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Scientist I (Co-Op Program) - Manufacturing

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Scientist I (Co-Op Program) - Manufacturing

Carlsbad, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    When you are 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. Our staff members are committed to making a difference in our organization, for our client partners and the patients we serve. We seek individuals with proven competencies and strong character to help lead our organization now and into the future.


    As a member of the Value Stream Manufacturing Department, the Scientist I (Co-Op) will be an integral member of the team responsible for the manufacturing and testing of enzyme formulations and solutions. Scientist I will also collaborate with the Informatics team on data analysis and improvement projects for the manufacturing controlled documents.

    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

    Unrestricted US Work Authorization. Forms of OPT and CPT are restricted work authorization and are not accepted for this role.

    Thermo Fisher does not offer employment in this position to holders of F-1, J-1, H-1, OPT, and CPT Visas for the purpose of obtaining practical experience.


    This position is a one-year (June 2023 - June 2024) commitment and is part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific/UC San Diego Co-Op Program. By applying to this position, you are confirming that you will be available to work full-time during summer and consistently part-time throughout the academic year. To be part of the Co-Op Program, you will work at the company while simultaneously enrolled in BISP 182 Cooperative Education and Analysis in fall, winter and spring. Please review additional Co-Op requirements here: Email if you have questions about the Co-Op Program.

    As Manufacturing Scientist I (Co-Op), this individual will assure that work is performed in accordance with production schedules, perform hands-on manufacturing tasks and work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, conduct multiple production runs at one time, and be well organized. Specific responsibilities include:

    • Learn and comply with policies and procedures set forth by departmental standard of procedures and work instructions.

    • Prepare and initiate all procedures and documents under supervision

    • Carry out manufacturing and QC processes related to enzyme formulations and solutions

    • Maintain equipment, product inventories and related records as assigned

    • Follow all departmental guidelines and procedures

    • Input data and observations into databases accurately and efficiently

    • Revise documents (SOPs, batch records) as necessary

    • Initiate problem reports related to production issues

    • Maintain lab supply inventory and re-order as needed

    • Perform inventory transactions as necessary



    • Undergraduate in Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or life science related field. No industry experience required.

    The preferred candidate will ideally have experience in a variety of areas to support the business objectives:

    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products with emphasis on Excel, Outlook and Word

    • Strong laboratory & mathematical skills

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment

    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

    • Team player (demonstrated experience working in support of a successful project team)

    • Good interpersonal skills

    • Works well in a metrics-focused environment

    • Well organized and detail oriented.

    • Strong interpersonal skills

    At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 100,000 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.

    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.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment:

    The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. Occasional use of a step-stool is required to reach for objects. Close vision is required. While performing duties of this position, employee will occasionally work with fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. Required to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation.

    EEO/Reasonable Accommodation:

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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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.