Algorithm Development Lead, R&D

Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 151990BR

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact and provide support in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division: Carlsbad, CA Genetic Sciences Division

How will you make an impact?

  • You will lead development of algorithms for molecular diagnostics based on capillary electrophoresis, real-time PCR and other technologies and be a part of the fast-growing field of personalized medicine
  • You will interact with and learn from a talented team of software and hardware designers revolutionizing healthcare through low-cost and high throughput diagnostic systems

What will you do?

  • Lead development of signal processing, image analysis, optimization, and machine learning algorithms
  • Establish best practices and operation processes
  • Define algorithm development goals and success metrics
  • Collaborate with Systems and Software Engineers on new technology and instrument development
  • Drive product development from feasibility work to commercialization and regulatory approvals
  • Present difficult concepts in a clear way to both technical and non-technical audiences

How will you get here?


Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Computer science, Bioinformatics, or a related field. A Master’s degree and 5+ years of direct experience in areas below will get full consideration.


  • 2+ years of experience leading algorithm development for scientific applications is required
  • 5+ years of experience in commercial instrument software and product development
  • A track record of delivering solutions with significant business impact
  • Strong technical and people leadership personality is necessary
  • Direct experience with signal processing and image analysis for real time PCR, capillary electrophoresis, microarray, NGS, or similar instrumentation is desired
  • Proficiency in C++ or Java development and confident prototyping in Python or MATLAB is required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge in statistics, numerical methods and optimization, machine learning and deep learning
  • Effective communication skills, especially for presenting scientific results, keeping records, and working collaboratively in a team of scientists are necessary

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.

Company Info.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an American provisioner of scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software and services to healthcare, life science, and other laboratories in academia, government, and industry (including in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors). Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Thermo Fisher was created in 2006 by the merger of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific, to form a company with US$ 9 billion.

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