Laboratory Technician – Thermo Fisher Scientific Oy, Vantaa



Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 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, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 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. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

About Finland

Our Finland locations include Vantaa and Joensuu, employing over 900 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 and develops and manufactures 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, self-driven result orientated team player for a Laboratory Technician role for a fixed-term position until 31st of August 2021. 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. You will be working in the Microbiology Division (MBD) Vantaa Food Protection R&D team.

What will you do?

You will be part of the molecular food protection R&D team responsible for designing and developing new molecular diagnostic products to complement the current microbiology product range. Your work will include product development tasks focused on molecular and microbial methods, sample preparation, NGS experiments, instrument and laboratory maintenance. You maintain formal laboratory records and report results to the R&D team. You are expected to execute projects in accordance with agreed plans and schedules and planning your own work assisted by R&D Scientists.

How will you get here?

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar in biosciences or biotechnology or related field (e.g. microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, engineering discipline)
  • >1 years relevant research experience
  • Solid knowledge of NGS technology and molecular methods
  • Experience on IonTorrent platform preferred
  • Knowledge and experience of basic microbiological techniques and methods
  • Experience from bacterial and DNA work and working in BSL2 and BSL3 laboratories preferred
  • Knowledge of scientific instrumentation and various software applications related to molecular biology
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong teamwork capabilities
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and balance changing needs
  • Good computer skills and experience in MS Office package
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Finnish

Please send in your application, including a cover letter, CV and salary request in English (in one document). Please apply via http://jobs.thermofisher.com/ by 13.12.2020. Reference: 137580BR. Please apply as soon as possible, the position will be filled as soon as suitable candidate is found.

If you have questions about Thermo Fisher Scientific and/or the position – please contact Tiina Karla, R&D Supervisor, tiina.karla@thermofisher.com.

About us:

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Join us and contribute to our mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer: http://jobs.thermofisher.com