Thermo Fisher Scientific Lab Applications Scientist in Bannockburn, Illinois

Job Description

Job Title : Lab Applications Scientist

Location : Bannockburn, IL

As a member of the Thermo Fisher Scientific North America Center of Excellence (CoE), you will work within a multi-disciplinary matrix team that includes regional sales representatives, marketing and service professionals, product development scientists, and engineers. When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, and you’ll be valued and recognized for your performance. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

A dynamic and self-motivating individual is required at our Bannockburn, IL location to support state-of-the-art LCMS instrumentation as a Lab Application Scientist. Primary responsibilities will be to conduct LCMS product demonstrations related to (but not limited to) qualitative and quantitative small molecule (e.g. environmental, food safety, clinical) applications. Additional responsibilities include technical and application support to ensure customer success and satisfaction in these application areas.


  • Conduct and participate actively in LCMS product demonstrations showcasing Thermo Scientific’s state of the art mass spectrometry products (Ion Trap, QQQ, and Orbitrap based products).

  • Provide pre and post sales technical support as well as applications assistance in response to customer inquiries (both internal and external), including education, training and on-site visits.

  • Develop new applications applying Thermo Scientific LCMS offerings, including writing application notes, peer reviewed publications, and presenting at the appropriate scientific conferences.

  • Communicate with customers in a professional manner.

  • Create well-organized information-rich tools (documents and seminars) and effectively deliver them in an engaging manner.

  • Combine conceptual and analytical knowledge to independently address difficult problems.

  • Independently prioritize projects and manage behavior to most effectively accomplish core job functions.

  • Lead team projects and mentor junior colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical discipline with at least 5+ years of relevant experience; or advanced degree with 2-3 years of relevant experience; or equivalent work experience.

  • 2+ years of hands-on LCMS experience.

  • A solid understanding of qualitative and quantitative small molecule LCMS workflows (e.g., metabolite ID, environmental, food safety and clinical analyses) and associated structural elucidation is required.

  • A solid understanding of associated sample preparation for LC/MS analysis is important.

  • Solid competency in a broad range of LCMS instrumentation both qualitative and quantitative.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills (English).

  • A proven track record to work independently and a strong work ethic is critical.

  • Ability to travel 20% within North America required

  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or Ph.D. in Chemistry or a Bioscience or equivalent education plus work experience.

  • Previous experience on Thermo Scientific MS instrumentation preferred.

  • Knowledge of small molecule quantitative and qualitative workflows and associated informatics.

  • Self-motivated to drive continuous learning

  • Track record in achieving or exceeding commercial management objectives on a consistent basis.

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.