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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist I, Cell Culture in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Job Title: Scientist I, Cell Culture

Requisition ID: 150978BR

When you are 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.

Location/Division Specific Information

This position is part of the Research and Development team located at the Hunt Valley, MD site. This site is part of the Bioproduction Division within the Life Sciences Group.

How will you make an impact?

The selected candidate will generate dry powder pilot material, execute approved study plans to assess physical and biological performance of the media, and directly support various projects and analysis of scientific data. A Scientist I must be able to work flexible hours.

What will you do?

The candidate will produce powdered media and carry out laboratory experiments associated with the development

of cell culture media formulations.

  • Responsible for staging and compounding of raw materials, milling, blending, process control monitoring, and good documentation practices to produce dry powder media

  • Perform physical and biological testing of dry powder and use equipment such as pipettors, balances, osmometer, turbidimeter, moisture meter, particle size analyzer, and pH meters

  • Performs cleaning, inspection, calibration, and assist in the maintenance of equipment.

  • Handle raw materials per site protocols and safety requirements

  • Generate electronic batch records for use in producing dry powder batches

  • Make observations and conduct analysis of data in support of product and process quality.

  • Maintain accurate lab notebooks and data files to support protection of intellectual property in accordance with Thermo Fisher standards

  • Comply with all company safety, quality, team, and site procedures and regulations.

  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned

How will you get here?


Bachelor's degree (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology/Biomedical engineering or other related discipline with equivalent knowledge and experience) with 0-2 years of experience in a manufacturing/lab environment


  • Experience with small scale mammalian cell culture techniques

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate scientific results in clear, concise, and accurate manner

  • Excellent organization skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate and manage multiple project tasks

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of aqueous chemistry of biochemical, organic compounds, polymers and metal salts used in cell culture media.

  • Understanding of chemical, biochemical and physical interactions of cell culture media and reagent components

  • Theoretical and practical experience in formulation and manufacturing of cell culture media, supplements and reagents is highly desired.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 85,000 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!

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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.