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Danaher Corporation Scientist ÄKTA Systems in Uppsala, Sweden

Help us improve access to life-changing therapies that can transform human health

We are Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. Formerly part of GE Healthcare, we have a rich heritage tracing back hundreds of years, and a fresh beginning since 2020.

Our customers undertake life-saving activities. These range from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, biologic drugs, and novel cell and gene therapies. Our job is to supply the tools and services - the pots, pans, soups and sauces - they need to work better, faster and safer, leading to better patient outcomes.

We are looking for a Scientist/Sr Research Engineer focusing on ÄKTA systems to work within our R&D Applications & Consumables team. Do you have a passion for development of new products and applications supporting basic research, drug discovery, QC and more? Then we would love to hear from you!

The Downstream Systems department develops instrument systems for liquid chromatography used for protein purification, as well as other devices, applications and software to support the customer workflows in the Bioprocess area. Within the department we have many competences such as mechanics, electronics, software and application and we are situated in Uppsala and Umeå. The development is driven in cross-functional, global project teams where we create products for the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. The department is divided into sections and is responsible for research and development of hardware and system specific consumables for ÄKTA and Biacore systems.

What you’ll do

  • Participate in ÄKTA system development projects

  • Support development of applications and methodology

  • Develop product concepts, user- and system requirements

  • Run applications and perform system verification and validation

  • Perform studies of development and/or market support character

  • Support software and hardware development

  • Provide technical and scientific support to Sales and Marketing functions

  • Development of application related marketing material (e.g. Application notes, presentations, and posters)

Who you are

  • Considerable knowledge and experience of biophysical and/or biochemical applications focusing on chromatography and purification

  • Strong knowledge using ÄKTA systems and consumables

  • Experience from work in multidisciplinary environments

  • PhD or equivalent from relevant life science discipline

  • Proven ability of planning, executing and evaluating analytical experiments

  • Very good communication skills (both written and spoken), including presentation skills

  • Strong interest and skills in laboratory work

  • Strong external focus/customer-oriented approach

  • Fluent in Swedish and English, both verbally and in writing

Who we are

Whatever your role, we bring purpose and challenge into our everyday work. If you are driven to make the world a better place thanks to science and medicine, you’ll feel right at home here. If you’re flexible, curious and relentless, you’ll belong. If you are excited about a global culture, this can be the place to further your career.

For questions about the role, please contact Hiring Manager Claes Holmgren, claes.holmgren@cytiva.com

Our business is growing quickly and we hire across the board. Interview and selection will happen continuously and an opening can be filled before last day of application March 7th.

Want to know more? Experience life at Cytiva on our Careers website (https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/cytiva) , Instagram channel (https://www.instagram.com/cytiva/) and LinkedIn page (https://www.linkedin.com/company/cytiva/) !

Cytiva is a 3.5 billion USD global life sciences leader with over 7000 associates across 40 countries who are dedicated to our mission to help us improve access to life-changing therapies that transform human health. As a trusted partner to customers that range in scale and scope, Cytiva brings efficiencies to research and manufacturing workflows, ensuring the development, manufacture and delivery of transformative medicines to patients.

Cytiva is part of the Danaher family of companies, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world.


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