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Danaher Corporation Senior Applications Scientist in Indianapolis, Indiana

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ mission is to empower those seeking answers to life’s most important scientific and healthcare questions. With a legacy spanning 80+ years, we have long been a trusted partner to our customers, who are working to transform science and healthcare with the next groundbreaking discovery. As part of our team of more than 2,900 associates across 130 countries, you’ll help drive our vision of accelerating answers—and our commitment to excellence.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Application Scientist, Liquid Handling The Applications Scientist, Liquid Handling supports the Automation Business Unit through the development of advanced automated methods and support for genomic and drug discovery workflows! You will develop and use scientific, automation, and programming expertise to perform chemistry characterization and demonstration which will include scoping, method development, optimization, and troubleshooting of the automated drug discovery applications. In addition, the Application Scientist, Liquid Handling, will gain an expert understanding of drug development application workflows to actively support strategic marketing messaging through the generation, both direct and indirect, of scientific content to be utilized by various commercial organizations within Beckman Coulter Life Sciences.

Responsibilities

  • Gain a deep understanding of customer needs to develop automated genomics and drug discovery applications on automation platforms.

  • Design, write, demonstrate, and sustain automated methods on liquid handling instrumentation in support of critical initiatives set by the Liquid Handling Product Line product management team.

  • Develop research plans, design workflows and procedures. 

  • Develop sales and marketing materials such as posters, presentations, training, and application notes to support commercial activities for automated genomic solutions.

  • Deliver automated methods and corresponding collateral on time and with regular cadence.

  • Learn the drug discovery landscape and provide scientific insight to inform strategic planning and new product development.

  • Liaison to global Field Applications and Tech Support teams for automated product performance.

  • Foster and support collaborations with genomics and drug development thought leaders and industry partners.

    Qualifications

  • Life science training - Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of direct industry experience.

  • Knowledge in Drug Discovery, High Throughput workflow development preferred

  • Knowledge in molecular biology, next generation sequencing, and nucleic acid preparation preferred.

  • Experience programming and operating automated liquid handlers desirable.

  • Demonstrated success designing and executing experimental plans.

  • Ability to establish and/or follow research procedures without direct supervision.

  • Willing to travel (domestic and international) 20%. *Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

    Competencies

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Motivation to deliver assets on time.

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.

  • Independence and good judgment, positive attitude, and an innovative spirit.

  • Highly analytical and metric driven.

  • Process improvement and change management skills.

  • Attention to detail, specifically with automation proof of principle testing with accurate and timely supporting documentation.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.

  • Excellent active listening and communication skills (verbal and written).

    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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

    Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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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.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 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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