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Danaher Corporation Formulation Associate in Sunnyvale, California


Mid level position responsible for supporting the Bulk Buffer, Reagents and Bead production laboratories by following good documentation practices (cGDP) and relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs). Complete assigned tasks and ensure all activities are compliant with the company’s quality, safety and departmental policies and standards. Apply analytical skills or scientific methods or operational processes to perform activities with a moderate degree of supervision.


  • Work safely with hazardous chemicals and follow all safety policies fostering a safe work environment

  • Immediately report all safety concerns including injuries and safety suggestions

  • Recognizes and solves typical problems that can occur in own work area without supervisory approval; evaluates and selects solutions from established operating procedures and/or scientific methods

  • Responsible for: liquid bead formulation, bulk buffer formulation, bead dropping using a beadulator, loading and unloading beads from the lyophilizer, sieving of beads, aliquoting and labeling of dyes and grease

  • Performs pH, Moisture, Conductivity and Density testing

  • Perform accurate real time documentation to ensure right first time (RFT) operations

  • Perform verification and review of peer activities

  • Train others on lab responsibilities

  • Monitor equipment and inform leads or management of any issues

  • Maintain laboratory housekeeping including reagent and equipment inventory levels

  • Recognize issues and defects and complete necessary documentation and escalate accordingly

  • Recommend and implement improvement ideas in the lab that will positively affect production efficiency, Quality and Safety

  • Assist other department in qualification of new methods and instruments

  • Trouble shoot equipment and assay failures

  • Suggest and assist in SOP revisions


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience:

  • High School degree (or equivalent experience) with 2-4 years of related work experience OR

  • AA or Technical Trade Degree with 1-2 years of work experience

Knowledge and skills:

  • Must be able to follow cGMP and cGLPs, FDA and ISO standards

  • Must be able to follow direction, able to understand SOPs and demonstrate understanding through speech and/or written form

  • Proficiency in computer systems such as Word, Excel, SAP and e-mail

  • Has good understanding of how the team integrates with others

  • Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within area of expertise

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 Lb Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions

  • Ability to transport heavy materials up to 400 Lb with the appropriate machine or equipment assist

  • Ability to work in a controlled environment


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences

  • Experience working in a GMP/ISO manufacturing environment

  • Experience using analytical scales, Pipettes and working with hazardous chemicals

  • Flexibility with the work schedule including modified shift times, overtime and weekends

    Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .