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Danaher Corporation BioResearch Field Applications Scientist in South San Francisco, California

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

Molecular Devices has the opportunity to be the innovation partner that empowers scientists to fast-track research breakthroughs, leading to earlier diagnoses and safer drug treatments. We’re a leading life science solutions provider of high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems, software, and consumables. With Molecular Devices, you’ll grow your career with best-in-class teams in a culture of collaboration.

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.

Are you ready to support products you feel passionate about? We have an open head count for a West-coast abased scientist who can support our bioresearch products. This position will be responsible for carrying out demos, presentations, customer trainings and troubleshooting as requested by the Sales team and management. This position will directly report to the Supervisor of BioResearch Field Applications Scientists. This is an entry level position within the Field Applications team with career development opportunities within the Field Applications team, Sales team, Marketing team and Product Development team.


  • Provide scientific, technical, and applications support during pre- and post-sales activities.

  • Schedule and manage demos, instrument installations, and trainings as required.

  • Support the sales team by using critical thinking to identify customer needs and to demonstrate the correct product solutions to meet those needs.

  • Develop and present complex material to potential customers in an easy to understand manner while being able to professionally handle objections and questions.

  • Help customers in rationalizing equipment purchase by providing assistance in assay development, data generation, report preparation, and presenting results.

  • Promote customer satisfaction by providing product and application information, answering inquiries, investigating complaints and taking appropriate action.

  • Partner with Sales colleagues in generating sales leads by developing customer relationships and collaborations to facilitate the preparation of materials for technical materials, seminars, scientific meetings and other publications.

  • Serve as a communication bridge between end-users and internal development groups and management being the “voice of the customer”.

  • Participate in market development activities by expanding our knowledge of the competition and marketplace.



  • A Master or Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent. (Ph.D. preferred)

  • 2-3 years direct hands-on experience with microplate reader based assays

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, time management, and presentation skills to provide and prioritize excellent pre- & post-sales support in a vibrant commercial environment

  • Strong written/verbal communication proficiency

  • Demonstrate great interpersonal skills to develop multi-level and multi-functional relationships; including customers, field-based and in-house support personnel and highly motivated sales colleagues.

  • A high degree of creative aptitude and initiative, and the ability to operate in an independent environment, while still being a team player

  • Must have the ability to travel overnight 75%

  • This position will be home office based and the candidate must be located in the Greater Los Angeles, San Diego, or San Francisco area.


  • Experience with SpectraMax plate readers, SoftMax Pro software or similar platform

  • Experience with GLP/GMP & Regulated Laboratory environments

  • Prior Field Application Scientist experience

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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