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Production Team Leader, Molecular diagnostics
Thermo Fisher Scientific Oy

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 6.7.2018

PRODUCTION TEAM LEADER, Molecular diagnostics
Microbiology Division, Vantaa, Finland.

We are looking for a proactive Production Team Leader with a background in molecular biology, microbiology, biotechnology, genetics, biosciences, or other applied natural sciences, and having a strong knowledge in PCR/qPCR technologies and hands-on laboratory experience with molecular biology methods. Ideally the person has an experience of production processes in a molecular diagnostics field. The selected candidate will work as a Manager for a multidisciplinary production team manufacturing and quality controlling of Real-Time PCR based molecular diagnostic products for food safety and environmental testing. The production team is part of Vantaa Operations organization and the Microbiology Division (MBD) has also a large R&D group located in Vantaa focused on molecular diagnostic products’ development. The Production Team Leader will be responsible for managing the production and QC of the products and ensuring the products are available in time for global sales requirements. Also the person is responsible for maintaining manufacturing documentation and common operational system instructions in the area of own responsibility, with support from R&D and Quality functions. Furthermore, the person will be involved in validation planning, execution and reporting of manufacturing related processes of molecular products’ production.

Key responsibilities:

  • To manage the manufacturing and quality control processes of molecular diagnostics products based on forecasts, history data and upcoming orders. Main responsibilities includes an inventory control of raw materials and other components, and also planning of production team resources and timing.
  • To communicate internally with other operative departments within Thermo Fisher Scientific (including, but not limited to Packaging, Customer Service, Sourcing, Warehouse and Dispatching) to ensure smooth transferring of products from manufacturing to warehouse and on-time delivery to customers.
  • To control incoming, in-process, and final Quality Control (QC) analyses on the raw materials, production reagents, and end products of molecular diagnostic products, in collaboration with Quality function.
  • To maintain formal production and QC reports in accordance with company standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and working instructions (WI’s), also to manage and update those documents.
  • To manage and maintain products’ structures (BOMs) and instructions of molecular diagnostic products in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, with support from manufacturing engineering personnel.
  • To ensure that from the operations perspective the transfer of new products from the R&D phase into production is performed according to agreed policy and following standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
  • To act as a responsible person in the validation planning, execution, data processing, reporting and documentation for the manufacturing processes of new products, or existing ones requiring revalidation.
  • To lead various development projects directly or indirectly improving manufacturing processes.
  • To act as a supplier contact person for communication regarding any technical details, manufacturing process or project issues of the molecular diagnostics products, in collaboration with Sourcing function.
  • To operate as Team Leader for a small and dynamic production team, and develop its competence.


  • Master’s degree or higher in a Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or related discipline.
  • A person with equivalent and/or otherwise suitable education with relevant working experience can also be considered as an applicable candidate.
  • A common understanding and practical experience in Real-Time PCR, and PCR field in overall.
  • At least three years hands-on laboratory experience with molecular biology methods, experience on working in clean room environments is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of production management systems and production processes is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and proactive problem solving competence with other stakeholders.
  • Sufficient computer skills and experience in MS Office package.
  • Organized, flexible, persistent and proactive way of working.
  • Fluent communication skills in spoken and written Finnish and English.
  • Good social and leadership skills.

Additionally we value:

  • Knowledge of ISO9001 quality requirements in production, ISO13485 understanding is a plus.
  • Common understanding of validation requirements in a diagnostics production environment.
  • Knowledge and experience on statistical methods when analyzing data and reporting results.
  • ERP knowledge (especially SAP) and understanding of Product Lifecycle Management systems.

Should you have any questions, please contact Production Manager Heikki Ryynänen, tel. +358 10 329 2151 on Wednesday, 1st of August, 2018 at 14:00-15:00 or on Wednesday, 8th of August, 2018 at 14:00-15:00.

We look forward to receiving your application, including a cover letter and CV, and a salary request in English no later than 19th of August 2018 at http://jobs.thermofisher.com/. Reference: 72980BR

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