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Danaher Corporation Senior Scientist, Manufacturing Technical Operations in Carlsbad, California

We are seeking a dynamic, proactive Senior Technical Operation Scientist to join our consumables center-of-excellence located in Carlsbad, CA. As a core member of our Technical Operations team, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to incorporate design changes for existing products and will support design transfers for new products. In addition, you will work closely with R&D, Quality, Regulatory, Procurement and Manufacturing counterparts to establish and maintain technical documentation in accordance with Company procedures and guidelines.


  • Plan and conduct independent work requiring root cause analysis, troubleshooting, and modification of manufacturing processes triggered by engineering change orders, non-conformances, or supplier change notifications in support of production.

  • Complete assigned tasks related to design change processes and design transfers per Company procedures and guidelines.

  • Lead and or participate in sophisticated risk assessments (PFMEA), verification and validation assessments to ensure the safe and environmentally sound start-up of new or revised processes.

  • Ensure accuracy of bills of material, item masters, batch records, work instructions and other relevant product documentation.

  • Write process validation protocols (IOPQ/TMV) and work with R&D, Manufacturing and Quality teams to complete and assure high confidence and successful results.

  • Train manufacturing associates and support manufacturing activities as needed.

  • Plan and conduct proof of concept experiments

  • Lead continuous and cost improvement activities to meet key performance indicators for the team.


  • Ability to work independently and to perform assignments with no to moderate direction, while working together with cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to explain sophisticated information to others.

  • Ability to seek sophisticated problems; take a fresh opinion using existing solutions.

  • Ability to train and mentor manufacturing personnel and lower-level technical team members.

  • Ability to communicate key business-related issues or opportunities to senior level management.

  • Experience in chemistry or consumables manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to lead muti-functional sophisticated projects

  • Ability to think and execute efficient solutions to existing manufacturing processes

    Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology with 5+ years of Life Science industry and/or consumables, sustaining, manufacturing, or manufacturing process engineering OR

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology no less than 3+ years of Life Science industry and/or consumables, sustaining, manufacturing, or manufacturing process engineering experience.

  • Experience in Mass Spectrometry is strongly preferred, background in Capillary Electrophoresis and or analytical chemistry is a nice to have.

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.

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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.