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Applications Scientist

Company: Danaher
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to help advance scientific discovery, improving quality of life around the world? We do, too.

Molecular Devices has the opportunity to be the innovation partner that empowers scientists to fast-track research breakthroughs, leading to earlier diagnoses and safer drug treatments. We're a leading life science solutions provider of high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems, software, and consumables. With Molecular Devices, you'll grow your career with best-in-class teams in a culture of collaboration.

Molecular Devices is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we're pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

As Application Scientist, your role is to perform feasibility and validation studies for custom projects using biological models! The successful candidate will be an individual with a passion for customer satisfaction, who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is a results-oriented problem solver.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with Sales, Field Applications & external customers to understand specific scientific application requirements.
  • Develop and execute experimental plans to prove feasibility of achieving specific customer needs and to validate the final developed solutions.
  • Acquire and analyze data, interpret results and draw conclusions with complete records in accordance with quality system requirements.
  • Contribute to the publication and promotion of Molecular Devices products and scientific applications through presenting results at scientific conferences and in technical literature.


  • BS/MS with experience, Ph.D preferred, in Cell & Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field (will accept foreign education equivalent)
  • 5+ years of laboratory experience: to include mammalian and microbial cell culture.
  • Strong, working knowledge of Molecular Devices instruments and software preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with verification and validation of scientific instruments and assays.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with scientists and non-scientists from a diverse group of backgrounds
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams as well as independently.
  • Ability to travel to customer sites as required (<10%)

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we'll empower you to push the boundaries of what's possible.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.


Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available here.

Keywords: Danaher, San Jose , Applications Scientist, Other , San Jose, California

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