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Job Title: Senior Staff Formulation Biochemist
Company Name: Beckman Coulter Diagnostics
Location: West Sacramento, CA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 05/08/2023
Expire Date: 06/07/2023
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Job Description
Senior Staff Formulation Biochemist

At Beckman Coulter Microbiology, we have a mission of ensuring every patient has access to the right antibiotic at the right time. This is the reason we exist as an organization. And it matters because antimicrobial resistance is a one of the top global health threats. As the gold standard in antibiotic susceptibility testing accuracy, and through our ability to see emerging antibiotic resistance, we serve a unique and critical role in helping care providers successfully fight infections and make good antibiotic stewardship decisions.

Wondering whats within Beckman Coulter Diagnostics? Take a closer look.

At first glance, youll see that for more than 80 years weve been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. Were building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and youll see we are invested in you, providing the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, were working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the worlds biggest health challenges.

The Sr. Staff Formulation Biochemist, Development Science Microbiologyfor Beckman Coulter is responsible for developing new and updated assay formulations for our Gold Standard Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) platform.

This position is part of Development Science located in Sacramento, California and will be hybrid. At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You will be a part of the Development Science Formulation team, you will initially be reporting to the Director, Development Science who is responsible for the consumable product development and post launch sustaining activities for Microbiology. If you thrive in fast paced and innovative role and want to work to build a world-class development organization- read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead the formulation development of new and updated assays used for antimicrobial susceptibility testing

  • Determine optimal assay performance based upon current manufacturing processes and controls

  • Prepare reports and technical presentations

  • Update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as needed

  • Establish Standard Work within the Formulation group

  • Lead process improvement and problem-solving activities

  • Be the Chemical Safety Officer for Development Science

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry with 14+ years OR Masters Degree in Biochemistry, or related discipline with 12+ years of experience OR PhD with 9+ years of experience

  • Strong understanding and application of Design of Experiments

  • Significant experience in antimicrobial susceptibility product development in a regulated medical device field, ISO 13485 and FDA 21CFR Part 820

  • Experience with an interdisciplinary range of laboratory techniques including HPLC, Mass Spectrophotometry, AST

  • Experience with interactions between microorganisms and antimicrobial agents especially with respect to microbial resistant mechanisms with strong understanding of bacterial growth media use in antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Working with a breakpoint setting organizations e.g., CLSI and EUCAST

At Beckman Coulter Diagnostics we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics can provide.

When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll 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 Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

If youve ever wondered whats within you, theres no better time to find out.

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