Danaher - Chaska, MN

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OPCO Description

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems are found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world and produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. Hospital laboratories are our core clinical diagnostic customers. Our life science customers include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, medical schools and research institutions. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on six continents. For more than 75 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.


Scientists are needed to plan and perform development and optimization studies for the Assay Development group of Beckman Coulter Corporation.

Qualified applicants should have experience in immunoassay chemistry and development.

Candidates will be expected to assist in the development and optimization of key reagents for immunoassays. Some knowledge of common conjugation and solid phase coating procedures is preferred, but not required, as the candidate with be expected to work closely with the Reagent Chemistry group.

The incumbent performs experiments as defined and planned by a supervisor or team leader; participates in planning studies for the development, evolution and optimization of assay reagents in support of immunoassay development; and maintains well organized laboratory notebooks in compliance with relevant procedures.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Plan and perform studies for the development and optimization of raw materials and processes to be used in automated and manual immunoassays

Participate in identifying technical issues and recommend resolutions

Participate in verification and validation of new and modified product designs

Maintain well organized documentation in compliance with relevant procedures

Participate in Assay Development departmental shared services

Perform routine maintenance activities to ensure proper functionality of automated immunoassay instrumentation and integrity of data generated

Manage Kanban supply cabinets and biohazard waste in immunoassay instrument


Support the Sample Bank to catalog samples in associated databases and fulfill sample acquisition requests

Support the transfer of processes into manufacturing environments and investigation of post-launch performance and/or quality issues

Remain current on internal policies and documentation requirements, as well as appropriate procedures for assigned projects


Demonstrated technical know-how and understanding of reagent characterization.

Team player and collaborates with cross functional teams internal and externally;

possibly including hospitals and universities.

Applies analysis and judgment for prioritizing assignments and resolving issues in a timely fashion.

Ability to recognize the value of understanding systematic behaviors within an organization

Effective communication in different situations, listening skills, and written form

Organization capabilities with attention to details


Required Qualifications and Experience:

Degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or related field (BA/BS 2+ years or MA/MS

0-2 years)

Experience with immunoassay development on automated platforms preferred

Experience working in a fast-paced environment that requires multi-tasking and prioritizing required

Experience working in a GMP environment and knowledge of FDA requirements and regulations desirable

Must have effective written and verbal communication skills

Familiarity with statistical techniques desirable

Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Danaher Overview

Danaher is a diversified technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our portfolio of premier brands is among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. Danaher's portfolio is comprised of five reporting segments: Test & Measurement; Environmental; Life Sciences & Diagnostics; Dental; and Industrial Technologies. Driven by a foundation provided by the Danaher Business System, Danaher's 48,000 associates serve customers in more than 125 countries and generated $13.2 billion of revenue in 2010.




Job Function


Research and Development / Scientific

Primary Location


North America-United States-MN-Chaska






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