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Danaher Corporation Application Scientist in Indianapolis, Indiana

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ (BECLS) mission is to empower those seeking answers to life’s most important scientific and healthcare questions. With a legacy spanning 80+ years, we have long been a trusted partner to our customers, who are working to transform science and healthcare with the next groundbreaking discovery. As part of our team of more than 3,500 associates across 130 countries, you’ll help drive our vision of accelerating answers—and our commitment to excellence.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences 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.

The Applications Scientist supports the Business Unit to develop and improve workflows, applications, and techniques related to the Biologics drug discovery market. In partnership with selected thought leaders and reference customers, you will develop deeper scientific understanding of specific workflows and applications. You will develop methods, author application notes, and speak at key conferences. As a “Subject Matter Expert”, you support lead generation campaigns (content generation), develop sales and marketing collateral/training and support key customers/collaborators.

Professional Characteristics

  • A disciplined team player who adjusts direction with up-to-date information to deliver against objectives

  • Self-motivator with intellectual curiosity to continue developing depth of scientific and industry knowledge

  • Self-Confident, enjoys interaction with customers and public speaking engagements

  • Highly adaptable to dynamic business environment, willing to go the “extra mile”


  • Develop cell culture applications with deep understanding of the workflow and customers’ view/ experience in mind. Application areas of interest include cell culture, cell line development and particle characterization and counting.

  • Manage collaborative relationships with vendors and customers for generation of application notes

  • Generate sales and marketing collateral (e.g. webinars) on time, to support commercial marketing

  • Author application notes and white paper

  • Work with the field applications and sales team to track, evaluate and develop application opportunities arising from interactions with customers

  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to utilize DBS for ongoing process improvement


  • PhD or MSc degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, or related fields with 2+ years of laboratory experience, or BS with 4+ years of recent laboratory experience.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with scientists from diverse scientific backgrounds.

  • Ability to follow established research procedures without direct supervision. This includes designing experiments, conducting and analyzing experiments and preparing report outs.

  • Experience in customer-facing projects is desired.

  • Experience in mammalian cell/tissue culture is a must.

  • Experience programming and operating automated scientific instruments (e.g. cell counters) is preferred.

  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Monitors own work to ensure quality. Applies feedback to improve performance.

  • Willing to travel (10-20%).


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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