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Danaher Corporation Sr Research Scientist - Innovative Modalities in Ludlow, 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? We do, too! It’s an awesome time to join Phenomenex as we’re boosting our efforts to establish Phenomenex as a leader to serve the biopharma industry through technological innovation.

We’re currently seeking a S enio r Research Scientist 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 ). Th is position is a unique opportunity for a talented scientist to dissect and understand the separation problems facing analytical biochemists in characterizing and quantifying emerging modalities for Gene Therapy and mRNA therapeutic development along with antibody/protein and other related functions.

This role will be temporarily located in Mansfield, MA until our permanent lab in Cambridge, MA opens. 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 Gene and mRNA Therapeutics, including sample preparation and handling needs.

  • Drive and support the development of novel, scalable, and competitive new applications/methods, products, and technologies to meet new bioseparation demands, including benchmarking, evaluation methods, and critical applications in the Emerging modalities space including gene- and mRNA-based therapeutics.

  • Develop and interact with advisory groups of customers and industry partners to facilitate new method and product development in this Emerging modalities space including gene- and mRNA-based therapies.

  • Work with R&D, Sales and Marketing to launch and promote new methods and products to the scientific community.

  • Provide support to Marketing on brochure, web, technical and seminar content.

  • Supervise Technicians and Staff Scientists, and assign/manage work as necessary.

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

    Additional Basic Duties:

  • Develop HPLC, nano- & micro-LC and SPE methods and applications

  • Support and provide feedback for the research and product development process

  • Support the QC process as needed

  • Support, develop, troubleshoot and improve methods for key customers

  • Support Marketing/Sales to produce relevant literature, application notes, brochures, etc.

  • Develop and present technical posters/presentations to the scientific community

  • Develop and present training seminars for customers, salespeople and tradeshows

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in biochemistry or related field with min. 10 years with analytical biochemistry of antibodies and proteins.

  • 4-5 years’ experience in LC/MS of nucleic acids including mRNA, DNA, AAVs, proteins and biomolecules in the Gene- and mRNA-based therapeutic space required

  • Demonstrated theoretical knowledge of bio-separations technology and applications

    Key Skills & Attributes:

  • An aptitude for modification of equipment or instruments to meet study goals. 

  • Excellent working knowledge of current instrumentation, robotics, and automation is desired.

  • Strong ability to think “outside the box” and apply your skills creatively to solve real-world chromatographic method/application problems  

  • Experience in managing or supervising staff researchers and technicians

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, execute and manage multiple complex projects

  • Outgoing personality with excellent English and presentation skills, and a love for working closely with customers

  • Fluency in a foreign language is a plus.


• Competitive Salary as well as relocation assistance

• Continuous training, support and focus on your personal development

• Workplace Flexibility


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.