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Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Austin, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


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:

  • Austin, TX
  • Genetic Sciences Division

How will you make an impact?
We are seeking a hard-working, diligent, and highly motivated molecular biologist to join our R&D team within the Agriculture Business unit based in Austin, TX.

A scientist with a background in molecular biology who has experience in next-generation sequencing is needed. Responsibilities include designing, carrying out, summarizing, and reporting genotyping experiments to support the R&D custom genotyping pilot lab. The candidate will run automated platforms to build libraries for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) on the GeneStudio S5 system. They will also assist in the development of new products, including digital PCR applications.

What will you do?

  • Preparing and Sequencing NGS libraries using the Ion S5 instruments.
  • Performing qPCR or digital PCR using common Thermo Fisher Scientific instruments.
  • Active participation in industry and team meetings.
  • Communicating results to customers and internal teams.
  • Working with statistical analysis software like JMP to analyze sequencing and PCR results.

The candidate will be required to maintain accurate research records and training files in accordance with relevant Thermo Fisher standards. We are seeking someone who can work well in a team environment. As part of a team, the candidate will be encouraged to maintain the flexibility to provide support to other projects short notice, while maintaining their own project(s). Since projects will often overlap, the ability to multitask is essential. The candidate will be encouraged to communicate results and conclusions clearly to other members of the team as well as business partners and outside collaborators on occasion. There are also chances to create contributions to scientific literature and attend conferences. All employees are expected to follow company safety regulations and procedures.

How will you get here?

  • Degree in Biology-related field with at least 2 years of industrial or academic experience.
  • Experience in Next Generation sequencing and qPCR.
  • Familiarity with automation platforms and high-throughput laboratory work.

Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Next generation sequencing library prep
  • Basic statistical analysis
  • Familiarity working with liquid-handling instrumentation.
  • Agricultural genomics or genotyping.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpret, summarize, and present scientific results in a clear, concise, and accurate manner to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Great teammate, able to work effectively with others.
  • Excellent time management skills and multi-tasking capabilities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Completing tasks independently.
  • Proven track record of creative thinking and consistent delivery as demonstrated by products/publications/presentations.
Our global team of more than 80,000 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.

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