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Danaher Corporation Manufacturing Associate (Oligo Production) in Bothell, Washington


The Oligonucleotide Manufacturing Associate will perform tasks associated with the production of oligonucleotides in a dynamic fast paced GMP manufacturing environment. This position requires chemistry knowledge, attention to detail, and excellent communication. The chemist may be required to provide support by maintaining inventory and buffer preparation. The chemist will work closely with research and development teams as needed for technical transfer.


  • Production of synthetic oligonucleotides under a GMP environment for use in internal diagnostic products

  • Production includes operation of automated synthesis and purification instruments

  • Maintain and troubleshoot automated equipment as needed

  • Qualify and optimize new equipment and processes

  • Maintain solvent delivery and waste removal system as appropriate

  • Analyze and process production materials using bench techniques and lab instrumentation (HPLC, pH, analytic balance, and rotary evaporator)

  • Communicate and collaborate with coworkers to maximize production efficiencies and meet production deadline priorities

  • Perform and document process steps according to defined protocols

  • Author technical documents and edit SOPs as needed

  • Handle chemicals and waste according to company safety protocols and procedures

  • Ability to perform basic instrumentation maintenance as needed

  • Prepare solvents, buffer stocks, and other solutions following SOPs

  • Follow all company policies, procedures, and directions from senior associates


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years):

  • BS in Chemistry or a related field

  • 0-5 years of professional experience

Knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge of analytical instrumentation principles (HPLC, pH, Spectrophotometer) and capable to maintain and troubleshoot laboratory instrumentation

  • Experience in a laboratory environment and familiarity with instrumentation, production, and GxP documentation

  • Strong synthetic chemistry knowledge

  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new knowledge and skills

  • Ability to think logically, prioritize tasks, be organized, be self-motivated, and work effectively in a team environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to perform primary job duties under minimal supervision

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.

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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