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Danaher Corporation Development Scientist I in Carlsbad, California

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At first glance, you’ll see that for more than 80 years we’ve been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. We’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and you’ll see we are invested in you, providing the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Development Scientist I for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is responsible for helping to Develops methods for the production and testing of new products. Develops new product designs, processes, new product scale-up, design/product optimization, technology transfer and process/product validation activities. Develops production procedures and process/product specifications. This individual will perform experimental studies, collect and evaluate the data, and communicate the results towards this goal. In addition, this individual will support both continuous improvement activities and current market products.

This position is part of Research & Development located in Carlsbad, CA and will be On-Site. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You will be a part of the Chemistry Immunoassay R&D team and report to the Manager, Development Science responsible for leading a team of scientists in the development and support of clinical chemistry assays and reagents. If you thrive in a fast-paced role and want to work to build a world-class R&D organization—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Assist in the development and/or improvement of the Clinical Chemistry assay(s) on automated Clinical Chemistry analyzers.

  • Participate in planning and executing studies for development, optimization, troubleshooting, verification / validation and technology transfer of Clinical Chemistry assay(s).

  • Perform routine and moderately complex technical laboratory experiments and procedures including sample / reagent preparation and instrument operation.

  • Maintain detailed experimental records and laboratory notebooks.

  • Maintain, troubleshoot defects, and evaluate performance of instruments and laboratory equipment in compliance with relevant procedures.

  • Participate in protocol writing, data analysis, report writing, failure investigations, and presentation of data at technical meetings.

  • Complete assignments requiring independent thought, judgment, and initiative

  • Independently analyze experimental data as well as provide and present conclusions

  • Complete documentation of studies performed including materials, methods, and conclusions

  • Assist in developing new techniques and procedures that lead to greater departmental efficiency and continuous improvement

  • Participate in departmental operations support including material inventory tracking, instrument maintenance, and general laboratory maintenance

    The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related science with 0+ years of relevant experience

  • Relevant experience with laboratory benchwork including buffer preparation, pH meter use, pipette use, spectrophotometer use, mass scale use, etc.

  • Strong organizational and documentation skills

  • Ability to be responsible for the creation of simple experimental designs, protocols, plans, and procedures with review. Follow defined plan, protocols, and/or procedures with supervision and contribute to technical reports

    It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Experience with statistical methodology and design of experiments (DoE)

  • Training and/or experience in protein characterization

  • Experience with HPLC/ UPLC/ FPLC instrumentation concepts, operation, and maintenance

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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.

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