Scientist I, Upstream Process Development

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
    Alachua, FL

    Job Description

    Scientist I Upstream Process Devlopment
    Requisition ID 118101BR

    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.
    Alachua, Florida/Viral Vector Services

    How will you make an impact?

    In this role you will support the development and optimization of processes that produce viral vectors. These viral vectors are used in clinical trials that treat or cure patients of life threatening diseases.

    What will you do?
    • Maintain various mammalian and insect cell lines for multiple projects
    • Expand cell lines for vector production
    • Work in a team environment
    • Some other functions include: production and testing of Research Cell and Viral Banks (RCB and RVB), transfection or infection of cells, DOEs, process scale up
    You will support Upstream Process Development (PD) activities that enables VVS to deliver a scalable manufacturing process to its clients for the purpose of producing viral vector material for clinical use. This will include active involvement in the vector production process and researching/sourcing reagents, equipment and materials for specific activities related to the process. You will work closely with Manufacturing personnel to ensure that the process developed in PD is successfully transitioned to clinical Manufacturing.

    Work Hours: Daily, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Requires availability to work early in the morning, in the evenings, holidays, weekends and overtime when required to meet timelines. These hours would be mandatory.

    How will you get here?


    A bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization (molecular biology, virology, biochemistry, microbiology).

    • New grads with lab experience are encouraged to apply.
    • Laboratory experience
    • Preferred: hands on experience with cell culture, transfection, rAAV production, familiar with gene therapy vector production
    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
    • Aseptic Technique
    • Working knowledge of modern laboratory procedures
    • Multi-task
    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

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

    Posting ID: 558255746Posted: 2020-05-21