Staff Scientist

Location
Carlsbad, CA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
August 11 2017
Ref
53204BR
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description

Job Title: Staff Scientist
Requisition ID: 53204BR

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

Responsibilities:

To design and manage projects for insourcing, outsourcing, and supplier changes of raw material and/or finished goods for the Chemical and Biological commodities. This includes the ability to interface with multiple Thermo Fisher groups, along with senior management and our external vendors to affect change. Furthermore, having the ability to foster technical relationships, and handle conflicts with confidence and integrity. The ability to effectively shift priorities and work at a rapid pace is required. Excellent communication skills, including writing, articulating, listening, and questioning skills required. The ability to verbally communicate technical strategies and then translate those strategies into an accurate concise written document is critical for success. This is a scientific position that will draw on a diverse background of skills such as technical expertise, validation experience, project management, business acumen, and interpersonal savviness.

Key Objectives of the role:

  • Thrives in a dynamic work environment; has ‘can-do' attitude.
  • Team player and team builder
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer focused
  • Proven ability to lead complex and/or virtual program teams
  • Experienced leader or project manager of cross-functional teams- facilitating communication, decision making, and ensuring alignment with internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify, document and communicate project risks and contingency plans
  • Develop project tasks, deliverables, dependencies and resource requirements
  • Create, maintain and organize necessary documentation and records; responsible for the quality of project deliverables and documentation
  • Exercise scope management with consideration for the customer, team, and company needs
  • Track and communicate project status, plans, issues, timelines, action items, and budgets
  • Study product requirements- design testing and manufacturing systems to meet requirements.
  • Perform statistical analysis to analyze trends, and work with team(s) to conduct root cause analysis and to recommend and implement corrective actions for processes.
  • Investigate, design, and implement control systems and methods to ensure product quality and equivalency
  • Develop/implement strategies and sound recommendations based on both quantitative and qualitative inputs with intuitive understanding of quality, manufacturing, and financial drivers.
  • Deliver training mechanisms for new/modified processes.


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications (must have):


  • Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, chemistry, immunology or related relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 10 years of industry technical experience in manufacturing of biotechnology products.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, direct and manage cross-functional teams, influence business partners and get results through others. High-level business acumen.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) - ability to communicate across all levels internally and externally.
  • Excellent leadership, customer orientation, presentation and problem solving skills.
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to multi-task. Flexibility and understanding of business impact to address immediate priorities and still manage deadlines with longer-term projects and strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to travel. Travel both domestically and internationally approximately 10-25% of the time.
  • Ability to work in a laboratory, warehouse or manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of established Quality Systems, ISO regulations and/or cGMP


Preferred Qualifications (nice to have)
  • Advanced Continuous improvement Experience (lean, PPI, Six Sigma, 5S)
  • Knowledge of enterprise resource systems such as E1 or SAP.
  • Experience in interacting with external clients, and the ability to present technical content to small and large audiences.


This position does not have relocation assistance

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 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. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com
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.


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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.