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Thermo Fisher Scientific
San Jose, California, United States
21 days ago


  • As part of the Triple Quadrupole R&D team, conduct leading-edge research and development aimed at improving design and performance of mass spectrometry systems and components.
  • Investigate and explore new ideas and concepts by defining experiments, building, debugging and characterizing prototypes to verify proof of principle.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to mechanical and electrical engineers in order to design prototypes and new products.
  • Maintain substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, and may contribute to scientific literature and conferences.
  • Given the interdisciplinary nature of Life Science Mass Spectrometry, this role will require familiarity and interplay with the entire hardware team and several cross functional teams within marketing, product support and operations.
  • May participate in development of patent applications.
  • May coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts.


  • Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of experience in a product development lab designing and developing analytical instrumentation; or 6 years of experience with a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years of experience; or equivalent experience.
  • Practical knowledge of mass analyzer technologies, ion optics design, ion sources, vacuum systems design.
  • Experience in developing hardware for analytical instruments, in relation with the design of mass spectrometer ion optics systems.
  • Working knowledge of ion trajectory simulation software (SIMION or similar).
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills.
  • Capable of working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to travel, but less than 10%.
  • Familiarity with C, C++, Lua, Python programming preferred.
  • Experience with HPLC methods, and ability to run relevant experiments preferred.
  • Experience with CAD Software (SolidWorks, ProEngineer) preferred.
  • Strong project management skills preferred.
  • Knowledge of product management life cycle preferred.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59511416
  • Location:
    San Jose, California, United States
  • Position Title: Staff Scientist
  • Company Name: Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Job Function: Res. & Dev. Scientist
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: 1
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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