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Job Description

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.

Position Objective

Applying knowledge of Biochemistry/Organic Chemistry/Cell Biology/ Biotechnology or Biomedical engineering to assess the feasibility of new custom cell culture media, supplements, and reagents. Work with feasibility team and cross-functional teams to establish necessary raw materials, testing and requirements for custom products. Support and engage in the transfer of technology and media products in various formats to associated manufacturing sites and networks.

Essential Functions

Issue primary feasibility assessments on Custom Cell Culture Media chemical formulations, conduct process development, scale-up and transfer of technologies to cross-functional teams for production. Assess raw material and product specifications to achieve the highest quality of production. Engage with teams to sustain a culture of operational excellence, continuous improvement, and productivity.

Comply with all company safety, quality, and training procedures and regulations. Report all non-compliance and support, engage in, and potentially lead teams assigned to making improvements. May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Nature and Scope

Position exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. The candidate must possess and demonstrate the highest attention to detail and planning/scheduling even during parallel work/multitasking assignments. Candidate must be self-directed and driven during both new and complex/challenging workflows and priorities, as well as compliant to Thermo Fisher SOPs during routine assignments. Ability to appreciate the significance and contributions of each project toward Company and customer objectives is key.

Measures of Contribution/Impact

The Feasibility Scientist supports the Media Network within the BioProduction and BioSciences Business divisions within the Life Sciences Solutions Group (LSG). This position supports custom business revenue through new product design/development and the revision of existing products to meet customer requirements/applications. This position is engaged in sustaining and growing our business through inquiry feasibility, inquiry to quote conversion, and in the development of customer requirements for each unique media formulation. The ability to achieve these objectives within established service level agreements, as well as during times of expedited service, is critical to success in this role.

Technical Excellence

Possesses the capability of understanding the concepts and procedures of designing cell culture media and chemical formulations, along with attention to detail for reviewing specifications for raw materials and finished goods; continues the professional development of technical expertise through experience, training, and application.


Has contact with many levels of company employees. Works with cross-functional teams to design and customize products to meet customer requirements.

Working Conditions:

Works in an office environment. May, on a continuous basis, sit at a desk for a long period of time; intermittently answer telephone calls and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Some walking and lifting up to 20 lbs. may be required. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology/Biomedical engineering, or other related disciplines with the equivalent knowledge and experience OR requires a minimum of 4 years of experience in a work environment with an Associate’s degree.

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.

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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