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Danaher Corporation Senior Staff Reagent Chemist (Brea, Carlsbad, Chaska, Miami) in Brea, California

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You will be a part of the Research & Innovation team and report to the Senior Director of Research & Innovation and be responsible for all scientific aspects of the design and formulation of reagents and consumables for future generation instrument platforms. You’ll be the scientific lead for the Research & Innovation team and will focus on identifying/developing novel reagents and consumables with areas of focus being cytology and hematology stains, immuno-assay and bioconjugation chemistry, and biomarkers. If you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced role and want to work to build a world-class Research & Innovation organization—read on!

Senior Staff Reagent Chemist. In this role, you will have the following opportunities, but are not limited to:

  • Drive cutting edge science and chemistry, creative solutions, and first-class development agility and speed through a hands-on and can-do attitude, and strategic alignment and collaboration internally and externally

  • Contribute to the overall system architecture and product/technology roadmap for the development of new platforms

  • Translate customers and market needs into scientific criteria, product features, and performance attributes

  • Work closely with other scientific teams within and across business units in Beckman Coulter Dx as well as across other Danaher Opcos

  • Interact regularly with external partners and customers to identify opportunities

  • Develop novel reagents and consumables for new instrument platforms as well as expansion of current platform capabilities

  • Strategically define, and execute on, product and technology roadmaps and menu expansion

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related fields

  • 15 years of experience in reagent and consumable development, preferably in a medical device/diagnostics or other regulated environment

  • Deep knowledge of cytology and hematology stains, immuno-assay and bioconjugation chemistry, and biomarkers

  • Demonstrated strong technical/scientific leadership and communication skills: curiosity, critical thinking, motivated, motivator, influencer, customer focused, accountable, and result driven

  • Ability to located near Brea, CA; Carlsbad, CA; Chaska, MN or Miami, FL in order to access labs weekly if needed

    Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates’ and their families’ lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com . We believe you’ll like what you see.

    We believe that creativity and innovation thrive when the most diverse set of voices are heard, and that’s why we’re taking concrete steps to ensure that we’re fostering an inclusive and engaging workplace for our team. If you’d like to learn more, read stories from our associates on our Careers Blog (https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/blog) or contact one of our recruiters.


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.