Staff Genomics Scientist in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/8/2018

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Job ID: BEC008730

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.


We seek a talented, collaborative, inter-disciplinary scientist to lead work on integrating nucleic acid chemistry and biology, molecular biology, instrumentation (automation, flow cytometry, etc), NGS, genome engineering, and computation to develop transformative, end-to-end pipelines for high throughput biology.  

This individual will play a key scientific role leveraging innovative biotechnologies for the development of products that enable today’s fast-paced, data centric biology applications. Applications range from nucleic acid purification, NGS pipeline development, genome engineering pipeline development, biologics/drug discovery, synthetic biology, and IVD testing development. 

The position would suit an individual with strong scientific leadership potential and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Applications are encouraged from those involved in transformative research in the molecular biology or related space. The role offers the opportunity to grow from bench scientist/team lead to program lead.

Must have extensive experience in nucleic acid methods and preferably a specialization in Next Gen Sequencing (NGS) or other high-throughput biology nucleic acid workflows.

Creative problem solvers that love complex puzzles and have demonstrated success in thinking outside the box to deliver innovative solutions to complex problems. 

Must be a strong team player with ability to partner effectively with large internal teams, cross-functional experts, external collaborators, and customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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.

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

Provide subject matter expertise to support the development of the strategic plan and funnel of new product opportunities.

Serve as team lead for product development

Work with Program Manager to support daily management of project timelines to enable accurate projection of milestone completion dates and effective prioritization of tasks

Work with Chief Scientist/Director to drive Genomics group activities and growth.

Job Requirements



Experienced Scientist Lead with excellent bench and leadership skills. 

Doctoral degree in chemistry, genetics, or molecular biology, and a minimum of +4 years post doctoral experience required, +8 post doctoral years preferred, with +10 years desired.

The Staff Scientist is expected to take project leadership roles and laboratory research roles.

Must be proficient in writing, and communicating in the English language.

Good problem solving, judgment and decision making skills are required.

The position will be based in Indianapolis and require 5 - 15% travel.


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