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Danaher Corporation Scientist (m/f/d) in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Leica Biosystems is a cancer diagnostics company and a global leader in workflow solutions, offering the most comprehensive portfolio from biopsy to diagnosis.

Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence.

We are looking for a Scientist (m/f/d) who will be based in our Amsterdam site.

This position supports Leica Biosystems Amsterdam transition to European IVDR Regulation 2017/746. Our new associate will be responsible for (F)ISH product Performance Evaluation in preparation of technical files complying to the IVDR.

Major Responsibilities

  • This position is 100% dedicated to deliver performance evaluation reports to the technical files to be used for IVDR submission.

  • Activities encompass composing PE plans, performing and reporting literature reviews, generating (F)ISH test results, performing data analysis and composing PE reports for (F)ISH products.

  • Perform & evaluate (F)ISH assays for use in clinical diagnosis in manual and automated staining systems, microscopic slide examination and interpretation of (F)ISH probe hybridization on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue and cell preparations.

  • Participate in a cross-functional & cross-departmental project team and report major milestones towards major stakeholders.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) or PhD within Medical Sciences. Alternatively an equivalent degree within Chemical Sciences or Biological Sciences.

  • at least 3 years of experience in the Biomedical field; alternatively experience in the Chemical field or Biological field, including knowledgeable about IVDR and especially Product Performance Evaluation.

  • Experienced with (F)ISH assays and commercial products.

  • Understanding of human cytogenetics, histological/ immunohistochemical and molecular biology techniques and their use in clinical diagnostic settings.

  • Experienced in applying Risk Management strategies according to e.g. ISO 14971:2012 in Performance Evaluations is beneficial.

  • Proficient English is a must

  • Overall travel expectations within this role are minimal (<10%), but exceptions may occur.


  • Effective in scientific literature review, writing of scientific plans, performing laboratory tests, data analysis and writing of scientific reports.

  • Proficient verbal & written English skills are crucial. Proficient Dutch language skills are not required.

  • Able to work with strict deadlines and deliver required project milestones in time.

  • Highly motivated, results-oriented, accurate and delivering work of good quality.

  • Takes initiative, shows ownership, prioritizes tasks and has a hands-on mentality.

  • Able to work in a (project) team and on individual basis.

  • Strong in troubleshooting and problem-solving processes, creative.

  • Excellent communication skills within the project team and towards other stakeholders (Product Management, QC, QA etc.).

  • Affinity with striving towards continuous improvement and working in an accredited quality system.

Leica Biosystems is part of Danaher Corporation, a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

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