Marketing Application Scientist – Genomics in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/27/2019

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Job ID: BEC015782

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.
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As part of the Genomics Reagent business unit, the Marketing Applications Scientist (MAS) will support portfolio growth through direct scientific collaboration with customers and by generating scientific proof of principle (POP) data utilizing Beckman products to solve customer problems.  The MAS, as part of the POP team, will also drive the development of scientific content showing technical differentiation by user application.  In addition to these core functions, MAS will provide support for strategic marketing messaging through the generation, both direct and indirect, of scientific content to be utilized by various commercial organizations within Beckman Life Sciences.  The position reports to the Director of Marketing – Genomics.

Position is based in Indianapolis, and requires international and domestic travel up to 50%.

  • Collaborate closely with the commercial sales organization to provide proof of principle data, technical support, and scientific content with the goal of providing confidence to a customer looking to adopt a Beckman genomics reagent solution.  (30%) 
  • Design and execute scientific experiments.  Experiments will be focused on generating data demonstrating evidence of product suitability for a given customer application.   (30-40%)
  • Fully understand genomic customers’ needs and goals. 
  • Work directly with collaborators to evaluate and validate optimized chemistries.
  • Develop expert level knowledge in the use of Beckman genomics reagents for supporting the development of new customers.  
  • Provide input and support to development projects as a customer advocate.
  • Provide input and support to the overall genomic reagent business strategy.  
  • Ensure all safety, quality and regulatory requirements are in compliance with standards and agencies such as: ISO, GMP and FDA
  • Maintain accurate and timely record keeping 
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to utilize Danaher Business Systems (DBS) for ongoing process improvement
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • PhD in a life sciences:  Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology with 0 to 1 years of experience; or Master’s degree in relevant field with 5+ years’ experience in the role described.
  • Previous lab experience working in the life science industry desirable.  
  • Sufficient knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry, and related sciences to understand complete genomics workflows.    
  • Technical expertise in nucleic acid isolation methods and downstream applications including Next Generation Sequencing.  
  • Understanding of chemical or mechanistic interactions between nucleic acids and surfaces and/or reagents
  • Experience with automation of nucleic acid chemistry and/or automation for other molecular biology applications required.   
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written)
  • Strong MS Office skills(Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated track record of achievement
  • Demonstrated ability in and commitment to continuous process improvement 

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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 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 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.
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