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Scientist i – Development Operations

August 5 2022
Categories Microbiology, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Production, Operations, Quality, Safety
Whitby, ON

Scientist I - Development Operations

This role requires flexibility to work in the morning and afternoon shifts on a rotation.

How will you make an impact?

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 and you’ll be valued and recognized for your performance. With dedicated managers and inspiring coworkers to support you, you’ll find the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world while building a vibrant career!

What will you do?

Provides analytical support in the Laboratory Operations Department by following standard practices. Assists with method development and evaluation activities. Performs method validations and Research & Development (R&D) analytical testing. Makes detailed observations and reviews, documents, and communicates test results.


  • Documents all experimental data in accordance with Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original and Accurate (ALCOA).
  • Independently carries out HPLC, dissolution and physical testing analysis testing following established procedures Analytical Methods & Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Works Proficiency with Empower, NuGenesis, MS Word & Excel Software.
  • Performs basic troubleshooting to overcome system suitability failures.
  • Follows method validation protocols and carries out method validation bench work.
  • Supports ECS (excipient compatibility study) testing.
  • Recognizes and reports unexpected or Out Of Specification (OOS) results immediately to the Supervisor and conducts laboratory investigations under direction.
  • It May be essential to perform alternating or rotating shift work (as required)

How will you get there?



  • B.Sc. in chemistry or a related field.


  • Previous experience in a science-related environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good understanding of basic chemistry and experience with common laboratory equipment and operation.
  • Good understanding of chromatographic separations.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative chemical or microbiological analysis.
  • Awareness of quality and regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Good problem-solving skills and a logical approach to solving scientific problems.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Ability to read and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as determination of test reliability, analysis of variance, and correlation techniques.
  • Proficiency in the English language.
  • Works well independently and in a team environment.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $40 billion. 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. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or augmenting efficiency in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our distributed 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 and Patheon. We share a common set of values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement – working together to accelerate research, solve sophisticated scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at ThermoFisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued!

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