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

Date Posted: 1/23/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC009011

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.


of the Position: 
Work as part of a research team developing new
products related to nucleic acid preparation including nucleic acid extraction,
nucleic acid purification, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), high-throughput
biology, CRISPR/Cas9, and other genomic workflows.


We are
looking for an experienced scientist with excellent bench and experimental
design skills. Must have experience in nucleic acid/molecular biology methods
and preferably experience in DNA extraction, NGS, or other high-throughput
biology workflows involving nucleic acids. Must be a strong team player with
ability to work effectively within small to large internal teams to support new
product development. Will work as part of research teams developing new innovative
products in the genomics space.

Duties and Responsibilities

Create innovative reagent kits and
research products to meet customer needs

Develop technical solutions to product
design and performance issues.
Experimental design, execution,
analysis and documentation to support new product development
Function as a productive member of a
research team
Collaborate with internal partners to
achieve project objectives and deliver timely innovative solutions to meet
business needs

Job Requirements


Education and Experience

Masters degree + 3 years of experience or Doctoral degree in an appropriate field. 

Industry experience desired.
Technical expertise in nucleic acid isolation methods and downstream applications required.
Experience with design and development of consumable or reagent assays for research and/or clinical diagnostics highly desired
In depth understanding of chemical or mechanistic interactions between nucleic acids and surfaces, reagents, or other molecules highly desired.
Experience with NGS sample preparation and library construction desired
Knowledge and mastery of phase-gated development processes in regulated environments
Ability to understand complex scientific and engineering concepts
Proactive, results-oriented, self-motivated team player with strong organizational skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.


The position will be based in Indianapolis, Indiana and require up to 5% travel.

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.

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