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Danaher Corporation Senior Applications Scientist in Indianapolis, Indiana

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ 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 2,900 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.

Do you enjoy supporting customers? The Senior Applications Scientist will be responsible for the development of automated applications on BCI liquid handling equipment! Method development will include scoping, method development, optimization, and troubleshooting of the automated applications. Biologic and method programming expertise will be utilized to design and develop automated applications as directly requested by our customers in the sales process.

International and domestic travel is required approximately 25%.


  • Interacts with project team members, peers and management to establish application development priorities

  • Communicates with customers to scope project needs and establish expectations

  • Develops applications with a customer view in mind and provides support to field team members implementing the applications developed in house

  • Develops research plan, designing work flows and procedures. Writes automation programs by interpreting internal and external protocols and performs internal verification of method.

  • Makes detailed observations, analyzes data and interprets results

  • Interacts, answers queries and travels to customer sites with or without the FAS to troubleshoot or optimize with key customers when necessary.


  • PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, or related fields, or MS or BS with 5+ years of recent laboratory experience. Field Applications experience a plus.

  • Experience with automated Cellular, Genomics, Next-Gen Sequencing, and/or Protein applications is preferred.

  • Experience programming and operating automated liquid handlers is preferred.

  • Experience with VBScript, Javascript, and/or HTML is preferred.

  • Continues to develop depth of knowledge by reading scientific and technical literature, and keeps up with leading trends in the marketplace

  • Prioritizes work load to manage competing demands and able to be flexible in a dynamic work environment

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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