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Danaher Corporation Scientist II in Westborough, Massachusetts

Find what drives you on a team with a 70+ year history of being recognized for discovery, determination, and innovation. As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our portfolio is broad, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here. Our career opportunities are as diverse as our products, and they are all passionate about crafting better lives and a better planet. At Pall, we believe that innovation is our legacy, our privilege, and our destiny. If that resonates with you, join us!

Pall Corporation, located in Westborough, MA is seeking a hardworking Scientist I, Analytical Chemistry to join our growing Analytical Services Department. Our department provides time-sensitive and critical chemical testing services for our life-science customers. The Scientist I will use ICP/MS, GC/MS, and LC/MS to test for extractables and leachable.

Why join Pall?

Pall Corporation offers career opportunities at every level, giving you the chance to join our globally diverse team and apply your talents to meaningful work.

Position Summary:

Assigned responsibility for Gas Chromatography (GC) / Mass Spectrometry (MS), Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) /MS and Liquid Chromatography (LC) /MS analysis projects. Generation of test data to specified protocols.

Primary Responsibilities:

Project/Test work

  • Perform GC/MS, ICP/MS and LC/MS analysis projects/testing with minimal supervision. Write test reports.

Test preparation

  • Review job request, relevant MSDS and fully understand requirements in accordance with laboratory SOPs

  • Review timelines and discuss schedule conflicts or modifications with laboratory management (and project manager, where vital)

  • Document preparation appropriately using datasheets or laboratory notebooks

Performing tests

  • Perform test work according to laboratory request requirements. Record raw data directly onto datasheets or into laboratory notebook. Immediately notify laboratory management of any test delays, problems or deviations

  • Sample analysis, data processing and troubleshooting of methods.

  • Adhere to applicable methods, protocols, SOPs, safety standards, GLP and regulatory guidelines.

  • Sample analysis using GC/MS, ICP/MS and LC/MS and data processing and interpretation.

  • Document all project work according to applicable SOPs, accurately record observations.

  • Perform method troubleshooting, laboratory investigations and data interpretation.

Test completion

  • Create an accurate and timely laboratory report reflective of the requirements. Report hours spent on project

Supporting activities

  • Understand how various laboratory systems (including purchasing, calibration, materials inventory) are maintained. Responsibility for maintenance of such a system may be assigned

  • Assist with general laboratory housekeeping

  • Attend training courses as required

  • Follow assigned work schedule and meet expected target dates

  • Attend customer audits as required

  • Routinely suggest ideas and actions to improve laboratory efficiency

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current regulatory issues and guidelines relating to the products being tested

  • Develop expertise by regular communication with other Pall groups

  • Support management in preparation for audits, including document review

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience with modern data acquisition and analysis software. Direct experience with Agilent and Waters software is highly desirable.

  • Good understanding of Chromatographic and Mass spectrometry principles

  • Experience in method development and validation is preferred.

  • Experience in wet lab techniques.

  • Problem-solving skills, attention to detail and ability to excel in a team environment.

  • Work independently and provide scientific analysis of data

  • Identify issues within a project and propose solutions based on current practices or ability to propose new ideas

  • Use independent judgment for individual daily tasks, require minimal supervision

  • Skilled in laboratory techniques and measurement methods

  • Practical ability to perform test work and complete work instructions

  • Good written and verbal communication

  • Conversant with PC based programs


  • Bachelors degree with 5+ years of experience in Analytical Chemistry or Masters degree with 2+ years of experience will be considered.

  • Hands on experience and proficiency with, GCMS, ICP/MS and LCMS instrumentation are essential.

  • Work safely and follow the company’s health, safety and environmental (HSE) policies and procedures.

  • Adhere to general laboratory rules and maintain laboratory cleanliness

  • On occasion may need to start or finish work earlier or later depending on test requirements

  • Hold current passport as may need to travel to other Pall locations for training or assist with test work

Pall Corporation is proud to be part of the Danaher global family of more than 20 operating companies, driving meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries. Danaher is a global science & 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, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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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