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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist III- Clinical IVD in Austin, Texas

Job Title: Scientist III Req# : 123976BR

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

Austin, TX | Biosciences Division

What will you do?

  • Will apply technical knowledge to develop kits/reagents/instruments/workflows for nucleic acid purification from various biological sample types

  • Modify experimental procedures to suit the particular needs of experiments

  • Develop a hypothesis and then design the necessary set of experiments to test the hypothesis with limited guidance

  • Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of their experiments

  • Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments

  • May assist in preparing material for manuals, articles for the newsletter, patents or scientific publications

  • Prepares regular reports documenting experiments

  • Presents research data and conclusions in 10-30 minute sessions

  • Ability to read a scientific paper, reproduce the experiments described and understand the conclusions

  • Complete lab compliance activities

How will you get here?


Bachelors or Masters degree in Biological Science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, infectious diseases or related field.


  • At least 3-5 years laboratory experience in an industry setting in a product development environment or clinical lab setting with a regulated background experience.

  • Strong laboratory and technical hands on skills required:

  • Pipet and perform procedures reproducibly

  • Perform a dilution series to create a standard curve

  • Perform lab calculations needed to make solutions from powder or from stock solutions and able to make the buffers from recipes

  • Operate basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR, real-time qPCR instruments, plate readers etc.

  • Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, endpoint PCR, real-time PCR...

  • Experience in an IVD development environment

  • Experience writing and implementing quality focused procedures

  • Experience in a clinical setting or CLIA certified laboratory

  • Experience with nucleic acid purification automation, different technologies to isolate nucleic acid

  • Experience working with BSL2 sample types in BSL2 lab setting

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, powerpoint, and statistical analysis.

  • Creative and innovative

  • Good writing & presentation skills

  • Strong documentation and strong organizational skills

  • Works well in a team setting

  • Capable of multi-tasking and ensure timely completion and execution of tasks

  • Pays attention to detail

  • Be agile with changing environments

  • Shows initiative by taking on new tasks, beyond what is generally expected

  • Inspires and co-ordinates people to achieve specific goals

  • Generates ideas to improve current processes

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.

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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.