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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Scientist I, DNA/RNA

Carlsbad, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities


    You will work in a team-based environment to perform Quality Control assays/experiments on molecular biology reagents (bulks, components, finished goods) for use in research and commercial scientific products for the life sciences industry.


    The successful candidate demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism, and a “can-do” attitude. They lead by example and hold themselves and others accountable while maintaining productive and professional relationships within the team. The primary responsibilities are as follows:

    • Responsible for qualifying product(s) in a lab setting following standard operating procedures. Will utilize basic laboratory techniques, calculations, materials measurement, operation of laboratory equipment, and record-keeping necessary to manufacture products.
    • Will perform qualification assays using various molecular biology techniques.
    • Responsible for Batch Data Records, notebooks, customer reports (as required) and work order documents.
    • Utilize specialized technical knowledge and skills to make detailed observations and analyze data to ensure within operating parameters. Advise manager of factors that may affect quality of product.
    • Maintain equipment, product inventories and related records as assigned. Note variances on manufacturing documents; audit and evaluate process documents and propose revisions. Complete, distribute and file records as required in accordance with Document Control Practices.
    • Identify potential issues in a process; report findings to team management and participate in troubleshooting and resolution process.
    • Assist with modifying technical documents which include standard operating procedures and manufacturing batch records.
    • Participate in process improvement projects to reduce process scrap or improve productivity.
  • Qualifications


    • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other related discipline with 0-2+ years relevant experience.
    • Demonstrated experience in the use of basic scientific laboratory techniques, equipment and materials required. Experience in the use of standard laboratory techniques, including buffer preparation, PCR, nucleic acid purification, agarose gel electrophoresis and competent cell transformation.


    • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to influence others without authority
    • Is energized working in a fast-paced environment
    • Consistent, dependable and accurate in carrying out responsibilities
    • Displays positive attitude toward job and others
    • Results oriented and data driven
    • Demonstrated ability to carry out scientific procedures and make recommendations for improvement required.
    • Greets challenge and change as opportunity
    • Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo
    • Proactive approach that anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions
    • Excellent documentation and communication skills
    • Regularly required to lift up to 20 pounds. May be required to lift weight of 45 pounds or more, with assistance and/or with equipment on occasion.
    • May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
    • Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed.
    • Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.


  • Industry
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  • About Us
    As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific's professionals develop critical solutions—and build rewarding careers. They help customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure food is safe, and so much more. When you #StartYourStory with Thermo Fisher, you are guaranteed meaningful work - both personally and professionally.