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ThermoFisher Scientific Sr Site Specialist - Hybrid Modality Lab in Thousand Oaks, California

Work Schedule

Standard (Mon-Fri)

Environmental Conditions

Able to lift 40 lbs. without assistance, Adherence to all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Safety Standards, Office, Some degree of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) required (safety glasses, gowning, gloves, lab coat, ear plugs etc.)

Job Description

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Location/Division Specific Information

Unity Lab Services provides a single source for coordinated lab services, support, and supply management. Our customized service offerings and elite service experts have the flexibility and experience to uniquely address our customer’s laboratory's business needs.

Discover Impactful Work:

The position supports the daily support of the Scientific Service Program, enabling the team to consistently deliver high levels of customer service for Research and Development. Responsible for meeting goals and objectives of the customer location, as determined by contractual requirements.

A day in the Life:

  • Oligonucleotide synthesizer and HPLC set up, instrument start up/shutdown and maintenance

  • Order and pickup monomers, amidites and reagents.

  • Preparation of media / reagents and refilling systems with reagents as needed.

  • Order solutions and buffers, pickup materials, and organize

  • Fractions analysis and pooling

  • siRNA sample purification, desalting, endotoxin testing, and concentration/purity checks

  • Peptide receiving, reformatting, purification, and shipping

  • Solid and liquid waste management – ensuring compliance of labels and replacing as needed

  • Participate in customer and internal team meetings

  • Follows well defined procedures as outlined by Best Practices, SOP’s & work instructions

  • Support other duties as assigned

Keys to Success:


  • Must possess a minimum of an Associate degree in related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.


  • 1-2 years of experience in a GXP laboratory setting preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Attention to detail; technical problem-solving skills; and multi-task

  • Trained in basic laboratory safety.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Proven excellence in customer service skills.

  • Detail oriented, problem solver, while promoting a team environment.

  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and confident working in systems and databases.

  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to prioritize tasks to support objectives to completion.

  • Ability to establish and develop positive customer relationships.

  • Demonstrate expertise in the ability to identify inefficiencies in any process and make recommendations for improvement.

  • Ability to instantly adapt to a flexible and changing schedule.

  • Good time management and organizational skills.

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

  • Works primarily at customer locations, in office environment to include cubicles and/or in and around shipping/receiving docks, stock rooms, storage locations and laboratory environments.

  • Walking/standing required for 75-85% of the day.

  • May pass through areas where chemical-based allergens may be in use (such as penicillin, tetracycline, etc.).

  • Ability to lift, push and pull 30-40 pounds consistently; may be required to lift 50 lbs.

  • May be able to use material handling equipment such as push carts and pallet jacks.

  • Depending on the area of the building, personal protective equipment may be worn to include lab coats, coveralls, hood, facemask, hairnets and/or safety gloves.

  • Some areas require steel toe shoes, bump hats and/or safety glasses.


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus, healthcare, 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.

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.

Apply today!

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.

Accessibility/Disability Access

Job Seekers with a Disability: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers accessibility service for job seekers requiring accommodations in the job application process. For example, this may include individuals requiring assistance because of hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairments. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or assisting a person with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-855-471-2255*. Please include your contact information and specific details about your required accommodation to support you during the job application process.

*This telephone line is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requiring accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Messages left for other purposes, such as not being able to get into the career website, following up on an application, or other non-disability related technical issues will not receive a response.

Compensation and Benefits

The hourly pay range estimated for this position based in California is $19.64–$29.45.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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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.