Laboratory technician, manufacturing science


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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 www.thermofisher.com. 

About Finland

Our Finland locations include Vantaa and Joensuu, employing over 1,000 professionals supporting functions such as production, instrument and reagent manufacturing, R&D, marketing, sales, quality, administrative support and supply chain. We hire experts in different fields including engineering, chemistry, microbiology and bioinformatics. Our Vantaa site develops pipettes and microplate instruments as well as clinical chemistry and industrial chemistry analyzers, laboratory automation solutions and food safety kits. It is conveniently located close to the Vantaankoski railway station. Please read more about Finnish sites, innovative work and collaborative colleagues at https://jobs.thermofisher.com/global/en/finland.

Take a look how our software professionals in Finland are enjoying our innovative work atmosphere and the role they are playing in helping humankind: https://youtu.be/wDm4NLxq3nI

How will you make an impact?

We are looking for a proactive and self-driven Laboratory Technician for a fixed term position for the period 15.8.2022-31.12.2023 with potential to a permanent position in Production after 1.1.2024. You enjoy working with high technology products and driving multiple initiatives at the same time. You want to develop yourself and the way of working. We offer motivating tasks in an innovative and international working environment.

What will you do?

You will be part of the Molecular Food Protection team, with up to 35 other members, responsible for designing and developing new molecular diagnostic products to complement the current microbiology product range, and production and support of these products.

Your work will include manufacturing and quality control of Food Protection molecular products (reagents related to DNA extraction and qPCR) and conducting molecular experiment work on the enhancement of Molecular Food Protection manufacturing processes. You will conduct molecular and microbial methods such as sample preparation, real-time PCR experiments, analyze results and maintain instruments and laboratory. You are expected to contribute by thinking through issues related to laboratory work. You are well-organized and able to maintain formal laboratory and manufacturing records. You enjoy working with high technology products and want to develop yourself and the way of working.

How will you get here?

  • >1 years relevant experience of working in laboratory and/or production environment
  • Solid knowledge of real-time PCR and molecular methods
  • Knowledge of basic microbiological techniques and methods
  • Good computer skills and experience in MS Office package
  • Good written and spoken Finnish, and preferably English
  • Strong teamwork capabilities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of lyophilization and enzyme technology is preferred

Please send in your application, including a cover letter, CV and salary request in English. Please apply via http://jobs.thermofisher.com/ by 22nd of July 2022. Reference: 210717BR. Please apply as soon as possible, the position will be filled as soon as suitable candidate is found.

If you have questions about the position and/or Thermo Fisher Scientific – please contact Pauliina Heikkinen, Manufacturing Science Supervisor, +358503581432 (on Monday 18.7. at 13:00-14:00 or Tuesday 19.7. at 10:30-11:30).

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