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Danaher Corporation LC-MS Research Associate in Framingham, Massachusetts

You may not have heard of chromatography, the science of separation, but it’s likely affected your life.

Phenomenex’s chromatography products advance the future of scientific analysis and investigation, ensuring the quality of essentials like your food, water, shampoo, and even cold medication. We strive to provide the best tools and resources possible to help researchers improve global health and well-being, including award-winning liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and sample preparation products. Be part of our global success, centered on a commitment to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions, unique marketing, and exceptional customer service and support.

Phenomenex is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we are pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Do you want to help advance scientific discovery, improving quality of life around the world? Here’s your chance to jump start your career!

Phenomenex is currently seeking a Research Associate to join a rapidly growing team to innovate and advance separation sciences in the field of biologics (mRNA, gene therapy, oligonucleotides, mAbs, nucleic acids, proteins, etc). This position is a unique opportunity for a talented scientist to dissect and understand the separation problems facing analytical biochemists in characterizing and quantifying modalities for Gene Therapy and mRNA therapeutic development along with antibody/protein and other related functions.


The Research Associate is responsible for working with the Senior Research Scientist for emerging modalities Applications and Development and with other R&D and Marketing groups, to understand the separation problems facing analytical biochemists to develop new chromatographic solutions that highlight Phenomenex products in strategically important industries and/or application areas.

This position may also involve working directly with customers to identify the needs and ultimately helping implement proposed solutions in their labs. Research Scientist will be guiding Phenomenex R&D in new development initiatives as well as in the application of the existing Phenomenex technology portfolio. This position requires good experience in analyzing mRNA and other genomic medicine modalities. Experience with proteins, antibodies and related species is also valued.

This role will be temporarily located in Mansfield, MA for 12-18 months, until co-locating with Danaher companies Pall and Cytiva in Marlborough, MA. Our scientists work in a hybrid model going into the lab a few days weekly and working remotely from their home office a few days.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Study and understand analytical separation needs and problems within rapidly growing and/or strategic areas of Genomic medicines including mRNA and Gene therapy therapeutic platforms, including sample preparation needs

  • Provide expertise in analytical methods and problem solving within rapidly growing and relevant strategic areas of separation science as they relate to Genomic medicines including mRNA and Gene Therapy therapeutic platforms

  • Support the development of novel, scalable, and competitive new products, and technologies to meet new Genomic medicines demands, including benchmarking, evaluation methods, and critical applications

  • Maintain records of all experiments and graph all relevant trend data along with appropriate controls and blanks. Develop HPLC, LCMS/MS and SPE methods and applications

  • Support and provide feedback for the research and product development process. Support Marketing/Sales to produce relevant literature, application notes, brochures, etc.

    Key Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in biochemistry (or closely related field) with min of 2 years of experience with analytical biochemistry of nucleic acids, antibodies, and proteins -OR- B.S. in biochemistry (or closely related field) with min 5 years of experience

  • Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in LC/MS of nucleic acids, proteins and biomolecules required

  • Minimum 1+ years’ experience in biopharmaceutical and genomic medicines

  • Travel as required (15%) to meet program goals

Key Skills & Attributes:

  • Ensures all work is accurate and free of errors/defects

  • Analytical thinking and presenting ideas

  • Experience in Microsoft Office and Database Management

  • Must be able to present clearly to large groups, i.e., seminars, project updates, research updates

  • Extensive knowledge of HPLC, LCMS/MS, and SPE techniques


  • Holidays – Twelve paid holidays each year

  • Paid Time Off – Three weeks each year (increases by one day annually years 2 thru 9)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Pet Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Associate Discounts

  • Legal Assistance Plan

  • Anniversary Bonus

  • First Time Home Buyer Plan

  • Employee Development [Tuition Reimbursement]


  • Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “Phenomenex: Our Science” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8tLAso-JpE

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.