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Thermo Fisher Scientific QC Microbiology Associate III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Associate III, QC Microbiology

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Viral Vector Services (VVS) is a rapidly growing, dynamic gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that is seeking sharp individuals to bring the highest quality processes, products and testing to our clients. Our employees are committed to making a difference in our organization, for our client partners and the patients we serve. We are looking for top talent with proven competencies and strong character to join our team and help lead our organization into the future.


Cambridge, MA

How will you make an impact?

The analyst will perform routine environmental monitoring and critical utility testing throughout the facility. Completes microbiology assays such as bioburden, endotoxin, and growth promotion. The incumbent will also support equipment, documentation, investigations and improvement initiatives within QC Microbiology. Works cohesively with peers and QC Microbiology management.

What will you do?

Position is Sunday-Wednesdays 700am-530pm

  • Performs routine environmental monitoring and critical utility sampling

  • Performs routine microbiology assays (bioburden, endotoxin)

  • Performs inventory and stocking of QC lab

  • Reviews data and enter results into LIMS system

  • Coordinates sample shipment to external labs

  • Opens alert and action level quality records

  • Performs routine laboratory preventative maintenance and cleaning

  • Revises technical documents (SOPs, Work Instructions)

Special Requirements

  • Ability to gown and gain access to cleanroom and utility areas

  • Position requires frequent bending, stooping, standing, and ability to lift 40 lbs

  • Ability to work with strong chemical odors such as Spor-Klenz or bleach

  • Position is considered essential personnel and may be required to staff the lab during inclement weather or other internal/external emergency situations

  • Rotating holiday coverage

  • Occasional off shift hours may be required to meet business needs

How will you get here?


Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry required.


0-2 years of industry experience performing environmental monitoring, critical utility sampling and microbiological assays

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.

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.