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Danaher Corporation Senior Development Scientist in Indianapolis, Indiana

Are you looking to join a dynamic development team?

As part of the Genomics Research and Development team, the Senior Development Scientist will serve as a standout colleague and be responsible for implementing new technologies in the lab as well as new product development. We are looking for an experienced scientist with excellent bench skills, who can work independently as well as lead junior level scientist. Must have experience in Molecular biology methods and preferably in Next Gen Sequencing (NGS) or other high-throughput biology/ nucleic acid workflows. Must be a strong teammate with ability to partner effectively with large internal teams, cross-functional specialists, external collaborators, and customers.

  • Build innovative reagent kits and research products to meet customer needs

  • Independently perform experimental design, execution, analysis and documentation to support new product development

  • Define and translate new product requirements into product designs and performance specifications.

  • Develop technical solutions to product design and performance issues.

  • Develop, optimize, and validate novel molecular biology tools with an emphasis on CRISPR/cloning, NGS library preparation, sequencing and analysis, PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, synthetic biology and nucleic acid extraction.

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve project objectives and deliver timely innovative solutions to meet business needs

  • Maintain and adhere to standard precaution procedures in a BSL-2 laboratory.

  • Prepare and present scientific reports for internal and external communications.

We are looking for someone with the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • PhD in Molecular biology, Biology, Biochemistry or related field or BS/MS with 6 or more years of experience in a research and development setting.

  • Solid technical background in molecular biology, NGS sample prep and nucleic acid extraction.

  • Ability to keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to your job.

  • Meticulous attention to detail, proficient reasoning and problem-solving skills in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation.

  • Ability to work collaboratively fostering professional, constructive relationships as part of a team while also working independently to produce data and meet challenging timelines and goals.

  • Excellent organization skills and time management skills to be able to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple tasks and priorities.

  • Proactive, results-oriented, self-motivated team player with strong organizational skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Lab skills

DNA/RNA extraction, NGS, Long read sequencing, CRISPR design/Cloning, qPCR, PCR, Tissue culture, Liquid handling automation.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Danaher. we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page -- Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate 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.

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