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US-CA-SanJose: Senior Scientist, Research in Biotech

Date: 23-Oct-2014
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Senior Scientist, Research

Major Responsibility:

Initiates the design, development, execution and implementation of technology research projects. Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products. Participate in projects from end to end: concept creation (research), product development, release to manufacturing, commercialization and support in the field. Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, and may contribute to scientific literature and conferences. May participate in development of patent applications. May coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts.

Minimum Requirements or Qualifications:

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 8 years of related experience in science, engineering, or related field (Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry); or a Master's degree with a minimum of 6 years of related experience; or a PhD with 3 years of related experience. Knowledge of mass spectrometer theory and components required (such as electromagnetic fields, ionization sources, mass analyzers, RF systems, electrometers, and charged particle detectors). Strong instrumentation design and troubleshooting ability. Ability to make independent decisions Ability to dissect problems and projects into manageable tasks Excellent group interaction skills and negotiating skills Strong written and oral communication skills Ability to accurately plan and define projects Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement Work must be done at our San Jose, CA location. Relocation may be provided.

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge in development of atmospheric pressure ion sources for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry is desirable. Previous successful academic or work-related experience mentoring peers preferred Proficient programming skills in one or more industry standard computer languages or firmware (Lua, Python, C#, C++, etc.)

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