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ThermoFisher Scientific Lab Application Scientist - Metabolomics in Lexington, Massachusetts

Work Schedule

Standard (Mon-Fri)

Environmental Conditions

Office, Some degree of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) required (safety glasses, gowning, gloves, lab coat, ear plugs etc.)

Job Description

Lab Scientist, Metabolomics (Lexington, MA)

Site based role in Lexington, MA

Job Posting Title: Applications Scientist - Metabolomics

How will you make an impact?

This opening is for a highly qualified and self-motivated individual to support our latest generation LC-MS instrumentation as a lab-based Application Scientist. As a member of the Thermo Fisher Scientific North Americas application support team, the candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary matrix team that includes regional sales representatives, marketing and service professionals, product development scientists, and engineers. Primary responsibilities will be to support the commercial field sales team by providing support for the newest Orbitrap technology, focusing mainly on small molecule omics (e.g. metabolomics, lipidomics, pharmaceutical) applications. Additional responsibilities may include providing pre-sales support to our LSMS sales team both virtually and at customer sites to position them for successful wins.

What will you do?

  • Conduct and participate actively in LCMS product demonstrations showcasing Thermo Scientific’s newest generation of mass spectrometry products (hybrid and tribrid Orbitrap technology).

  • 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 occasional 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.

  • Connect with customers in a professional manner.

  • Build 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.

How will you get here?

  • 5+ years of related experience with a Master’s degree is required or 2+ years of related experience with a PhD is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 3+ years of hands-on LCMS experience.

  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative small molecule LCMS workflows, with a strong emphasis on metabolomics and lipidomics.

  • This position requires extensive contact with customers and therefore outstanding verbal and written communication skills are required.

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

  • Ability to travel up to 25% within North America.

This position is not approved for relocation assistance.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus scheme, healthcare, company pension/retirement, and a range of employee benefits! Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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.