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Thermo Fisher Scientific Careers

Waltham, MA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (TMO)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

Mission: 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 ... Read more

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    From the beginning, the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific has understood the pressing global need for diagnostic solutions for #COVID19. Our COO Mark Stevenson recently sat down with Distillations, the Science History Institute podcast, to discuss the role tests play in managing the pandemic, as well as upcoming #serology solutions that are currently being developed in our labs

  • COVID-19

    In a video conversation with McKinsey's Jeffrey Algazy and Ramesh Srinivasan, Thermo Fisher Scientific chairman, president and chief executive officer Marc Casper shared his insights on the challenges of working with a wide range of stakeholders, what the pandemic has taught him about leadership, and why he’s hopeful for the future

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Thermo Fisher Scientific – Why Work With Us?


At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we work together to accelerate research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. We know that our people are the source of our global success, and we embrace the unique qualities and differences of each of our professionals. The story of our progress begins with giving our people the freedom and support to drive innovation through cutting-edge thinking.

If you’re looking for an opportunity that you can build your future on, you’ll discover that, at Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. And we all contribute to a singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

My story…

I’m part of a group that works to improve processes for our customers, including replacing hazardous chemicals with more environmentally friendly alternatives. Among many other advancements, we’re finding ways to limit the use of chemical reagents and dangerous solvents, leading to the elimination of hundreds of tons of hazardous waste each year. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we are fully committed to promoting innovative thinking and pursuing a sustainable future. – Matt, Scientist

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Why work at Thermo Fisher Scientific?

1. What you do every day will be meaningful

On our team, everyone makes an impact. It starts from within each of us, and when we bring our expertise together, we make a significant difference—to our team, to our customers and to the world.

2. You’ll have the opportunity to define your path

You’ll discover resources that match your professional development interests, a culture that welcomes your ideas and opportunities that only a global leader can provide.

3. You’ll work with purpose

As part of our global team, what you do contributes directly to our mission: enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

4. You can share our passion for doing things the right way

You’ll work alongside enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to acting responsibly, collaborating effectively and making a difference in the world.

5. You’ll be able to realize your best

In our diverse work environment, you’ll be inspired by colleagues, empowered to exercise your imagination on real-world challenges and supported with benefits that enhance your life.


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At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we’ve created an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds and experiences to drive speed, productivity, innovation and growth. We embrace the unique qualities and differences of each of our professionals, providing them with the freedom and support to enable cutting-edge thinking—resulting in more successful business outcomes for all of our customers.

Career Areas

The expertise of our 75,000 team members reflects the wide-ranging experiences, interests and perspectives of the world we serve. To help us meet our customers’ needs, we offer professional opportunities in many diverse disciplines. For scientists and engineers, you’ll find challenging roles across areas including Genetics, Chemical Analysis, Medical Sciences, Applied Sciences, Biosciences and Bioproduction—plus the global R&D and IT teams that support all of these science divisions. Additionally, we have valuable opportunities in areas like Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, Finance and many more.

You’ll discover rewarding opportunities everywhere you look at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Find out more about the work we do, and join our team.

My Story…

What I do at Thermo Fisher Scientific sometimes makes an impact on the biggest news stories in the world. During the Ebola outbreak, our team developed a fast, flexible screening kit, and helped to train professionals in Africa to use the kits in monitoring the disease and controlling its spread. At Thermo Fisher, I’m at the forefront of technology and innovation. Our work helps our customers create vaccines, speed diagnostics and monitor the spread of diseases—impacting the lives of millions of people around the world. – Junko, Senior Director, R&D


Thermo Fisher Scientific R&D is led by exceptional colleagues with a passion for innovative ideas and groundbreaking discoveries. We are the leading innovator in the industry, with an R&D team of over 5,300 brilliant scientists and engineers. As part of our collaborative and diverse R&D team, you’ll be developing cutting-edge research, applications, and tools that solve the world’s most complex scientific challenges.

Our work truly matters, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With $1 billion invested annually in R&D, our teams have the resources they need to drive new discoveries such as giving cancer patients hope - and remission in CAR T therapy, ensuring our drinking water is clean, and helping law enforcement teams quickly identify illegal drugs. We put science into action.

To learn more about our R&D culture and career opportunities, click here.

My story…

My career began in Telecommunications, where I worked over 12 years as an electrical engineer. It was challenging and fast paced but when a role at Thermo Fisher opened up, I saw an opportunity to do motivating work that has a bolder meaning for society. I joined Thermo Fisher just over a year ago, helping to design life science instruments for researchers as part of the Genetic Sciences R&D team. I’m able to apply the same knowledge and expertise as an electrical engineer but for the purpose of mission-driven, life-saving work. 

– Jessica, R&D Manager

Science + Technology at Thermo Fisher

You have a drive that has fueled your journey so far. Now, discover the opportunity to put that energy toward building your career with a global leader. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover an environment that encourages your continual professional development, and you’ll have the opportunity to do work that has an impact—because every day, you’ll be helping our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Intern Experience

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers best-in-class internships. We give you a true hands-on experience, the opportunity to solve real-time problems, the chance to network with other interns from different backgrounds, exposure to senior leadership, and even opportunities to give back to the community. Internships are open to students of all degree levels, and successful interns may be invited to join our Leadership Development Programs or direct hire positions upon graduation.

Graduate Experience

If you’re an upcoming graduate, we offer flagship leadership development programs and entry-level direct hire positions across the organization. In our leadership development programs, you’ll be able to accelerate your career with robust, on-the-job learning opportunities, mentorship and structured learning. If you’re ready to hit the ground running in a particular function, our direct hire opportunities are a great way to kick-start your career as well. No matter what you plan to do, if you’re ready to make a difference in the world, you can do it here.

My story…

The FDLP program has given me a unique opportunity to gain exposure into many business areas at Thermo Fisher. I recently worked with business partners in Pharma Services, an area focused on ensuring life-saving drugs, treatments and clinical trials are developed and delivered, safely and efficiently, to patients in need. I toured a clinical trials site in my hometown area and witnessed how drugs are manufactured, stored, packaged and delivered, from beginning to end. Although I’m not directly involved in a scientific role, as part of the Finance team, we are helping the business run smoothly, and in turn, helping patients.

– Dylan, Finance Leadership Development Program (FDLP)

To learn more about our Early Career paths, click here


Thermo Fisher Scientific Reviews

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    "A lot internal opportunities within the company."

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    I have been working at Thermo Fisher Scientific full-time


    A lot internal opportunities within the company.
    Great training
    Well organized internal information


    A lot internal opportunities within the company.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Interviews



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    Intercompany, Cash and Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Budapest (Hungary)
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    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Budapest (Hungary)) in December 2019.


    After submitting my application, they replied quite fast, within a week and called me to test my English (actually the person was Polish, not speaking Hungarian at all, but was really very kind, with personal ownership feeling about the applicant, what turned out later) and also my experiences. Don't remember exactly, but I think we discussed a personal interview scedule immediatelly to the next week (it was my preference).
    The personal interview was also a very good experience, the team leader is the person I would trust and work for.
    Finally they called me that based on the latest decision the role won't be opened, but asked me to keep in touch.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2019
  • Indeed Hotest Companies of 2018,, 2018
  • Best Companies for Women, Women's Choice Award, 2019
  • Best Companies for Millenials, Women's Choice Award, 2019
  • 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2019, FlexJobs, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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