Paul Lobben Ph.D.

School/s Attended:

The Ohio State University/Ph.D./Organic Chemistry                                                                 

Emory University/B.S./ Chemistry 

Current Position:

Senior Scientist with Thermo Fisher Scientific

What do you love about your job?:

I love the breadth of organic chemistry that I do each week and the problem-solving required to be successful. I enjoy learning how our products enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

What career advice would you give your 18 year old self?

Invest in yourself, emotionally, physically and intellectually, before you ask other’s to invest in you.

What is your dream vacation?

The next one.

If you had to wear a t-shirt with one word on it for one year, what word would you choose?

carpe diem

If you could instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?


Ask me about:

1.     Chemistry careers in pharmaceutical and manufacturing.

2.     Making a mid-career change.

3.     Resume preparation, interviewing skills, and oral presentation tips. 

4.     How to be successful in graduate school.