Thermo Fisher Scientific Steriles Large Project Scientist - R&D/MFG Scientist II in Greenville, North Carolina

Job Description


Investigates, develops, and implements processes and provides technical support for new production intermediates and final products on highly unique and complex projects. Works on significant technical/scientific project activities to execute strategies and technical solutions that meet client needs and expectations through broad expertise. Participates in technical discussions with clients with a high level of technical proficiency. Engages in creation of processes and equipment design for clinical, scale up, and/or registration batches, including technology transfer of projects to and from clients. Supports problem solving as necessary and uses independent judgment. Typically works in a specific scientific area, process validation, formulations, and/or manufacturing technical support. Makes decisions that frequently require developing new options to solve complex problems.

Essential Functions:

Participates in development of scientific strategy. Develops realistic proposals and timelines. Leads meetings/teleconferences with clients. Coordinates development of methods and processes that meet or exceed the expectations from clients and provide innovation as necessary. Coordinates research of industry practices and processes and applies to innovative drug development internally and for client products. Presents recommendations internally and to clients. Leads projects without supervision; may lead multiple projects, including managing project timelines and deliverables. Guides and advises during implementation of new methodologies and processes. Solves equipment and process-related problems. Liaises with internal engineering analytical, and operations functional areas to meet project and team objectives. At early stages of project life, will support the development of facility design, user requirements, equipment specifications, area qualifications, and FAT/SAT activities. Travel to client and vendor locations required to support project design and implementation. Performs all duties in strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Laboratory Practices and Safety guidelines. Maintains the necessary compliance status required by company and facility standards.


Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, related physical science, or Engineering.


Typically requires 5 years of scientific experience, including 3 years in a related life sciences field. If related Master's degree, typically requires 3 years of related experience.


Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


Advanced knowledge of varied aspects or a specialized aspect of a discipline and working knowledge of principles and concepts in other relevant disciplines. Excellent knowledge of scientific methodology and development as related to the pharmaceutical industry. Thorough knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Excellent critical and logical thinking skills. Effective written, interpersonal, and presentation skills, including managing technical discussions with internal and external clients. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to develop knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical processes, equipment, instrumentation, and procedures. Ability to keep current with scientific literature and industry trends relating to process technologies. Ability to develop technical solutions.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand and walk; ability to lift and/or carry light objects of up to 25 lbs. for brief periods.

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