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Thermo Fisher Scientific Engineer III, Systems Design in Hyrum, Utah

Job Title: Engineer III, Advanced Technology, R&D Logan, Utah

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of more than $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Location/Division Specific Information

This role will be based in Logan, Utah.

US - Logan, Utah/Bioproduction Division

How will you make an impact?

BioProcess Research Engineer - Advanced Technology, R&D will be responsible for research, design, and testing of new technologies for improving the production of large biologic molecule and cell based therapies. Identify or create viable new technologies, prove feasibility and conceptualize the implementation into biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Understand upstream and downstream biopharmaceutical workflow methods and develop new single-use products that will improve process efficiency, ease of use, and economies of scale. The ideal candidate will be able to rapidly integrate novel technologies into single use products and workflows for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

What will you do?

Drive product innovation through adaption of novel and existing technology - innovate via conceptualization, research, design, and evaluation

  • Propose new paths of technology research and vet these concepts with sound experimental design, understanding of core principles, and product development feasibility

  • Independently design experimental plans, perform studies, and analyze and report study results and recommendations both verbally and in written formats.

  • Perform engineering analysis and modeling (i.e. heat and mass transfer, CFD, surface chemistry, biological networks etc.) of components and systems.

  • Leverage expertise in the fields of biochemistry, physics, materials science, and chemical engineering - use these tools for technology conceptualization and research

  • Supports technology transfer into development

  • Oversees and assists in process characterization and process validation studies as needed (in-house or externally).

  • Supports troubleshooting and continuous process/product improvements as necessary

  • Document experimental results/concepts to support patent and intellectual property portfolio

  • Compile findings into documents ready for publication in academic or trade journals

  • Interface and provide consultation for engineering, quality, manufacturing, purchasing, marketing and sales groups as necessary to support transition of technologies into product development

  • Interact with customers on new product and process concepts including alpha and beta testing

Travel as required to perform job functions.    

How will you get here?


Bachelor's of Science degree or PhD. Preferred in Engineering - biological, biomedical, bioprocessing, biotechnology, chemical or materials.


  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience.

  • Ability to deconstruct technology concepts into core principles and determine feasibility for product development

  • Experience and/or aptitude in specifying, designing, and qualifying small and large scale bioprocess unit operations (mixing, filtration, cell culture, bioreactors, centrifugation, TFF/MF/UF, chromatography, purification, clonal development)

  • Experience in the medical device or biopharmaceutical industries.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of biocompatibility and material selection for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

  • Software proficiency: MS office programs, SAS/JMP, DoE, matlab/simulink, CAD (Solid works, AutoCAD a plus)

  • Polymer processing knowledge for the following is helpful: injection molding, extrusion, blow/cast films, solvent cast membranes and plastic welding

  • Strong knowledge of cell biology and/or biochemistry, especially with respect to interaction with biopharmaceutical processes and process equipment

  • Engineering research, design, modeling and analysis. Proficient in good engineering practices, statistics, and applied mathematics.

  • Knowledge of bioprocessing operations (cell culture, microbial fermentation, harvest & recovery) and cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) type environments.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Exceptional relocation assistance provided for qualified candidates.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.