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Thermo Fisher Scientific Field Applications Scientist - Purification in Salem, Oregon

Position Summary:

The Thermo Fisher bioproduction purification business, consisting of both the Poros and Capture Select brands, innovates state-of-the art purification solutions for monoclonal antibody (mAb) or similar therapeutic modality, recombinant protein, gene therapy and cell therapy. We are recruiting a technically knowledgeable purification Engineer/ Scientist with excellent communication skills and a business acumen to help bring solutions to address customers challenges. Working with early startups and fortune 100 Bio/ Pharmaceutical companies, you will provide technical consultation and scientific support from process screening/ optimization and other process development activities, into subsequent large / production scale implementation within in an assigned geographic territory. The successful candidate is expected to provide technical seminars, training, hands-on bench work, product demonstrations, and technical customer service activities to support Sales objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert technical leadership by demonstrating application knowledge to Design-In Thermo Fisher chromatography resins.

  • Strategically position Thermo Fisher Scientific POROS and Capture Select solutions in the context of customer needs

  • Work directly with customers to understand their purification goals and challenges.

  • Develop and maintain business relationships with the accounts in their region through personal contact on a regular basis.

  • Successfully guide customers during evaluation, process development and implementation of POROS and Capture Select products

  • Effectively communicate and position Thermo Fisher Scientific purification value proposition in the context of alternative market solutions

  • Consultant on all scales of process development from pilot to large-scale, including column packing activities

  • Accurately and quantitatively document market observations at both a technical and business level

  • Solid problem-solving skills with ability to resolve complex problems, communicate issues and propose solutions to both external customers and internal team members.

  • Contribute to knowledge management databases

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in biochemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology, biology or chemistry

  • 7 years of relevant chromatography experience in a downstream Process Development (PD) setting where chromatography-based purification methods were developed, scaled and validated AND/OR a downstream Field Applications / Product Specialist role

  • Ability to operate and interpret data from AKTA or alternative process development LC chromatography workstations and/or high process development throughput systems.

  • Knowledge of small-scale, pilot scale or large-scale chromatography and column packing

  • Knowledge of analytics used to support purification process development, including HPLC, ELISA, SDS-PAGE and Spectroscopy and ability to interpret such data sets.

  • Ability to work independently, analyze data, troubleshoot and speak in a public setting

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with process scale column packing (>100L)

  • Experience with Pilot Plant or cGMP Biopharma production

  • Experience with filtration or other downstream unit operations

  • Strong, working knowledge of chromatographic techniques plus hands on experience in protein purification

  • Good understanding and knowledge of the Biopharmaceutical /Biotech Industry

  • Team oriented with a customer satisfaction mindset

  • Demonstrated interpersonal & communication skills (ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, to external customers, global counterparts and to team members in other functional organizations)

  • Ability to multi-task effectively and manage multiple priorities at one time.Experience working in an external-facing role

This position has not been approved for relocation.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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