Senior Software Scientist

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
    San jose, CA

    Job Description

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 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, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

    Location/Division Specific Information
    Our Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Life Science Division is located in San Jose, CA. At this site, we develop and manufacture a complete range of high-end analytical instruments and software services that support customers within proteomics, clinical research, forensic toxicology, pharmaceutical, biotech, food safety, and environmental market segments.

    How will you make an impact?
    With your combined extensive knowledge in core sciences (ion physics, chemistry, etc) and computer programming for embedded systems, .net applications and cloud based software processing, you will be developing mass spectrometry instrument software. This includes real time control of instruments, associated algorithms for instrument control, instrument calibration, high speed performance and real time data analysis. You will be collaborating with scientists, software developers and chemists.

    What will you do?
    • Develop software for instrument control system of mass spectrometry instruments using a combination of Lua, Python, C#, C++ and C. The control system includes controlling various devices, and peripherals to run scans and modify the control parameters based on the data set obtained.
    • Design and implement algorithms and software control services for prototyping of new functions and ideas.
    • Develop procedures for calibration and tuning of various control elements in a mass spectrometer, like ion optic lenses, quadrupoles, ion traps and orbitraps, including mathematical and statistical modeling.
    • Bring-up code/systems in lab and test software builds.
    • Work closely with research scientists to implement and contribute to patentable ideas; external academic collaborators; and field support to troubleshoot and reproduce customer issues, when required.
    • Advance the group's capability by in-depth research, innovation and continuous improvement.

    How will you get here?

    Master's degree in Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related technical discipline; PhD degree is highly preferred

    • 1+ years relevant experience working with instrumentation, medical or analytical instruments either in industry or in an academic lab as a Post-Doctoral fellow
    • Hands on scientific and software development skills to design, implement, verify and deploy complex mass spectrometry and chromatography instruments and systems

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
    • Data structures and basic computing algorithms including sorting and searching.
    • Excellent programming know how with C++ and/or C#
    • Highly knowledgeable in scripting languages like Python or Lua
    • Experience with mass spectrometry is highly preferred
    • Experience working in an FDA regulated development environment desired
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to review and evaluate writing of others

    Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues 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 and Patheon. For more information, please visit

    Apply today!
    Posting ID: 558255726Posted: 2020-05-21