Development Scientist II

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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 Development Scientist II for Beckman Coulter is responsible for completing assignments requiring independent thought, judgement, and initiative. Candidate should be self-driven and require limited instruction for routine to complex work and on new assignments. Candidate should be able to assist in developing new techniques and procedures that lead to greater departmental efficiency and improve the technical rigor of the reagent R&D team. All work must also meet regulatory requirements and follow company policies and procedures. Candidate should have a willingness to work in an ISO9000/FDA regulated environment.

The position is part of the Reagent Development Department located in Chaska (Minneapolis), MN and will be on-site. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You will be a part of the Reagent Development Team and report to the Manager of Development Science and will be responsible for development and commercialization of immunoassays for an automated system. If you thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced, problem-solving role, have confirmed experience in chemistry, biochemistry, immunochemistry, immunology, or cell biology and prior experience in the development and commercialization of immunoassay IVD or RUO products, and want to work to build a world-class immunoassay Reagent Development organization - read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the development of and commercialization of immunoassays
  • Execute experiments, analyze results and present conclusions to teams
  • Communicate project status and experimental data with cross-functional teams, at all levels and across different cultures via verbal and written communication
  • Work in a fast pace environment and maintain timelines for multiple projects
  • Identify and implement process improvements within the department/discipline

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or medical related sciences) and 2+ years of laboratory experience or Master's degree in field with 0-2 years experience
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practices and scientific methods
  • Ability to document work per ISO9000/FDA regulation; including materials, methods, and conclusions as well as demonstrated ability to independently design, execute, analyze and draw conclusions form scientific experiments

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

  • Relevant experience in clinical, research, manufacturing, or diagnostic setting with knowledge of immunoassay development
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods and design of experiments
  • Experience leading projects


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More Information on Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Indianapolis, IN, Miami, FL, Loveland, CO, Grants Pass, OR and San Jose, CA. It has 1527 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Life insurance. To see all 41 open jobs at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, click here.
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