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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist I, Manufacturing Sciences in West Hills, California

When your 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

West Hills, CA / Transplant Diagnostics Division

How will you make an impact?

The Scientist I, Manufacturing Sciences is responsible to manage, perform, and prioritize assigned projects related to development, improvement, production, and QC of antibody detection reagents with supervision.

What will you do?

  • Simultaneously manage and prioritize multiple projects and products across multiple functional groups while meeting target due dates with guidance of supervisor/lead.

  • Design, create experimental task, run tests and be able to look at data and complete analysis using software. Provide experimental task(s) to designated Scientist with Supervisor approval.

  • Be able to identify improvements, initiate and implement the solutions with the guidance of the supervisor.

  • Adapt, implement and train current and new Scientist I lab against area functions/procedures.

  • Provide guidance and support throughout projects and product builds; Such as cell culture, cell transfection, mammalian tissue culture, all cell culture aspects using proper aseptic techniques, microbiological principle of contamination, protein purification, antibody detection production of different product lines, QC, using laboratory equipment's for each process etc.

  • Maintain and perform all aspects of receiving and quality control testing of raw materials.

  • Update and maintain raw material and semi inventories.

  • Implement and execute Practical knowledge of PPI Business System/LEAN concepts including continuous improvement with supervision

How will you get there?


  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knows basic principles, methods and practices of HLA and scientific/technical field or software, typically via formal study and/or work in the field.

  • General knowledge of procedures and be able to perform and follow technical laboratory protocols.

  • Understands industry practices and standards and can relate day-to-day work to business problems

  • Recognizes and understands the technologies within organization and understands the value to the organization.

  • Able to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, as well as ability to work in a detail-oriented manner.

  • Ability to exercise decision making with the guidance of Management, Staff Scientist, and Scientist II-III.

  • Excellent computer MSOffice skills.

  • Be a self-starter with the ability to positively motivate others in a cooperative fashion.

  • Update laboratory procedures with supervision.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

  • Builds productive cross-functional relationships with colleagues in other functions, including but not limited to the following: Marketing, Sales, R&D, Operations, Regulatory/Quality, Supply Chain, and Product Management.

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive laboratory and business data.

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 EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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.