Scientist III, Research & Development
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Bend, Oregon

Posted in Science and Research

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Job Description

TITLE: Scientist III R&D (Technical Project Lead)

Do you have a passion for innovative ideas and groundbreaking discoveries? With over $1 billion invested annually in R&D, at Thermo Fisher Scientific you'll help solve some of the world's toughest challenges, from giving cancer patients hope, ensuring safe drinking water and helping law enforcement tackle cases through forensics. We empower our teams to put science into meaningful action and give our R&D colleagues the autonomy, resources and tools they need to take science a step beyond.

Location/Division Specific Information

The Bend, Oregon site is a multi-product and multi-client pharmaceutical development site specializing in developing and manufacturing solid oral dosage formulations of small molecules in preclinical and early phase clinical trials (phase 1 and 2). We are the Solubilization Center of Excellence within Thermo Fisher's Pharma Services Group, and as such, have expertise in such technologies as hot-melt extrusion, spray-drying, and particle size reduction.

How will you make an impact?

The Technical Project Lead will lead the design and evaluation of formulations and manufacturing processes by creatively conducting experiments to deliver successful end products for use in clinical studies.

What will you do?

  • Serve as the primary research scientist/engineer in support of design, evaluation, and scale-up of novel formulations to support pre-clinical, clinical, and lifecycle management objectives. Be the technical owner of the project for the duration of its lifecycle at the site, serving as a key external-facing technical contact for client projects in conjunction with the assigned Project Manager and Analytical Lead within the "Core Team Model".
  • Evaluate, interpret, and summarize technical data to build meaningful knowledge sets and support sound decision making, acting as leader and participant in problem solving for formulations, equipment, and processes.
  • Develop and write protocols for formulation development work, assist with production of manufacturing batch records for clinical trial materials, and author/edit/review technical documents including SOPs and development reports.
You will use your detailed knowledge and understanding of core OSD technologies to meet compressed client timelines for bringing life-saving drugs to patients globally. You will work with the analytical development, project management, cGMP manufacturing, and other functional areas to design and conduct experimental plans, analyze data, and summarize resulting recommendations for clients. In parallel, you will mentor your fellow team members in formulation and process development principles and applied techniques to further enable client project successes as well as capturing market share.

How will you get here?


Master's or Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutics/pharmaceutical science, engineering, or a physical or biological science preferred. Bachelor's degree also acceptable with more years of experience.

  • 2+ years working in pharmaceutical development/manufacturing or related industry, preferably with solid oral dosage forms
  • Good knowledge of or ability to quickly learn Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously using good time management skills
  • Preferably, experience with statistics, process control, computer programming and risk management
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Decisive and self-motivated
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Excellent planning and organization skills; effective time management and prioritization to lead multiple projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable working in demanding, fast-paced environment
Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. A one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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