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Job Title: Staff Scientist, Field Applications (Purification) (Mid-Atlantic)
Company Name: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Richmond, VA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/23/2022
Expire Date: 12/18/2022
Job Categories: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Computers, Software, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Manufacturing and Production, Sales, Science, Purchasing, Quality Control, Research & Development, Web Technology, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Staff Scientist, Field Applications (Purification) (Mid-Atlantic)

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 Purification and Pharma Analytics (PPA) business develops and produces products for the purification of biotherapeutics including antibody therapies and vaccines such as those for the treatment of COVID-19. The business also provides analytical services that deliver accurate results in less than four hours for contaminant detection, identification and quantitation.

The position is remotely located in the Mid-Atlantic Region (NJ, MD, VA, WV, PA, D.C., NC). There is ~30% travel; primarily in MD and D.C.

How will you make an impact?

The Field Application Staff Scientist is remotely based in the Mid-Atlantic Region and will support the BioProduction Purification business.

What will you do?

  • Partner with the local commercial team to drive the technical aspects of pre-sales and post-sales activities with our bioprocess customers
  • Support POROS and Capture Select product lines and new product development activities for downstream processing
  • Presales – Technical presentations on the features and benefits of our products. Lead technical discussions on downstream purification challenges and position Thermo Fisher Scientific capabilities
  • Post sales – Consultation on product evaluations and purification process development,
  • chromatography optimization and troubleshooting, support pilot to large-scale column packing activities • Represent customer interests on product development teams, working with business and marketing colleagues to scope market segments, aid collection and analysis of the voice of customer data and aid development of product positioning statements.
  • A knowledge leader, who through their own contributions, demonstrates advanced uses of purification products to develop key proof statements and marketing literature to support product launches, business and commercial teams.
  • Write technical reports from customer interactions and own and monitor territory evaluations
  • Deploy new products into key customer alpha and beta-sites, provide onsite product support, analyze and present key findings and recommendations to product development teams.
  • Work alongside business development and sales representatives in pre and post-sale situations.
  • Be an accomplished presenter to deliver new product application messaging internally, at conferences and during interactions with customers.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing with customers and product line teams

How will you get here?


  • Minimum education requirement is an B.S. or higher degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology, biology or chemistry


  • Minimum of 4+ years in a downstream process development setting where chromatography-based purification methods were developed, scaled and validated or a similar chromatography resin vendor applications role
  • Experience with process scale column packing (30L)
  • Experience with filtration or other downstream unit operations

Position may require Covid-19 vaccination, including a booster and/or routine testing, per client discretion. As a requirement to be onsite at Thermo Fisher Scientific this position requires vaccination status disclosure upon employment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to operate and interpret data from AKTA or alternative process development LC chromatography workstations
  • Knowledge of small scale, pilot scale and 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
  • Ability to travel 20-30% of the time

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit

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