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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist III, Protein Biology in Rockford, Illinois

Position Summary:

Leads projects in support of development of new products and evaluation of new technology for protein preparation, purification, and analysis.

  • Participates in the design and execution of research and development projects for cell lysis, protein purification, protein clean-up, and protein analysis.

  • Serves as Technical Leader on R&D project teams to develop reagents, assays, and kits that support membrane protein research and structural studies.

  • Collaborates with biologists and chemists to develop novel tools to purify recombinant and endogenous proteins from cells and tissue.

  • Maintains an in-depth knowledge of protein purification tools and strategies, membrane protein solubilization techniques, and protein interactions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designs and performs laboratory experiments independently

  • Serves as Technical Leader on R&D projects of increasing complexity and number

  • Gives effective scientific presentations

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of relevant fields and techniques

  • Collaborates with technical and commercial partners

  • Independently writes technical methods for production, testing, and use of new products

  • Attends scientific conferences and presents work through posters and publications

  • Supports other departments such as manufacturing, technical service, and ASL by providing scientific guidance

  • Contributes well considered ideas for new products and improvements to procedures

  • Presents proposals and project updates to the NPC Steering committee

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Has a strong knowledge of protein biochemistry, regulation, cell biology and protein interaction technology. Knowledge and experience with membrane proteins is highly preferred.

  • Experience in protein expression and purification, cell lysis and other sample preparation techniques.

  • Follows recent developments in the protein biochemistry field and is aware of market trends and competitors.

  • Solves problems in complicated situations through the application and integration of analytical skills, creativity and judgment

  • Demonstrates leadership and team building skills.

  • Adapts communication to accommodate audience diversity

  • Experience in product development and/or project management is highly desirable.

  • Sets broad example for others through thoroughness, accuracy, and commitment.

  • PhD, MS degree and 3+ years of experience, or BS degree and 5+ years of experience

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.