Senior Development Scientist

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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 Senior Development Scientist for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is responsible for completing assignments requiring independent thought, judgment, and initiative. Candidate should require a limited degree of supervision for routine work and general instructions, with guidance on new assignments. Candidate should be able to assist in developing new techniques and procedures that lead to greater departmental efficiency. 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.

This position is a part of the Reagent Research and Development department located in Chaska (Minneapolis), MN and will be an on-site position.

You will be a part of the Reagent Development team and report to the Manager, Development Science 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 knowledge of immunoassay chemistry and development, and want to work to build world-class immunoassay products and systems-read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop new product designs, processes, new product scale-up, design/product optimization, technology transfer and process/product verification and validation activities.
  • Independently design, execute, and analyze simple to moderately complex experimental work as well as present conclusions.
  • Provide technical leadership within department, including training other scientists.
  • Maintain well organized laboratory notebooks in compliance with relevant procedures. Align with regulatory guidelines and Beckman Coulter Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Operate within project schedule to ensure timely transmission of data to project teams.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree in field with 5+ years experience or Master's degree in field with 3+ years experience or Doctor's degree in field with 0-2 years experience.
  • Experience working in industry or diagnostic business
  • Candidates must have considerable knowledge of good laboratory practices and scientific methods.
  • Ability to document work per ISO9000/FDA regulations; including materials, methods, and conclusions.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design, execute, analyze and draw conclusions from scientific experiments.

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

  • Meaningful experience in clinical, research or diagnostic setting with knowledge of immunoassay development.
  • Hands-on experience in any of the following fields is desired: immunoreagent development, antibody modification, solid phase coating or paramagnetic particles, immunoassay.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting and able to interact effectively at all levels and across different cultures.


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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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