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Thermo Fisher Scientific
San Jose, California, United States (on-site)
4 days ago
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New Haven, Connecticut, United States (on-site)
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Thermo Fisher Scientific
San Jose, California, United States
4 days ago
Job Function
Res. & Dev. Scientist


Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $40 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 sophisticated analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or growing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

The Staff Scientist role is in the Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry business unit, part of the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Division, and located in San Jose, CA. At this site, we offer customers 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?

We build market-leading Mass Spectrometry solutions to help our customers advance science. Our products are designed with a customer oriented mind set in order to shape the lab of the future by accelerating innovation, developing state of the art technologies, and delivering end to end solutions.

This role will contribute to the design and development of technologies critical to supporting Thermo Fisher Scientific’s position as the leader in mass spectrometry.

What will you do?

You will combine extensive knowledge of core sciences like ion physics and chemistry with computer programming for embedded systems and .Net applications. The ability to effectively communicate and work in a diverse environment with scientists, software developers and chemists is paramount to success in this role.
Develop software for instrument control system of mass spectrometry instruments using a combination of Lua, Python, 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, and ion traps, including mathematical and statistical modeling.
Bring-up code/systems in lab and test software builds. Work closely with research scientists to implement and participate in patentable ideas.
Advances the group’s capability by in-depth research, innovation, and continuous improvement.
Work with external academic collaborators Work with field support in solving and reproducing customer issues, when required.

How will you get here?
Master's degree or a PhD in scientific fields like Mass Spectrometry, Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering.
• Minimum of 2 years relevant experience working with instrumentation, medical or analytical instruments either in industry or in an academic lab as a post-Doctoral fellow.
• Strong scientific and software development skills to design, implement, verify, and deploy complex mass spectrometry and chromatography instruments and systems.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to review and evaluate writing of others.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Data structures and basic computing algorithms including sorting and searching.
• Excellent programming knows how with C++ and or C#.
• Knowledge of scripting languages like Python or Lua.
• Experience with Mass spectrometry is desired.
• Experience working in an FDA regulated development environment desired.
• Works well in a team setting.
• Be agile with changing environments and execute tasks timely.

Our global team of more than 130,000 colleagues share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation, and support patients in need.
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.

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Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in California is $129,400.00–$194,050.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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Job ID: 73493292

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