Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist I, Cell Biology in Frederick, Maryland

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.

The position represents an opportunity to support a team of scientists engaged in the development and commercialization of the culture system products relevant to Cell Therapy/Cell Biology. The successful candidate will have a strong background in cell culture and hands-on experience with culturing cells, both in suspension and adherent. Objectives include optimization of the isolation, culture & expansion of distinct immune relevant cell types. Duties will include the culture of immune cells and other cells types, as required for specific experimental objectives, as well as the design, execution, and analysis of results. Employ a diverse array of assays and analytical tools to address key biological questions and product requirements. Critical thinking skills and attention detail are a must. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to play a significant role in creating next-generation cell culture products and learn the product development process in a leading biotechnology company. Due to nature of projects, some weekend work will be required in order to maintain these cultures and experimental or project timelines.

Key Skills

  • Extensive cell culture and sterile tissue culture technique experience required.

  • Experience in immunostaining, flow cytometry, and immune cell isolation is desired

  • Be an effective team member with the ability to be an active listener & quick learner, possess strong work ethics and a sense of urgency to execute on project objectives, ability to work independently in a fast-paced product development setting with minimal supervision.

  • Participate in the design, execution, and analysis of experiments with a moderate level of supervision.

  • Understand stringency of timelines and be accountable for the timely delivery of assigned tasks, some weekend work may be required based on the project.

  • Highly organized, ability to maintain well-documented laboratory protocols and notebooks.

  • Perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.


  • Requires BS degree with a minimum of 1 years’ experience in Cell Biology or related Life Sciences discipline

  • Prior laboratory experience in a research setting is required . Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable experience in immunology. Industry and/or product development experience is a plus but not required.

This position does not offer relocation benefits.

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.