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Process Analytical Chemist

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Franklin, Massachusetts
Closing date
Dec 21, 2023

Job Details

Do you have a passion for innovative ideas and ground-breaking discoveries? With over $1 billion invested annually in R&D, at Thermo Fisher Scientific you’ll help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges, from giving cancer patients hope, ensuring safe drinking water and helping law enforcement tackle cases through forensics. We empower our teams to put science into meaningful action and give our R&D colleagues the autonomy, resources and tools they need to take science a step beyond.


Location/Division Specific Information

Franklin, MA / Chemical Analysis Division


How will you make an impact?

As a Process Analytical Chemist at Thermo Fisher, you will join a team of dedicated Scientists, Engineers and Technicians working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges and drive technological innovation in the fields of process chemistry and gas analysis! The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of analytical chemistry and instrumentation and an appreciation of how new technologies can support our efforts to detect and measure trace contaminants in a process gas stream and/or process emissions. In addition to driving development of innovative technologies, the Scientist will work closely with Marketing experts to be sure that new products meet both regulatory requirements and customer expectations.


What will you do?

  • Lead R&D innovation efforts toward development of gas analyzers using diverse technologies such as tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS), cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CRDS), RAMAN spectroscopy, FTIR and others!
  • Plan and implement laboratory and field evaluations of sophisticated technologies acquired from outside parties, such as national laboratories and universities.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary R&D team, including mechanical, electronic and software engineers to help commercialize select technologies developed in our laboratories or acquired from other sources.
  • Provide technical input to the Product Management teams for better positioning of our technical solutions in the market.
  • Research and author technical notes, white papers, application notes around industry relevant use of our tools.
  • Engage with regulatory bodies and industry thought leaders in the development of new technologies and the application of our existing technologies in the fields of chemical engineering and process monitoring and control.
  • Provide technical consultation and support to our product development, marketing and customer service teams in support of our customer’s goals and new product developments.


How will you get here?


PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, or closely related field is required



  • 2+ years of related research or applications experience in process monitoring and control for oil and gas production, semiconductor production, air separation or a related industry
  • Deep understanding of the principles of instrumental analysis is required
  • Working knowledge of lasers, optics and electronics design is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, to management, customers, and third parties


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.

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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.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With annual sales of more than $9 billion, we employ 30,000 people and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in scientific research, safety, healthcare and science education.

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