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Staff Development Scientist - Flow Cytometry in Miami, Florida at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 4/12/2019

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Job ID: BEC014613

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.
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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.


As part of the Clinical Flow Cytometry Development team, the Staff Development Scientist will serve as a key player and be responsible for evaluating and implementing new technologies during assay development. 

You will plan/design studies for the development, evolution and optimization of assay(s) within well-defined boundary conditions and timelines; 
  • executes studies, analyzes data, summarizes/presents results and writes study reports independently after receiving minimal direction from supervisor; 
  • exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate actions; 
  • participates in identifying/trouble shooting technical issues and recommending resolution; 
  • maintains well organized laboratory notebooks in compliance with relevant procedures; 
  • characterizes and verifies flow cytometry systems and manufacturing  processes including the hardware and reagent elements of these systems.
Participate in preparation of technical documents for FDA submissions. Design work flows and procedures. Submit abstract to conferences, publish articles in scientific journals to advance the company’s marketing competitiveness Propose, research, and champion viable project ideas or product enhancement 

Job Requirements


PhD degree (or foreign equivalent) in Biological Science, Immunology or Bio-Medical Engineering plus 2 years of experience, Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) plus 7 years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of experience in the offered position or closely related position. 

  • Strong technical background in high complexity, multi-color flow cytometry assays. 
  • Experience in development of flow cytometry clinical diagnostics to support FDA clearance, including initial development and feasibility activities, characterization, verification and validations, technical transferring to manufacturing. 
  • Knowledge of ISO 13485 and 21CFR820 (FDA QSR). 
  • Understanding of IVD and design control requirements. 
  • Meticulous attention to detail, proficient reasoning and problem-solving skills in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation. 
  • Experience with creation of traceability documentation (design outputs to design inputs) for design controls. 
  • Demonstrate expertise in the design, execution, and data analysis (including various statistical analysis tools, like JMP or Minitab). 
  • Experience and ability to work collaboratively fostering professional, constructive relationships as part of a team while also working independently to produce data and meet challenging timelines and goals 
  • Excellent organization skills and time management skills to be able to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple tasks and priorities. 
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with colleagues and various functions throughout the organization. 

Diversity & Inclusion
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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.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.