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Co-Op, Metrology

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: Lexington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title: Co-op, Metrology

Location: 45 Hartwell Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

At Viral Vector Services (VVS) a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific we deliver, from process development through commercial supply, we offer the expertise and resources necessary to help clients deliver innovative gene therapies. Placed in the forefront of our leading and cutting edge Cell and Gene Therapy business enabling clients to cure genetic, rare, and otherwise untreatable diseases.

The Metrology Co-op will report directly to the Metrology Supervisor, and have activities coordinated by a member of the Metrology team. The Metrology Co-op will be part of a team responsible for supporting equipment and instruments used in drug substance and drug product manufacturing, quality control laboratories, and associated support areas at Thermo Fisher's Lexington, MA site. Job specific activities shall include quality, safety, and conduct-based training that is crucial to operations in a cGMP facility. Additional and more specialized training will be assigned as appropriate or needed. Some limited travel to Thermo Fisher sites in Cambridge and Somerville, MA may be required, but the position is based in Lexington.

The Metrology Co-op will support the organization with the following tasks depending on the project selected:

  • Provide Calibration support on capital construction projects including: equipment specification/selection, design reviews, instrument calibration planning, troubleshooting technical issues, and supporting overall project objectives.
  • Work alongside Metrology involved in the design process; with responsibilities including instrumentation, status updates, and generation of other deliverables for the process design package.
  • Use data analytics to provide direct input into Metrology's improvement initiatives.
  • Drive significant impact on the cycle time, labor intensiveness, quality, and variability of key processes.
  • Present a project that will encompass system knowledge and/or significant innovation will be required at the end of the term.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree program from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 minimum GPA or equivalent
  • Completion of at least two years of study from an accredited college or university prior to the Co-op commencing


  • Degree concentration(s) in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering, Life Sciences, or related discipline
  • Understanding of general Engineering concepts and functions such as fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, plant design, etc.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and organization skills
  • Experience using databases, data queries, and data analysis
  • Experience using Engineering concepts on improvement projects
  • Ability to improve business operations and directly contribute to departmental goals

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Basic to intermediate experience with MS Word, Excel, and Visio
  • Comfortable working in a Clean Room environment
  • General understanding of biologics manufacturing process and unit operations (bioreactors, depth filtration, chromatography, ultrafiltration/diafiltration, tangential flow filtration, viral filtration, filling operations)

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Boston , Co-Op, Metrology, Other , Lexington, Massachusetts

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