Associate Research Scientist – HPLC

Thermo Fisher Scientific
May 19, 2023
King of Prussia, PA
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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

As an Associate Research Scientist you will perform a variety of complex sample preparation and analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or biological matrices. This position is mainly Large Molecule: HPLC, CE-SDS and cIEF.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Performs a variety of complex sample preparation and analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and /or biological matrices for stability and analytical testing.
  • Works with multiple functional groups to meet business needs.
  • Plans and organizes work with periodic supervision.
  • Sets up and maintains analytical instrumentation.
  • Trains on routine operation, maintenance and theory of analytical instrumentation, SOPs and regulatory procedures and guidelines.
  • Ensures QA findings are addressed appropriately.
  • Aids and training to other team members.
  • Problem solving, either independently or with assistance pertaining to extraction and/or instrumentation problems.
  • Communicates project status to project leader.
  • Performs work assignments accurately, and in a timely and safe manner.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor's degree in a Science related field or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 6 to 8 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of multiple applicable techniques such as: HPLC (IEX, SEC, and RP), CE-SDS,CGE and cIEF.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Proven ability to interpret data by performing trend analysis.
  • Proven ability in technical writing skills.
  • Ability to independently optimize analytical methods.
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team.
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