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When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you’ll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you. Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team, and help us make significant contributions to the world.

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry R&D group has an immediate opening for a Research Scientist in Mass Spectrometry. This role with play a major factor in the design and development of technology critical to supporting Thermo Fisher Scientific’s position as the leader in mass spectrometry in our San Jose, CA facility.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As part of the Hybrid Instrumentation Group, conduct leading-edge research and development with our Quadrupole, Ion Trap and Orbitrap mass analyzers
  • Investigate and explore new ideas and concepts by defining experiments, building, debugging and characterizing prototypes in order to verify proof of principle
  • Test and verify new products or improvements
  • Provide guidance and leadership to mechanical, electrical and software engineers in order to design prototypes and new products
  • Participate in cross functional teams including marketing, product support and operations personnel
  • Maintain substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, contributing to scientific literature and conferences

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of experience in a product development lab designing and developing analytical instrumentation; or 6 years of experience with a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years of experience; or equivalent experience
  • Practical knowledge of ion optics, quadrupole mass filter and ion trap technologies, and high vacuum systems
  • Solid programming skills (C, C++, Python, Lua)
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
  • Capable of working with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to travel (10%)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Real Time Instrument Control
  • Experience in the analysis of mass spectrometry data
  • Working knowledge of ion trajectory simulation software (SIMION or CPO)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of product management life cycle
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

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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