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Danaher Corporation Associate Scientist II, Upstream Biomanufacturing in Madison, Wisconsin

Aldevron is an industry pioneer with a core competency in manufacturing for gene and cell therapy. We supply high-quality plasmid DNA, mRNA and proteins to our clients, who are breaking new ground on the world’s most important and challenging solutions to benefit us all. We're looking for innovative, forward-thinking individuals who share our goals of advancing science and making an impact on the world.

Aldevron 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.

Job Summary:

The Associate Scientist II, Fermentation supports the execution of 1-L to 1000-L scale microbial fermentations. This role works collaboratively with team members and as an individual contributor. This position requires excellent laboratory skills, attention to detail and excellent documentation practices. This position will be onsite at our Aldevron, Madison, WI location.


  • Assist in execution of 1 L 1000 L scale fermentations

  • Prepare microbiological culture media and other culture reagents

  • Transform E. coli with plasmid DNA

  • Harvest E. coli cultures using centrifuges and TFF devices

  • Prepare and analyze cell lysates (SDS PAGE, Western Blot, Concentration Assays)

  • Use and maintain laboratory equipment including, but not limited to environmental shakers, fermenters, centrifuges, biosafety cabinets, spectrophotometers, pipettes, tangential flow filtration, CIP skids, autoclave, pH meter

  • Accurately record experimental results in real-time

  • Assist with implementation and training of all employees regarding the quality system and overall compliance with the corporate quality manual.

  • Support of the CAPA system by ensuring all events are adequately investigated


  • At least 1 year of hands-on experience in a laboratory setting

  • A.S. or B.S. degree in biology, microbiology, biochemistry or related field required

Work Hours/Shift:

Monday-Friday, shift depends on projects

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 (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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