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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.

The Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry development team is seeking an exceptionally talented project manager to play a key role in the design and development of technology that is critical in supporting Thermo Fisher Scientific's position as the leader in mass spectrometry. She/he must have previous experience working with complex systems or scientific instruments and be comfortable working in and leading a group of cross-functional, and possibly cross business unit teams including R&D, Marketing, Operations, Sourcing and Product Evaluation. The responsibilities of this technical management/ organizational role include defining, coordinating, and helping drive the development of new product offerings. Given the interdisciplinary nature of Life Science Mass Spectrometry, this role will require familiarity and interplay with the entire hardware team and several adjacent disciplines, including various software and engineering groups, operations, product support and marketing.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage projects from concept creation through product development and into release to operations & the commercial market. This includes creating documentation to define system requirements and specifications, managing scientist, engineers and external contractors through development, validation, documentation and release of products.
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary product development team and possibly across business unit to develop, evaluate, document, and introduce new products or enhancements for mass spectrometer systems.
  • Provide leadership and problem-solving for multi-faceted, cross-functional Research & Development teams.
  • Conduct appropriate project risk assessments and defining mitigation plan.
  • Participate in the development and documentation of instrument control software and firmware.
  • Provide expertise in project planning and timeline development & management.
  • Select and coordinate work of multi-site teams and/or contractors working on various phases of the project.
  • Develop a cost-effective plan and schedule for completion of project following a logical pattern for utilization of resources.
  • Track and control progress, schedule and associated costs to achieve completion of project within time and budget.
  • Review all designs and validations to make sure that all specifications are being met.
  • Effectively work with and influence team functional representatives.
  • Report to stakeholders and upper management about progress and any necessary modifications of plans.
  • Develop approaches to sustain and communicate success and progress across global stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Proven track record of a minimum of five years of experience working with complex systems or scientific instruments in development project leadership, project management, program strategy, scope & resource definition, possibility/solution work stream generation, knowledge management, and its transition to applications
  • Experience writing scope statements with the understanding of linking research to business opportunities.
  • Ability to manage several complex projects with multiple priorities, while thinking quickly and executing with speed.
  • Leadership within multi-faceted cross-functional groups or a military leadership role
  • Ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists who need to communicate and cooperate to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Experience working in an ISO 9001/ ISO13485 and 21CFR820 regulated environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in managing technical challenges.
  • Highly effective organization, negotiation, coordination, meeting facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Strong familiarity with PMI methodology
  • Independent decision maker in a fast paced and demanding environment
  • B.S. in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or a related scientific discipline is required. M.S or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, or a related scientific discipline, would be a plus.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Hands-on experience building, modifying, and evaluating mass spectrometer systems with experience in vacuum systems, gas dynamics, ion optics and liquid chromatography systems.
  • Experience managing a product development team at a scientific instrument company, from initial investigation and design through to manufacturing introduction.
  • PMP Certification
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.

This position has not been approved to provide 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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