Co-Op, Process Sciences

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
    Cambridge, MA
    Full-time

    Job Description

    JOB SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE

    The co-op will support the late stage process development, process establishment, and process characterization for viral vector-based therapeutics for cell and gene therapies. This position is laboratory based and requires the candidate to be eager to learn and be hands-on. The co-op will function with direct supervision from Process Sciences (PS) scientists and will be actively engaged in development and transfer of cell and gene therapy products.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Participate in PS teams for development, manufacturing, and testing of viral vector therapies. Includes authoring of upstream or downstream plan documentation and associated production and/or testing protocols.
    • Execute PS process establishment and process characterization runs, ensuring documentation is followed and completed real time.
    • Execute cell culture and downstream laboratory work and/or analytical testing while maintaining good laboratory practice.
    • Maintain an accurate schedule/project plan of assigned PS lab work and deliverable.
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Completed at least 3 semesters of undergraduate studies and had at least on laboratory course in any of the following: Chemical Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or Biochemistry. Laboratory experience preferred.
    • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; written and oral. Ability to be hands-on and a desire to learn
    • Ability to function in a fast-paced dynamic team environment and balance prioritize multiple projects
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/FACTORS:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee:
    • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment & handle multiple priorities.
    • Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Requires overtime to work evenings, weekends or holidays, as required to meet project timelines.
    • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
    Note: This job description is not all-inclusive. Additional duties may be performed, as assigned. It acts as a guideline and is subject to change over time.

    Posting ID: 552792526Posted: 2020-05-21