Staff Scientist in Brea, California at SCIEX

Date Posted: 10/7/2018

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Job ID: SCI002601

About Us

SCIEX – An operating company within Danaher’s Life Sciences platform

SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to find answers to the complex analytical challenges they face. Our leadership in LC-MS and CE-MS have made us a trusted partner globally to those who are focused on basic research, drug discovery, food and environmental testing, forensic toxicology, clinical research and diagnostics. With over 40 years of innovation, we continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis.

We are seeking smart, team-oriented people who have purpose and are committed to helping us deliver Answers for Science. Knowledge for Life. ™ Our global team, located on every continent, is our greatest strength, bringing diverse perspectives and breakthrough thinking. With the power of the Danaher Business System behind us, it’s our people who have made us the industry leader. Come join our winning team. Visit us at

Sciex offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. 

Sciex 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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An experienced scientist is required to help lead the design and development of innovative, new consumables, reagents, and instrumentation with specific focus on biopharmaceutical analyses utilizing capillary electrophoresis with optical and mass spectrometric detection.  In this capacity, the candidate will work within multi-disciplinary teams participating in all phases of product development, including new concept realization and product commercialization. The individual will be involved in innovation, problem solving and technical collaboration, while applying established product development processes.
•Leadership in the execution of new product development tasks and deliverables.
•Planning, organization and execution of innovative research that includes conception, implementation, and experimental evaluation of new and improved approaches for sample analysis using electrophoretic separations.
•Carry out, complete, and present the results of original research in the form of invention disclosures, internal reviews, peer-reviewed publications, and scientific presentations at internal and external meetings.
•Troubleshooting and creative problem solving in a multidisciplinary team to address technical challenges in synthetic and analytical chemistry and customer related problems.
•Collaborate with product marketing and engineering resources on the decomposition of top-level requirements to develop specifications for new product development.
•Provide scientific and technical support of customers and collaborators.

Job Requirements


•PhD (preferred) or Master's degree, with significant experience, in Chemistry, Engineering, or Applied Science, or its equivalent.
•Demonstrated experience and leadership in development of analytical instrumentation and/or related consumables and reagents.  Experience with consumables manufacturing a plus.
•Project and/or people management experience desired.
•Fundamental understanding of, and experience with, capillary electrophoresis, chemical derivatization, and sample preparation techniques is needed.
•Experience with biological/biopharmaceutical analysis using optical detection and mass spectrometry desired.
•Strong instrumentation and chemistry troubleshooting skills are required.
•Proactive, results-oriented, self-motivated team player with strong organizational skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Demonstrated track record of achievements in original research and translation to manufactured products.

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 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.