture and Cell Therapy business, part of the BioProduction division / Life Sciences Solutions Group of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Customer workflows include CHO processes, cell culture based vaccines and gene/cell therapy. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to work in a fast-paced environment and develop application data at the cutting edge of biological drugs.

The ideal candidate will be a true team player who is passionate about delivering simple, effective, customer-focused products. The successful candidate will lead efforts to ensure that our applications truly delight customers. They will incorporate cell culture and user-centric product design experience to develop robust, innovative application data for gene therapy, monoclonal antibody, and cell therapy products. This position will also function in leading partnerships and collaborations with renowned investigators at research institutions, regulatory and standards organizations, industry, and pharma worldwide.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Works with customers to learn customer needs, and develops new product ideas and technologies to meet those needs
  • Leads testing of pilot and early access products in customer hands to obtain feedback to feed into our product development process
  • Acts as technical lead for application data projects
  • Collaborates with cell biologists, chemists, bioinformaticians, engineers, product managers, customer support, internal cross functional core teams and external scientists
  • Plans and executes feasibility and development studies, with a focus on application data from collecting VOC to publication
  • Actively participates as a member of cross-functional product development teams
  • Performs statistical analysis and practices DOE methods
  • Represents the company at scientific meetings, gives talks and presents posters
  • Some travel may be required to visit customers, collaborators, and attend conferences
  • Documentation under design control to ensure quality product development
  • Supports business priorities

Requirements / Education:

  • Bachelor required and master/ PhD desirable in Molecular Biology / Cell Culture Biology / Biochemistry / Bioengineering with at least 5 years of product development experience
  • Strong experience in developing products for regulated (GMP) customers
  • Has supported launch of products
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer requirements
  • Must be highly collaborative; Have the ability to work within a diverse team and contribute to a supportive, transparent, positive work environment both within the team and in the greater community
  • Multidisciplinary background preferred.
  • Must have upstream bioprocessing experience
  • statistical skills using current platforms eg. JMP, design expert desirable
  • Demonstrates passion for problem solving and outside-the-box thinking
  • Strong communication and presentation skills are essential
  • Self-motivated, independent, organized, and a proactive driving force of execution
  • Willingness to take on new challenges
  • Can clearly document product development with high quality
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in a complex, matrixed environment
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing needs caused by time, budget, or business constraints

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