Job Information

ThermoFisher Scientific Sr Engineer, Field Applications in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Description

This position is supporting a Life Science customer on Site in Gaithersburg, MD. This is field position with travel requirement within the Gaithersburg area, relocation offered if needed. The position details are below:

  • Coordinate with site lab personnel and with Supplier’s service team to schedule service. Checking on data quality/alignments when needed, ensuring the facility is stocked with various microscopy needs.

  • Proactively designing and implementing improvements in the workflow to improve speed, quality and reliability of data collection on Supplier’s equipment

  • Maintaining open communication with site scientific team to enable IT requirements for Supplier instrument operation

  • Work closely with users for microscope time slot scheduling and management

  • Collaborate with site Scientists to ensure all reasonable documentation regarding the scope of work is completed in a timely manner

  • The scientist will follow Supplier’s standard operating procedure for reporting service issues and will open service calls as vital (at which point the issue will be owned and managed by Supplier’s field service team who will work with both the scientist and site). Microscope maintenance is outside of the scope of this Project Agreement and shall be the subject of one or more separate agreements.

  • Grid loading and data collection

  • If time permits, grid preparation and data processing

  • Receiving of cryo-EM samples and storing them properly

  • New features and methods testing

  • Training of users regarding grid preparation and data collection

  • Co-author publications as approved in writing by site and Supplier

  • Adhere to confidentiality or NDA agreements.

  • Ability to work remotely on projects solely if deemed vital by the site due to circumstances outside of normal control (e.g., restrictions on in-person lab work due to COVID)


PHD graduation or equivalent related experience with a Master degree.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in Maryland is $104,000.00–$130,000.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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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.