Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist III, Molecular Biology in Austin, Texas

Job Description

When you’re 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.


  • Apply technical knowledge to develop novel kits/reagents/ instruments for nucleic acid purification from various sample types.

  • Conduct experiments and/or evaluation of specific products.

  • Performs database analyses for scientific publications.

  • Develop a hypothesis and then design the necessary set of experiments to test the hypothesis with limited guidance. Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of their experiments.

  • Maintains an accurate and detailed lab notebook based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments.

  • May assist in preparing material for manuals, articles for the newsletter, patents or scientific publications.

  • Prepares regular reports documenting experiments.

  • Ability to read a scientific paper, reproduce the experiments described and understand the conclusions.

  • May attend trade shows and workshops as Thermo Fisher representative and give presentations to the customers.

  • Able to exercise independent judgment within generally defined procedures, laboratory methods, and techniques.

  • Perform a dilution series to create a standard curve.

  • Perform lab calculations needed to make solutions from powder or from stock solutions.

  • Operate most basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, UV light box and camera, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR and qPCR instruments, plate reader. Level of comfort with complex biological instrumentation a plus

  • Has routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, PCR, RT-PCR, cloning, sequencing. Strong theoretical understanding of the procedures.

  • Basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, powerpoint, e-mail and searching the internet.


  • Bachelors and 4 years of experience or Masters degree in Biological Science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or related field and 2 years of experience.

  • Industrial experience in product development environment a plus.

This position does not offer relocation assistance.

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.