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Danaher Corporation Field Scientist - Liquid Handling in North Andover, Massachusetts

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 want to support products you feel passionate about?

Beckman seeks an upbeat scientist to join our Field Application Scientist (FAS) team to support the Northeast region.

Job Summary:

This is primarily a customer-facing role in which you will work with scientists to understand their application requirements and help to adapt their workflows to the outstanding capabilities of the Echo and Biomek liquid handlers as well as Beckman’s automation platforms. Our innovative instruments are used worldwide in multiple subject areas including genomics, drug discovery, cancer research, and synthetic biology. Our Field Applications Scientists work closely with sales and support staff to provide high-level customer support before, during, and after a sale.

We need someone who has bench experience, market knowledge, and is ready to expand their horizons and seek the next challenge as we enable scientists to automate assays and work at smaller volumes with greater precision. We also need strong written and verbal communication skills to present the advantages of our product portfolio to scientifically teams with multifaceted strengths and customers.

Field position based in the Northeast region with a customer base in Boston and Cambridge MA .

Job Responsibilities:

  • Application support across multiple scientific subject areas including drug discovery and genomics

  • Coordinate with sales team on pre-sales technical presentations and serve as technical resource

  • Understand and adapt customer workflows and scope of projects

  • Plan and execute product demonstrations for prospective customers

  • Prepare and present seminars and posters at conferences

  • Develop new applications through industrial and academic teamwork

  • Provide customer training and support; maintain positive customer relations

  • Build, adapt, and optimize liquid handling methods/protocols to improve customer workflows

  • Troubleshoot technical problems and serve as a liaison with internal customer concern teams as needed

  • Overnight domestic and international travel, up to 20%, when required, sometimes on short notice


  • 4 year Degree or advanced degree in a scientific discipline, preferably genomics, biochemistry, molecular biology, or similar

  • Experience with several scientific applications such as next-generation sequencing, synthetic biology, single cell workflows, high-throughput screening, cell-based assays, and biochemical assays

  • Knowledge of liquid handling, automation, and robotic laboratory equipment

  • Experience teaching or training

  • Experience in a customer-facing role is strongly desired

  • Must have valid driver’s license and meet Beckman Coulter safe driver criteria


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.

Given the essential job duties of this position, the employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and applicable law.

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.