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Danaher Corporation Process Science Leader in Frederick, Maryland

Be part of something altogether life-changing.

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

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

What you’ll do!

The Process Science Leader will build technical credibility for the Cytiva Cell Culture business by providing scientific and strategic support of upstream customers for cell culture products and new services offerings. This position will work closely with the sales team on the US East Coast. This role is crafted to have direct customer facing responsibility for an assigned region. With a primary objective of achieving annual Design-In and financial targets, the focus must be on activities within the selling territory.

  • Work with the commercial team through a specific territory plan to find Cytiva Cell Culture business opportunities and provide innovative solutions to meet/exceed financial sales targets.

  • Establish technical credibility in product, applications and most importantly in the upstream biotherapeutic process development workflow to realize commercial business unit’s vision and mission.

  • Develop personal technical credibility with the customer to provide a consultative relationship and advance the technical dialog to achieve the customer’s end goals.

  • Interface and effectively influence external customers at all levels especially technical leaders.

  • Identify cell culture problems, solutions and potential media development projects with commercial potential.

  • Work with Global Cell Culture Services Leader and internal partners to develop suitable strategies and proposals.

  • Write the project proposal by working with internal operations technical leads and product managers

  • Represent Cytiva and Cell Culture Service business at scientific forums

  • Work cross functionally with appropriate internal teams to collate internal data and develop scientific, thought leadership presentations/posters

  • Respond to customer technical concerns via telephone and email and resolve issues.

  • Provide high level pre- and post-sales process development support of cell culture media product/services.

Who you are!

  • A MS or PhD degree in Life Sciences or Biomedical Engineering or related field.

  • Must have 10+ years of related experience in cell line development, cell culture process development and/or manufacturing within a pharmaceutical/biotechnology company

  • Must have experience in commercial media development and/or experience performing media/process optimization within the industry

  • Laboratory and team management experience required

  • Confirmed technical leadership in biopharma and/or biotechnology industry

  • Consistent track record of working with CHO cell lines

  • Ability to develop presentations and posters with available applications datasets

  • Must be willing to travel (estimated 50-60%)


  • Experience working with various mammalian cell culture processes and/or micro-carriers

  • Strong time management, Self-starter, energizing, results oriented, and able to multi-task

  • Experience in working for a contract services business

We offer comprehensive benefits like Medical, Dental, Vision and matching 401K.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.



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