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Danaher Corporation Senior Surface Chemist in Fremont, California

For over 50 years, SCIEX has been developing groundbreaking technologies and solutions in mass spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis. Our products enable our customers to quickly respond to environmental hazards, better understand biomarkers relevant to disease, improve patient care in the clinic, bring relevant drugs to market faster and keep food healthier and safer. At SCIEX, you’ll find a rewarding role that amplifies your impact on the world and helps you realize life’s potential.

SCIEX 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.

Intabio, now a part of Sciex, develops technology that is revolutionizing the way biopharmaceutical drugs are developed and produced. We have assembled a stellar team of innovators known for creating groundbreaking technologies for molecular characterization and drug discovery. Our first product, the Blaze™ system, provides high-throughput detection and identification of subtle protein modifications via cIEF-MS.

We are currently seeking a Surface Chemist to join a team developing a microfluidic consumable for cIEF-MS. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work with outstanding scientists and engineers in a highly multidisciplinary environment. The successful candidate will have strong hands-on skills in surface modifications and characterization, assay development, and methods for studying interactions between biomolecules and surfaces. Experience with microfluidic devices and strong data analysis skills are also required.


  • Development of novel surface coatings for microfluidic IEF

  • Characterization of functional surface and defects, including application of surface analysis techniques, and assay development

  • Surface reagent characterization and incoming reagent analysis

  • Design and execution of experiments using prototype instruments, including data analysis and interpretation

  • Development of a scaled-up surface functionalization process and transfer to manufacturing

  • Generation of design control quality documentation.


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related field, plus no less than 5+ years of experience OR Master's degree in field with no less than 3+ years of experience OR Ph. D. in field, plus 0-2 years of experience working experience in organic chemistry, surface and/or polymer sciences. Academic experience acceptable.

  • Demonstrated success in developing surface chemistry for electrophoretic products: glass functionalization, polymer synthesis and characterization, surface, and reagent characterization method development.

  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.

  • Prior experience performing and troubleshooting traditional cIEF separations is a plus.

Keywords: surface chemistry, modification, conjugation, microscopy, IEF, isoelectric focusing, CE, capillary electrophoresis, polymer chemistry, microfluidics, materials science, materials engineering, polymer science


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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