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Danaher Corporation Senior Staff Development Scientist in West Sacramento, California

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At first glance, you’ll see that for more than 80 years we’ve been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. We’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and you’ll see we are invested in you, providing the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Sr. Staff Development Scientist, Development Science – Microbiology for Beckman Coulter is responsible for developing new and updated assay formulations for our Gold Standard Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) platform.

This position is part of Development Science located in Sacramento, California and will be hybrid. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You will be a part of the Development Science team, you will initially be reporting to the Director, Development Science who is responsible for the consumable product development and post launch sustaining activities for Microbiology. If you thrive in fast paced and innovative role and want to work to build a world-class development organization- read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be a leader in the development of new and updated assays used for antimicrobial susceptibility testing as part of a systems platform including interactions between software and instruments.

  • Prepare reports and technical presentations

  • Update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as needed

  • Lead process improvement and problem-solving activities

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Microbiology, or related discipline with 14+ years of experience OR Masters’ Degree with 12+ years of experience in field OR PhD with 9+ years of experience

  • Significant experience in antimicrobial susceptibility product development in a regulated medical device field, ISO 13485 and FDA 21CFR Part 820

  • Strong understanding and application of Design of Experiments

  • Experience with an interdisciplinary range of laboratory techniques associated with antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

  • Experience with interactions between microorganisms and antimicrobial agents especially with respect to microbial resistant mechanisms

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Working with breakpoint setting organizations e.g., CLSI and EUCAST

At Beckman Coulter Diagnostics we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics can provide.

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.

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