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R&D Scientist in Redwood City, California at SCIEX

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

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Job ID: SCI002981

About Us

SCIEX – An operating company within Danaher’s Life Sciences platform

SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to find answers to the complex analytical challenges they face. Our leadership in LC-MS and CE-MS have made us a trusted partner globally to those who are focused on basic research, drug discovery, food and environmental testing, forensic toxicology, clinical research and diagnostics. With over 40 years of innovation, we continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis.

We are seeking smart, team-oriented people who have purpose and are committed to helping us deliver Answers for Science. Knowledge for Life. ™ Our global team, located on every continent, is our greatest strength, bringing diverse perspectives and breakthrough thinking. With the power of the Danaher Business System behind us, it’s our people who have made us the industry leader. Come join our winning team. Visit us at

Sciex offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. 

Sciex is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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A Research and Development Scientist is required to participate in the design and development of state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and consumables.  A specific focus will be in the area of nano and microflow liquid chromatography.  In this capacity, the candidate will work within multi-disciplinary teams participating in all phases of product development, including new concept realization and product commercialization. The individual will be involved in innovation and problem solving; collaborating with a broad development team; and applying an established product development process.


  • Planning, organization and execution of research and development activities that include conception, implementation, and experimental evaluation.  Primary focus will be on new and improved instrumentation and workflows for low flow separations and detection, including coupling with mass spectrometry.
  • Collaborate with product marketing and engineering resources on the decomposition of top-level requirements to develop specifications for new product development.
  • Support the product development life cycle, including system design, characterization, verification and validation, and commercial product support.
  • Presentation and documentation of research accomplishments in the form of invention disclosures, internal reviews and reports, and scientific publications and presentations.
  • Troubleshooting and creative problem solving independently and in a multidisciplinary team in the areas of chemistry, analytical workflows, and engineering.
  • Provide scientific and technical support of both internal and external customers and collaborators.
  • Work within a fast-moving team-oriented environment
  • Learn and utilize appropriate process to strengthen ongoing activities

Job Requirements


  • PhD (preferred) or Master's degree plus significant experience in Chemistry, Engineering, or Applied Science, or its equivalent.
  • Experience with high performance liquid chromatography, separations science, and detection.
  • Experience with mass spectrometry and coupling nano and microflow separations with MS is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated experience (3+ years) in design and development of analytical instrumentation, preferably in a commercial setting using an established design and development process.
  • Strong instrumentation design (prototyping) and troubleshooting skills are required.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, self-motivated team player with strong organizational skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of achievements in original research

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.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.