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Danaher Corporation Applications Scientist in San Jose, California


Do you want to help advance scientific discovery, improving quality of life around the world? We do, too.

Molecular Devices makes innovative, high-performance life science technology that enables academia, pharma and biotech customers to accelerate research breakthroughs and new therapeutic discoveries. Guided by our diverse leadership team and female president, you’ll grow your career alongside best-in-class teams around the globe, and within a culture of collaboration, engagement, diversity, and inclusion.

Molecular Devices 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.


As Application Scientist, your role is to perform feasibility, verification and validation studies for custom projects using biological models. The successful candidate will be an individual with a passion for customer satisfaction, who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is a results-oriented problem solver.


  • Work directly with Sales, Field Applications & external customers to understand specific scientific application requirements.

  • Work with cross-functional teams (hardware engineering, software, applications) to define & develop unique solutions to meet user needs

  • Develop and execute experimental plans to prove feasibility of achieving specific customer needs and to validate the final developed solutions.

  • Acquire and analyze data, interpret results and draw conclusions with complete records in accordance with quality system requirements.

  • Contribute to the publication and promotion of Molecular Devices products and scientific applications through presenting results at scientific conferences and in technical literature.


  • BS/MS with experience, Ph.D preferred, in Cell & Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field (will accept foreign education equivalent)

  • 5+ years of laboratory experience: to include mammalian and microbial cell culture.

  • Demonstrated experience with verification and validation of scientific instruments and assays.

  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams as well as independently

  • Ability to adapt quickly to new projects and challenges


  • Strong, working knowledge of Molecular Devices instruments and software

  • Outstanding time management and prioritization skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with scientists and non-scientists from diverse backgrounds

  • Internal Danaher Go applicants highly encouraged


The right candidate for this role will embody both the Molecular Devices and Danaher culture. Below are key attributes this candidate will possess.

  • Analytical. This leader seeks out facts and evaluates relationships and dependencies.

  • Results-driven. Demonstrating initiative and personal accountability to meet work demands according to highest standards, while being able to prioritize and balance competing needs, will be key to success.

  • Both a competitive and team player. This individual speaks to results yet gives credit to the team.

  • Humble and self-aware. Helping drive a culture of respect across all associates, functions and levels while championing D&I and focusing on results is a must. This candidate understands their personal areas of development and actively works on weaknesses.

  • Clear communicator. Strong experience in developing effective internal communications and a clear, succinct style is desired.

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.