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Danaher Corporation Analytical Chemist in Bothell, Washington

POSITION SUMMARY:The Analytical Chemist will perform testing of compounds from small molecules, such as Cepheid proprietary chemical reagents, to synthetic oligonucleotides for use in Cepheid in-vitro diagnostic products. The test methods involve the operation of a variety of analytical equipment, including but not limited to HPLC, LCMS, and UV-Vis Spectrophotometers.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:• Prepare QC-related documentation for GMP manufacturing.• Routine maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical instruments at Bothell location.• Perform characterization of different compounds ranging from Cepheid proprietary chemical reagents to oligonucleotides by HPLC, UV, and Mass-Spectrometry.• Perform experiments and procedures as defined by protocols, methods and standard operating procedures.• Perform data analysis, and peer review of data for accuracy and completeness.• Preparation of buffers and samples for testing.• Prepare documentation and communicate results to different functions of the company, such as R&D, Development, Manufacturing and Quality.


Education or Experience (in years): • B.S. Degree in Chemistry or a similar discipline; or, equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.• 5+ years of experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory.

Knowledge and skills: • Strong background in mass spectrometry (LC/MS) and method development.• Hands-on experience with analytical chemistry methodology and techniques, including HPLC, LCMS and other analytical instruments.• Preparation of analytical reports for on-line access to data.

Physical requirements/abilities: • Be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.• Must be available for Evening shift

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

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Operating Company: Cepheid