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Scientist III - Cell Biology

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Institution: ThermoFisher Scientific
Keyword Names: Industry: R&D
Line 1: ThermoFisher Scientific
City: Eugene
Country: United States

Job Description

Scientist III - Cell Biology

ThermoFisher Scientific, Eugene, USA

Position Summary

The Scientist III role will primarily be focused on developing tools, reagents and workflow solutions for flow cytometry. The successful candidate will lead R & D efforts as part of a cross functional team and possess a strong background in immunology, cell biology, or related field.


  • Responsible primarily for product development activities or in some cases, the complete product development workflow
  • May serve as the technical lead or as one of several biologists on cross-functional teams
  • Design and execute experiments needed during product development utilizing the product commercialization process (PCP)
  • Communicate technical background, experimental results, and project risks to the broader team
  • Contribute well-considered ideas for new products and customer solutions
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of relevant fields and techniques

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong background in flow cytometry including; performing functional assays, immunophenotyping, designing and implementing multiplex panels, and spectral flow cytometry
    • Extensive experience in scientific experimental design, execution and analysis
    • Must to be able to interpret data, present results to broader audience and highlight take-aways and risks
    • Capable of troubleshooting technical and logistical challenges
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Capable of prioritizing work across multiple projects
    • Able to be highly collaborative, work within diverse teams and contribute to a positive work environment
    • Strongly preferred: working knowledge of fluorescence microscopy, fluorescence detection technologies, cell-based assay development or 3D model systems

      How will you get here?


      • A Ph.D. Immunology, Biology or a related field, with relevant post-doctoral industrial or academic experience or a BS/MS with 4-6 years of relevant industrial or academic experience.
      • Experience with fluorescence assay reagent product development desired
      • Minimum of two years of experience in cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry and other relevant techniques desired
      • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment
      • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation