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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Sterility Assurance Leader, LPE in Grand Island, New York

Job Title: Sr. Sterility Assurance Leader, LPE (Laboratory Plastics Essentials)

Requisition ID: 132824BR

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.


This role will be remote (work from home) but this individual will need to be easily accessible to the Rochester, NY sites for traveling purposes as necessary. Up to 50% travel (some international) altogether may be required.

How will you make an impact?

The Senior Sterility Assurance Leader will be responsible for overseeing the ethylene oxide and radiation (gamma and e-beam) sterility assurance programs that encompass both R&D and Operations relating to sterile laboratory plastic consumables, including medical devices. The Senior Sterility Assurance Specialist will engage with Engineering, Scientists, and Quality to ensure that sterilization validations are adequately documented and follow internationally recognized standards and applicable regulations. The Senior Sterility Assurance Specialist will also work to develop and maintain global guidance documents for LPE sites to use and implement into their quality systems.

What will you do?

  • Review and approve sterilization validations and re-validations for LPE products in Europe and North America

  • Support customer, notified body, and regulatory audits as needed

  • Ensuring that sterilization studies conform to the most current internationally recognized standards and applicable regulations

  • Act as quality representative for sterilization projects

  • Providing direction and oversight to Scientists, Specialists, and Engineers

  • Provide guidance to sterility specialists on project planning and execution

  • Work with both R&D and Site Operations on resolving issues related to sterilization and / or contamination

  • Long-term and short-term strategic planning for sterilization in the division

  • Conduct internal and external audits relating to sterilization, as needed

  • Communicate updates to executive leadership on sterilization projects


  • Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering - preferably Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field; excessive experience in lieu of degree may be acceptable


  • Minimum 5+ years' related sterilization experience

  • Supervisory background is preferred (will have direct reports in the future)

  • Experience in ISO 13485, ISO 11137 and FDA medical device sterilization is required

  • Work experience with stability studies

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Familiarity with ISO, AAMI, ASTM standards relating to sterilization and related topics

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