Danaher Corporation iDEAS Program- Scientist in United States

Danaher Company Description

ABOUT BECKMAN COULTER Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our products are making a difference in people’s lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and delivering trusted solutions for research and discovery.


We are a molecular diagnostics company dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing and marketing accurate yet easy-to-use molecular systems and tests. By automating highly complex and time-consuming manual procedures, the company's solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to perform sophisticated genetic testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the company is focusing on applications where accurate, rapid and actionable test results are needed most, such as managing infectious diseases and cancer.


A global leader in workflow solutions and automation designed to help pathology laboratories and researchers shorten the time between biopsy and diagnosis. The company offers a comprehensive product range for each step in the pathology process, from sample preparation and staining to imaging and reporting. As the only company to own the full workflow from biopsy to diagnosis. The company’s goal is to make diagnosis within 24 hours of a biopsy possible.


A global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical research, governmental and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to food safety and environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography solutions accelerate science and give researchers the tools they require to improve global health and wellbeing.


The company specializes in blood gas analysis, transcutaneous monitoring, and immunoassay testing for cardiac, coagulation, infection and pregnancy markers. Fast, accurate diagnostics help healthcare professionals make immediate, well-informed decisions to improve care and optimize patient flow in acute care settings.

Danaher’s Life Sciences and Diagnostics teams are looking for bright and innovative individuals to join our iDEAS Program. iDEAS (Innovation Defines Engineers and Scientists) is a highly competitive, inter-site science and engineering program to jump start your career. Over the span of 18 months, this rotational program offers a smooth transition from academia to industry while having the opportunity to work on 3 different, 6 month long projects in both technical and non-technical functions (Commercial, Marketing and IT).

The intent of this program is to provide exposure to the Danaher Business System (DBS), product knowledge, networking, customer site visits, development training, and visibility to product and service functions that will position you to advance your career within the organization.

We are looking for Engineers and Scientists that have an interest in R&D or Quality and Regulatory fields to land within the following Operating Companies: Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Cepheid, Leica Biosystems, Phenomenex, and Radiometer.

We are looking to place individuals in the following locations (please note that we are looking for individuals who are open to relocate for the right opportunity):

  • Beckman Coulter Diagnostics: o Chaska, MN o Miami, FL o Brea, CA

  • Beckman Coulter Life Sciences:

    o Indianapolis, IN

  • Cepheid:

    o Sunnyvale, CA

  • Leica Biosystems:

    o Danvers, MA

  • Phenomenex:

    o Torrance, CA

  • Radiometer:

    o Carlsbad, CA

Our program offers relocation assistance, competitive compensation, benefits, and specialized training. Participants will be assigned Project Leads and a mentor to help guide and navigate them throughout their rotations.

If you have a passion for innovation and a desire to work for a company improving patient health, please apply below to start your career journey with Danaher!

Danaher is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law

Qualifications * Must have permanent US Work Authorization (US opportunities) * Must be fully completed with your degree program and able to start by early July 2019 * One year or less of post-graduation industry experience
* Demonstrated leadership potential through internships, academic departments, clubs, research projects, etc. * Exceptional oral and written communication skills * Strong technical knowledge * Ability to adapt under conditions of ambiguity, and able to adapt to new assignments * S trong data analytics and problem solving skills
* Strives for innovative solutions, and motivated by continuous improvement * Results oriented as an individual and in a team setting– has track record for delivery results, takes ownership and is accountable

Qualifications Specific to Scientist Students:

  • Open to current PhD candidates completing their degree prior to July 2019
  • Postdoc PhD candidates with up to four years post program completion:

    o Immunology, Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or related discipline • Peer-reviewed publications, including at least one first author publication

Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries. A globally diverse team of 59,000 associates, we are united by our culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which is our competitive advantage. In 2016, we generated $16.9B in revenue. A Fortune 500 company, our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20yrs. At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Organization: Diagnostics
Job Function: Science
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: DIA012128