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How Will You Make an Impact?
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $30 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 80,000 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
What will you do?
When you are part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you’ll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you. Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team, and help us make significant contributions to the world.
The System Engineer, Automation will be a key contributor to defining, developing and testing instrument and consumable products in the Genetic Testing Solutions business unit. He/She will assist in system definition & system integration aspects of product development in collaboration with highly technical and specialized engineering professionals and scientists to develop instruments and applications for our world class Automated Sample Prep and qPCR platforms in both RUO and IVD markets.
Job Description:
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team of engineers and system integration scientists. The responsibilities will include working on projects related to automated systems and real-time qPCR platforms that lead to new applications and performance improvements.
  • Partner with our Product Management teams to define system architecture and integration design, development, feasibility testing.
  • Develop protocols and scripts for processing clinical samples on liquid handler (Hamilton, TECAN) instruments to be compatible with downstream assays.
  • Work with cross-functional subsystem owners to design and develop integrated systems from beginning to end within specific clinical sample workflow(s) including leading stage gate design reviews, d/pFMEA processes, and design documentation.
  • Plan, develop, and analyze system integration in order to maintain requirement traceability through various subsystems and verification activities in collaboration with subsystem requirements owners
  • Understand clinical customers and effectively translate their needs to product requirements
  • Contribute to data-driven decision making by designing experiments, analyzing, and presenting results to senior management and core team during regular project meetings and design review sessions.
  • Work together with the Operations team to transfer your products into manufacturing or other R&D teams.
  • Support customer deployments and perform troubleshooting as needed
  • Develop, validate, and maintain automated applications on robotic liquid handlers.
  • Continuously improve performance of existing liquid handling programs.
  • Provide training on use, routine maintenance, and troubleshooting of liquid handlers.
  • Maintain proper documentation to cover protocol changes and ensure all validations, IQ/OQ/PQ and regular maintenance are complete and logged.
  • Mentorship of junior team members.
How will you get here?
  • Bachelor of Science / Masters in Engineering, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology or other scientific discipline.
  • Ph.D in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or other scientific discipline candidates will also be considered
  • At least 5 years of product development experience with life science instrumentation, consumables, and assays in IVD setting, preferably in genomics.
  • Hands-on experience with nucleic acid purification and qPCR.
  • Expertise with automated liquid handlers such as Hamilton or TECAN systems including programming/scripting is a plus
  • Familiarity with product commercialization processes
  • Experience with leading diverse project teams
  • Experienced in working at ISO13485
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • A solid understanding of genetic analysis tools, workflows, and chemistry in at least one of these areas: qPCR and/or sample preparation
  • Demonstrated experience working across multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams of scientists, engineers and software personnel. Demonstrated success at networking across the company.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple and changing programs, projects and priorities.
  • Ability to work flexibly and deliver within tight timelines.
Working location : Location: Marsiling, Singapore (8-10 mins walk from Woodlands MRT/bus interchange)
Working hours: 8am – 5.15pm
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 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. 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.
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Deadline: 04-11-2023

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