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Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be
yourself. At Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, we're building a
culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives
of all our associates. At first glance, you will see we are
dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move
science and health care forward for more than 80 years.
And no matter where you look, at the heart of what we do, you'll
witness our shared purpose-helping realize life's potential-in
action. Our work helps improve millions of lives.
We hope you'll see yourself here, too.
What you find at Beckman Coulter -and within yourself - might
just change the world!
- Please note, this role will require onsite work at our
Sacramento, CA site. Relo assistance is available.
The Senior Development Scientist - Microbiology is responsible
for the development and execution of new product designs,
processes, feasibility studies, scale-up experiments, technology
transfer to production, and process/product validation activities.
The position includes laboratory and desk roles to develop complex
diagnostic laboratory workflows for multiple R&D programs in
microbiology, ensuring that product performance and regulatory
requirements are demonstrated through the planning, execution, and
data management of studies. The role will be responsible for the
creation and documentation of detailed product specifications and
instructions for product use in clinical microbiology laboratories
employing diagnostic procedures including antibiotic susceptibility
testing and microbial identification.
This position belongs to Microbiology Operating Company nested
within Beckman Coulter and is located in West Sacramento. At
Microbiology, our vision is to ensure we that every patient has
access to the right antibiotic at the right time as one of the
leading ID/AST companies. You will be an integral part of the
Research and Development team and report to the Sr Manager,
If you thrive in a fast-paced setting, leading multi-functional
teams and inspiring change describes you - read on.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
- Design and develop complex microbial assays and sample
preparation methods consisting of reagents, consumables, and
instrumentation with clinical bacterial and yeast specimens to
produce best in class Antibiotic Susceptibility Tests for Beckman
Coulter's Microbiology systems.
- Evaluate current and emerging technologies and protocols used
within clinical laboratories and guide product development
activities to align with strategic business and project
- Work cross-functionally and collaborate frequently with
Research and Development departments, Operations, Supply
Chain/Procurement, Quality, Regulatory, and Marketing;
additionally, working cross-site and with outside partners in other
time zones will be equally important in achieving maximum
- Routinely communicate and present on detailed experimental
plans and studies, project status, requirements, gaps, and
countermeasures to project core teams and the leadership team.
- Develop and maintain detailed experimental protocols and
quality documentation; collaborate with team members to assure
common understanding of the development process and project
- Foster and develop collaborative relationships with clinical
customers to support evaluation of internally developed workflows
and actively participate in standard setting organizations (e.g.
Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute) to understand and
influence emerging trends in antibiotic research and companion
The essential requirements of the job include:
- PhD in a Life Science discipline such as Microbiology or a
related field with 2+ years of proven experience or a master's
degree with 5+ years of experience.
- Work experience should include a minimum 5, preference 7+ years
in direct laboratory bench experience with proven track record of
scientific accomplishments and publications.
- Competency with advanced statistical methods and programs (JMP,
SAS, R) necessary for scientific data analysis and interpretation
including DOE or equivalent experience.
- Strong time management and scientific leadership skills and the
ability to influence others without direct authority.
- Ability to travel (domestic and internationally)-likely 5-10%
It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience
- ISO and FDA regulated environment experience
- Danaher Business System/Lean/Kaizen/6-sigma
- Knowledge of microscopy techniques and experience with image
- Experience with laboratory practices used in handling medically
relevant bacteria and yeast species
Sacramento is filled with opportunities whether you like
metropolitan, suburban or rural lifestyles the area has all options
available. It has a reasonable cost of living, abundant sunshine
and ethnic diversity. The greater area has professional sports,
museums and entertainment options with a unique blend of history of
the West, not to mention easy access to every outdoor activity
possible from sun and sand to snow. Sitting in the Central Valley,
the metro area is at the forefront of the farm-to-fork movement.
Residents have access to an abundance of fresh, locally sourced
foods from nearby farms, wineries and breweries.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive,
competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and
their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program, 401K
savings plans, or paid time off; our programs contribute to life
beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.
We believe you'll like what you see.
At Danaher, we're driven by a sense of wonder for what we can
create-and what we can become. Here, you'll accelerate your career
while driving innovation that improves lives. You'll work hard ,
with mentorship from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the
support of a global organization.
If you'd like to learn more, read stories from our associates on
our Careers Blog or contact one of our recruiters.
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