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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Biopharmaceutical Technician in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description

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. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

St. Louis, MO

How will you make an impact?

The candidate will be responsible for the performance of operations in support of the manufacture of Commercial and Clinical Biologics. He/She will be responsible for following Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and carrying out a variety of functions related to Upstream (cell culture) and Downstream (purification) bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing. These functions may include but are not limited to activities such as propagation of mammalian cell culture, conducting aseptic cell culture operations, execution of large scare production bioreactors (50L - 2000L), conducting large scale chromatography, viral inactivation, viral filtration, ultrafiltration and diafiltration, as well as aseptic filling of bulk drug substance.

Candidates must be willing to work second shift (example: 6:30 pm - 7:00 am) What will you do?

Execution of manufacturing batch records, work instructions and/or SOPs, with minimal instruction on a day-to-day basis and a focus on proactive ‘right the first time’ executions. Assist with batch record reconciliation.

• Assist in all Department functions, such as maintaining suite, supplies, equipment, logbooks and data in accordance with site SOPs and policies.

• Documentation of all activities to meet cGMP requirements. Execute document reviews and revisions. Daily record review, tasks, and databases. Actively provide feedback.

• Critical evaluation of processes, including foresight and thinking ahead.

• Complete preventative maintenance and work notifications tasks on time. Perform equipment testing and routine trouble-shooting.

• Ensure tasks are executed with a method of prioritization - interpret production schedules and complete tasks accordingly.

• Participate in shift exchanges, 1-1’s, meetings, attend meetings as necessary to facilitate area needs based on changes, etc. (lean activities).

• Perform timely consumption of materials and completion of quality documentation in appropriate systems

• Identify deviations and aid in investigations/root cause analysis. Work to complete documentation of deviations and events in appropriate systems

How will you get here?

• High school degree required. Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering preferred.

• 2-3 years of relevant experience in a related field or industry required.

• Experience in GMP environment preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


• Understanding ‘why’ and not just the ‘how’ of processes and practices

• Knowledge of cGMP practices preferred


• Mechanical Skills/ Analytical Skills/Method Automation

• MS Office • Strong math skills

• Strong prioritization skills

• Detail oriented

• Results driven

Abilities • Able to read, write, and communicate in English

• Able to understand and carry out instructions

• Reliable • Strong communication (written and verbal)

• Effectively multi-task

• Able to work in an environment of change

• Able to work independently and as part of a team

• Able to recognize problems developing, not just occurring

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here at https://jobs.thermofisher.com/page/show/eeo-affirmative-action-statement#accessibility for further assistance.

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.