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Associate Research Scientist/Research Scientist - LCMS

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Richmond, VA
Start date
May 13, 2023

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Regulatory, Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future. Our PPD® Laboratory Services team has a direct impact on improving patient health through the expertise of scientists, industry thought-leaders and therapeutic guides. As the world leader inserving science, our laboratory professionals bring their dedication to accuracy and quality to deliver groundbreaking innovations. - Department: Chromatography R&D - Location: Richmond, VA - Lab Based - Notes: Full-time, Benefits, Annual Bonus, 401k Match, PTO, Relocation Assistance Available Discover Impactful Work: Conducts and provides technical mentorship on scientific method development and validation projects and/or other specialty technologies studies OR performs troubleshooting for own and others instruments, methods, procedures, and in writing protocols and reports. Designs and implements method development/validation and/or extractable/leachable studies independently and interprets and reviews analytical data for self and others OR designs and performs multiple stability and inhalation procedures as well as assists others in performing routine maintenance and troubleshooting on multiple instruments (GC, ICP-MS, LC/MS, GC/MS etc.) and multiple detection techniques (UV, FL, CAD, ELSD, IC etc.), methods and procedures. Routinely acts as the technical project leader for multiple projects, provide updates, reviews and evaluates data, writes reports and protocols. A day in the Life: - Independently performs analytical testing, method optimization/validation, and/or other specialty technologies studies OR method transfers for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or delivery systems. Understands and conforms to methods, and protocols applicable to assigned tasks. Designs and executes experiments independently. - Reviews and critiques study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project-related technical documents. - Prepares and reviews study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project-related technical documents. - Communicates data and technical issues to clients on a weekly basis (or as needed). - Provides technical guidance and training to staff. - Leads analytical (procedural and instrumental) troubleshooting sessions. - Assists in preparation and implementation of SOPs and quality systems. - Reviews, interprets, and analyzes data for technical, quality and compliance to protocols, methods, SOPs, client criteria and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Performs self and peer review of the data for accuracy and compliance with reporting requirements prior to submission to QA and issuance to customers. #SponCRG Education and Experience: - Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification - Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to BS degree plus 6+ years' of experience or MS plus 4+ years' of experience, or PhD plus 2+ years' of experience). In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Intermediate knowledge of general chemistry and separation science - Full understanding of laboratory requirements, SOPs, ICH guidelines, USP requirements and FDA guidance - Full knowledge of technical operating systems - Ability to independently optimize analytical methods - Ability to independently perform root cause analysis for method investigations - Proven technical writing skills - Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities - Effective written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills - Time management and project management skills - Ability to mentor others on technical operating systems - Ability to independently review and understand project proposals/plans - Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team Physical Requirements / Work Environment Thermo Fisher Scientific values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role: - Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. - Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours. - Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds. - Able to work in non-traditional work environments. - Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency. - May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments. - Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued. Apply today! Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminateon the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. Accessibility/Disability Access Job Seekers with a Disability: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers accessibility service for job seekers requiring accommodations in the job application process. For example, this may include individuals requiring assistance because of hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairments. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or assisting a person with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-855-471-2255*. Please include your contact information and specific details about your required accommodation to support you during the job application process. - This telephone line is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requiring accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Messages left for other purposes, such as not being able to get into the career website, following up on an application, or other non-disability related technical issues will not receive a response.


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them.

Our global team delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD.

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