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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Scientist, Manufacturing Sciences in Saint Louis, Missouri

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.

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This growth role is available in Manufacturing Science & Technology's (MS&T's) Process Validation department at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

How will you make an impact?

This position is responsible for being the primary statistical process control data analyst and technical problem solver for processes entering the commercial production phase of their process lifecycle. This role may have other process validation responsibilities as assigned, but will primarily retrieve process data, analyze the data, look for positive and adverse trends, correlate the findings, solve technical issues as noted by the data analysis for process improvement/ refinement, and create written reports about the exercise.

This person has developed a core competency in process validation and processes from the GMP scale production during late phase clinical runs through PPQ campaigns, and commercial campaigns, as well as identifying and leading technical investigations and providing technical advisement to Manufacturing Technical Support engineers.

What will you do?

  • Perform all functions associated with process validation support, specifically focusing on Continued Process Verification.

  • Author and perform the technical review of deviations and planned deviations, change controls, perform process monitoring (manufacturing data summary and analysis, data presentation), perform activities for lot release (assess deviations and process changes).

  • Make recommendations for process changes and sponsors these to the larger process team.

  • Provide data, analyses, write-ups, reviews, and other input to annual product reviews (APR)

  • Actively drive improvements for PV, OPS, and MTS practices and procedures.

  • Identify potential root causes of variation and deviations using a systematic approach. Expertise in use / application of variety of problem-solving tools e.g. Ishikawa, Kepner-Tregoe (KT), five-whys, etc. Resolve complex problems and lead multidisciplinary teams in developing and implementing solutions.

  • Represent Process Validation on project teams and interfaces with customer technical and Quality representatives once a project has reached commercialization. Represents Process Validation on internal teams (e.g. Deviation and project management meetings).

  • Participate in Customer and Regulatory Audits. Regularly interact with site and global leadership on matters concerning several functional areas and/or customers.

  • Work on CAPA and Deviations with minimal but some oversight to achieve quality, timely results.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor's degree is required in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or Statistics. Other engineering or science degree considered based on relevant work experience.


  • 4+ years of Biotech industry experience in commercial scale manufacturing operations. Disposable technology experience preferred.

  • 4+ years of experience with large scale process validation and/or manufacturing support (mammalian process required).

  • In depth knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices and US/EU regulations.

  • Knowledge of basic statistical analyses such as T-tests, F-tests, box-plots, understanding p values, etc. as well as control charting, Nelson's/Shewart's rules (or other statistical trending rules), etc.

  • Basic knowledge of statistical analysis and familiarity with a mainstream statistical software analysis program such as SAS, MiniTab, JMP, or Statistica as well as an intermediate knowledge of process validation principles and their application in biologics drug substance manufacturing.

  • Adhere to OHS policies and procedures and ensure a safe and healthy workplace environment

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.