BioProduction Purification Field Application Scientist

Job Description

Position Summary:
The Thermo Fisher bioproduction purification business, consisting of both the Poros and Capture Select brands, innovates state of the art purification solutions for protein, gene therapy and cell therapy developers. Our portfolio consists of Poros based anion, cation and hydrophobic resins such as Poros HS and Poros XQ, with a breadth ion exchange strength and pore size properties, enabling a wide variety of applications. Recent production of AAV affinity capture and two new HIC resins, benzyl and benzyl ultra have just launched with great success. We are recruiting a technically knowledgeable purification engineer/scientist with excellent communication skills and a business acumen to help bring these solutions to fruition at customer sites. Working with early startups and fortune 100 pharmaceutical developers, you wil provide technical consultation from evaluation, through process development into large scale implementation. You will gain an unparalleled perspective of purification market trends by working directly with customers on today’s most pressing technical challenges.

Responsibilities:
Work directly with customers to understand their purification goals and challenges
Strategically position Thermo Fisher Scientific Poros and Capture Select solutions in the context of customer needs
Successfully guide customers during evaluation, process development and implementation of Poros and Capture Select products
Effectively communicate and position Thermo Fisher Scientific purification value proposition in the context of alternative market solutions
Consultant on all scales of process optimization from pilot to large-scale column packing activities
Accurately and quantitatively document market observations at both a technical and business level
Contribute to knowledge management databases

Minimum Qualifications:
B.S. or higher degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology, biology or chemistry
3-5 years of Chromatography experience in either a downstream process development setting where chromatography-based purification methods were developed, scaled and validated or a downstream field applications role
Ability to operate and interpret data from AKTA or alternative process development LC chromatography workstations
Knowledge of small-scale, pilot scale or large scale chromatography and column packing
Knowledge of analytics used to support purification process development, including HPLC, ELISA, SDS-PAGE and Spectroscopy and ability to interpret such data sets.
Ability to work independently, analyze data, troubleshoot and speak in a public setting
Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with process scale column packing (>100L)
Experience with filtration or other downstream unit operations
Experience working in an external-facing role

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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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