QC Scientist

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Frederick County, MD
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Organization Type
Job Title: Scientist I, Quality Control
Reports to: Quality Manager, QC
Location: Frederick, Maryland
When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

* Plans and performs quality control testing of reagents and kits utilizing the Ion PGM Dx System.
* Collects and analyzes data for final disposition using preapproved documentation as well as troubleshoots assays.
* Participate in QC Method Validation and Method Transfer activities
* Participate in stability study activities
* Train new and existing QC operators on new and existing Quality Control test methods.
* Performs and documents equipment maintenance.
* Update QC test methods, QBR's, forms, and SPC's to align with current laboratory practices and improvements
* As time allows, support product development programs
* Maintain laboratory testing inventory and supplies
* Write and execute stability protocols and reports
* Preparing samples
* Perform peer review of QC data packets
* Initiates problem reporting (deviations, non-conformances, failures, corrective and preventive actions) via TrackWise and performs root cause investigation and analysis for OOS and complaints.
* Ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced
* Recording and sometimes interpreting results to present to senior colleagues
* Using computers and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs
* Keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability
* Following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks
* Perform other activities as directed by QC Manager
Minimum Qualifications:

* Degree in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, or related degree
* MS + 1-2 years relevant industry experience
* BS + 3-5 years relevant industry experience
* Hands on experience with NGS technologies or a very strong understanding of Ion Torrent sequencing technology preferred
* Must be skilled in basic molecular biology techniques
* Working knowledge of general cGMP lab compliance
* Good pipetting technique
* Proficiency in Excel
* Ability to perform independently & as part of a team
* Ability to work in dynamic, fast paced team environment
* Excellent communication/interpersonal and presentation skills
* Experience writing & reviewing technical documentation.
Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, or clinical lab QC environment
* Experience with ISO 13485 and cGMP
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com
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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