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Danaher Corporation Senior R&D Technician in Torrance, California

Chromatography, the science of separation, affects the lives of almost everyone. Phenomenex’s chromatography products advance the future of scientific analysis and investigation, ensuring the quality of essentials like your food, water, shampoo, and even cold medication. We strive to provide the best tools and resources possible to help scientists improve global health and well-being, including award-winning liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and sample preparation products. Be part of our global success, centered on a commitment to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions, unique marketing, and exceptional customer service and support.

Phenomenex is one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

Do you want to work in R&D New Product Development Core Technology Team? Do you enjoy working on exciting projects targeting high impact new products for separation science?We are currently seeking a R&D Senior Technician who will be responsible for supporting an R&D team to develop new separation science products, methods, and techniques, execute experimental part of a research project, and summarize and report data. It will also be responsible for providing analytical support, keeping instruments calibrated and in excellent working condition and performing simple maintenance tasks.


  • Executes sets of experiments according to existing protocols involving surface modification of silica and polymer particles designed by supervisor and/or project lead

  • Performs physical and chemical testing of chromatographic sorbents, HPLC columns and sample preparation products with limited supervision

  • Performs routine instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, and requests and coordinates professional service if necessary


  • Associate's or Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry (or related STEM field) preferred

  • 3 years of chemistry, biochemistry, analytical, clinical, or diagnostics laboratory experience. Hands-on experience in chemical synthesis preferred

  • Experience with operating laboratory tools and instruments e.g. elemental analyzer, HPLC or GC


  • Knowledge of safety measures when working with hazardous chemicals

  • Previous experience in chemical or HPLC product development

The hourly range for this role is $25.00-$33.17/hr. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must have the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.


Employees are responsible for performing their duties in an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed primarily indoors in an office, laboratory, or warehouse setting; wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate; higher level of noise may be prevalent in laboratories or warehouse settings. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel or work necessary overtime.


Assists in the creation of a culture of safety and environmental protection by performing work safely in accordance with company and departmental safety procedures. Employee may be exposed to hazards or hazardous materials requiring use of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure. Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practice to supervisor. If there is an accident or near miss, they must report it to their supervisor immediately.


  • Chemicals: Yes/No

  • Biologicals: Yes/No

  • Hazardous Waste: Yes/No

  • Radiation: Yes/No


  • General personal protective equipment (gloves, lab coat, etc…): Yes/No

  • Safety Glasses: Yes/No

  • Safety Shoes: Yes/No

  • Respirator: Yes/No

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.