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Senior Scientist, Organic Chemistry in Carlsbad, California at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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Job ID: BEC014022

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
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 or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at
Beckman Coulter 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.


Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Plan and manufacture multi-step organic syntheses intermediates and products; maintain thorough documentation of experimental procedures and results through manufacturing batch records
• Independently prioritize own work assignments, and consistently demonstrate the ability to perform assigned tasks in manufacturing setting
• Update manufacturing SOPs as required through process validation and design change procedures 
• Maintain a high level of productivity in the laboratory setting
• Demonstrate ability to resolve the manufacturing issues through effective problem solving 
• Maintain a safe, pleasant and efficient work environment.
• May lead 3-5 manufacturing associates

Job Requirements


Qualifications and Education Requirements
• MS in Organic Chemistry with minimum 6 years of relevant experience in industrial setting is preferred or will consider a BS in Organic Chemistry with minimum 10 years of relevant experience in industrial setting
• 5- 7 years of experience with laboratory bench to include synthesis, purification and analysis of organic compounds 
• Work experience in DNA base modification Chemistry/Cyanine Dyes Chemistry/Heterocyclic Chemistry is preferred
• Strong background in theory and practice of synthetic organic chemistry, modern analytical techniques, and excellent problem-solving skills 
• Experience in cGMP Environment 
• Experience with Process Validation, non-conformance investigation 
• Demonstrated excellence in clear cross-functional collaboration and communication in team settings
• Demonstrated ability to work in a high paced manufacturing team environment to meet on time product delivery deadlines
• Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
• Ability to demonstrate Cost-control management mindset
• Proven track to lead other associates

Special Requirement: 
• This position is for Carlsbad site of Beckman Coulter, however, selected candidate will be required to work in Orange Country site of Beckman Coulter for a period of time while the manufacturing site is transitioned to Carlsbad, CA.


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