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Associate Scientist / Scientist - Mammalian Expression

Sign-On Bonus of $5,000!
This position requires long term eligibility to work in the US without sponsorship.
Please note: F-1 OPT Visas are not considered long term eligibility for this role.
Thermo Fisher's clinical research business is a leading global contract research organization and world leader in serving science. We are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our mission – to enable our customers to make the world healthier, safer, and cleaner.
Within our Analytical Services team, we have a functional service provider solution, which is a unique partnership that allows our customers to leverage the experience of our staff, while allowing you, the employee, to gain direct experience working onsite at a pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical company, all while maintaining full-time benefits.

As an Associate Scientist / Scientist, you will be responsible for mammalian cell culture and transient transfection for recombinant protein expression in HEK293 cells. The qualified candidate will support expression and purification of extracellular vesicles to support R&D efforts.

At PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. It's not just talk; our award-winning training programs speak for themselves.

Join PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific in our relentless pursuit of excellence – apply now!

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Structural Biology or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification.
  • Associate Scientist: Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job comparable to 0-2 years’ experience. 
  • Scientist: Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years).
  • 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:
  • Experience in aseptic techniques, mammalian cell culture and protein characterization assays, including SDS-PAGE, Western blot is a must
  • Experience in tangential flow filtration and high-throughput expression screening
  • Familiarity with recombinant membrane protein expression, purification and stable cell line generation are a plus.
  • Good communication and attention to detail, team-oriented and collaborative in nature
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques and equipment is desirable.
  • Ability to understand and independently apply GMPs and /or GLPs to everyday work with regard to documentation and instrument use
  • Time management and project management skills
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to work individually and in a collaborative work environment with a team
Working Environment:
PPD values the health and well being 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.
  • As a condition of employment with PPD, in this role, you must have received your Covid-19 vaccine and you must disclose proof of your vaccination status upon employment.
Our 4i Values:
Integrity – Innovation – Intensity – Involvement
If you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, submit your application – we’d love to hear from you!