Senior Application Scientist-Automation

Danaher Indianapolis , IN 46218

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Senior Applications Scientist supports the Business Unit to develop and improve workflows, applications, and techniques related to the drug discovery market segment (Biologics, Small Molecule, and Cell Therapy). You will use scientific, automation, and programming expertise to identify and design automated workflows and applications in key strategic life science market segments. In partnership with selected thought leaders and reference customers, you will develop deeper scientific understanding of specific workflows and applications. You will develop methods, author application notes, and speak at key conferences. As a "Subject Matter Expert", you support lead generation campaigns (content generation), develop sales and marketing collateral, and participate in roll-out for training. Qualified candidates must also be able to communicate effectively with experts from diverse scientific backgrounds, and demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. Experience with advance lab automation instruments is a plus.

Professional Characteristics (Who)

  • A disciplined team player who adjusts direction with up-to-date information to deliver against objectives

  • Self-motivator with intellectual curiosity to continue developing depth of scientific and industry knowledge

  • Self-Confident, enjoys interaction with customers and public speaking engagements

  • Highly adaptable to dynamic business environment, willing to go the "extra mile"

  • Prioritizes work load to manage competing demands

  • Willing to accept new challenges

Responsibilities (What)

  • Develop automated applications with deep understanding of the workflow and customers' view/ experience in mind. Application areas of interest include, but are not limited to Immunology, Cell culture, High Throughput Screening and Drug Discovery, Synthetic Biology and Proteomics

  • Manage collaborative relationships with vendors and customers for generation of application notes

  • Generate sales and marketing collateral (e.g. webinars) on time, to support commercial marketing

  • Work with the field applications team to track, evaluate and develop application opportunities arising from interactions with customers

  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to utilize DBS for ongoing process improvement

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, or related fields +2, or MS with +4 or BS with 8+ years of recent laboratory experience.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with scientists from diverse scientific backgrounds.

  • Ability to follow established research procedures without direct supervision. This includes designing experiments, conducting and analyzing experiments and preparing report outs.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in customer-facing projects is desired.

  • Experience in cell/tissue culture, cell-based assays, screening assays and microscopy platforms; Familiarity with molecular and cell biology techniques, protein digestion and purification, Mass Spectrophotometry and its sample prep.

  • Experience programming and operating automated scientific instruments is preferred.

  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Monitors own work to ensure quality. Applies feedback to improve performance.

  • Completes work in a timely manner. Strives to increase productivity.

  • Follows all company safety policies & other safety precautions within work area.

  • Willing to travel (20-25%).

  • The position is ideally located in Indianapolis, IN, but can also be located in San Jose, California.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available here.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available here.


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