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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scientist II, Solid State Lab in Florence, South Carolina

Job Title: Scientist II, Solid State Lab

Requisition ID: 147367BR

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 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.

Location/Division Specific Information

Our site is in Florence, SC and is the East facility part of the Pharma Service Group in the API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) division. We manufacture drug substances from late Phase II trials through to commercial.

How will you make an impact?

The solid-state lab works to characterize the physical properties of the final drug substance (API). Understanding of physical properties of APIs is needed for proper drug formulation and drug product development.

What will you do?

  • Responsible for method development and validation of XRPD, particle size distribution, and DSC.

  • Aid in maintaining GMP qualification state of analytical equipment.

  • Support process research and development using solid state characterization techniques.

The solid-state lab is responsible for developing and validating testing methods used by Quality Control to support manufacturing of our finished goods. We also work with early phase, formulation, and drug product on process development projects that are specific to physical properties, such as crystalline form, particle size, and thermal properties.

How will you get here?


  • BSc. in Chemistry, Physics, or Material Science


  • 4 - 5 years working in analytical method development in pharmaceuticals.

  • Experience in a drug product analytical group is preferred but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of GMP method development and validation work

  • X-ray diffraction, particle size analysis by laser diffraction, and differential scanning calorimetry is preferred.

  • TGA, DVS, SEM, BET is not required but is a bonus.

Our global team of more than 75,000 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 .

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.