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Research and Development Scientist in Richmond, Illinois at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

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Job ID: COR001333

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.

Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc. 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.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check. 

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As an R&D scientist, you will be responsible for executing the project plan activities for assigned new product development projects while insuring compliance to design control processes and external regulatory guidelines.  You will also initiate and perform studies of complex issues and innovative ideas that may feed into new products/projects

• Design and Development of Histology Consumable products.
• Achieving milestones of stage gate development process
• Maintain quality standards of FDA, ISO, GLP and GMP.
• Transfer of design from development to manufacturing
• Participate in design change and manufacturing cost improvement initiatives.

Job Requirements


Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Material Science or Chemistry.  Preference given to Advanced Degree

• Minimum of three years of R&D experience in academic, medical device or pharmaceutical environments with diagnostic products (Leica BioScience/Danaher experience is preferred).
• Experience in preparation of controlled studies, protocols, statistical analysis and report writing.  
• Knowledge of DOE and problem-solving methods desired.
• A proven track record of contributing to new product development projects from design through manufacturing as a research scientist.
• Stage gate design control experience in highly regulated development and manufacturing environments preferred
• Knowledge of GMP/GLP, FDA and ISO 13485 requirements as they pertain to in vitro medical devices.
• Ability to manage priorities in a fast paced environment.
• Capable of working effectively independently or in a team environment in order to meet goals and objectives.
• Travel: Less than 10%, must be able to travel internationally

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.