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Associate Applications Scientist

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Company :
Leica Biosystems

Location :
Torrance, California

Expiry Date :
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
You may not have heard of chromatography, the science of separation, but it s likely affected your life. Phenomenex s chromatography products advance the future of scientific analysis and investigation, ensuring the quality of essentials like your food, water, shampoo, and even cold medication. We strive to provide the best tools and resources possible to help researchers improve global health and well-being, including award-winning liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and sample preparation products. Be part of our global success, centered on a commitment to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions, unique marketing, and exceptional customer service and support. Phenomenex 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. We are seeking a highly goal-oriented and motivated individual to take on the role of Associate Application Scientist. The right candidate will have excellent analytical problem-solving skills and the ability to learn and apply new analytical techniques. This individual will be instrumental for supporting the organization by developing critical applications within the market space. A basic understanding of chromatography techniques is suggested as well as an aim to learn new techniques such as sample preparation, LC-MS/MS, and GC. The candidate will need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment within a lean organization and must be willing to roll up their sleeves to ensure the job gets completed. Duties and responsibilities: Basic knowledge of analytical methods and techniques Work alongside the Application Science team to develop applications Ability to independently research, develop, and propose solution-oriented separation and sample preparation methods Maintain detailed, accurate, legible records of all experiments Work with R&D, Sales and Marketing to provide support and content for brochures, website, and seminars Work cross-functionally with R+D, Sales, and Operations to communicate project status and results Maintain all instruments and equipment in excellent condition, keep all work areas neat and clean, and follow all safety procedures without exception Knowledge, skills and experience: * B.S. in Chemistry or life science * Knowledge of practical HPLC workflows and hands-on experience in liquid chromatographic instrumentation like HPLC-UV, UHPLC-UV, and LC-MS/MS is a plus * Strong fundamental general chemistry knowledge, as well as a thorough understanding of experimental design and troubleshooting workflows * Hands-on experience with other chromatography and sample preparation techniques is desired * Strong problem solving and analysis skills * Ability to adapt to and handle competing departmental needs * Strong time management and organizational skills. Ability to multitask and manage competing priorities and changing business needs. * Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, with a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently and through effective lateral influencing * Strong process orientation, problem solving and troubleshooting skills and a firm commitment to quality Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must have the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye. Work environment: Employees are responsible for performing their duties in an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed primarily indoors in an office, laboratory, or warehouse setting; wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate; higher level of noise may be prevalent in laboratories or warehouse settings. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel or work necessary overtime. Safety: Assists in the creation of a culture of safety and environmental protection by performing work safely in accordance with company and departmental safety procedures. Work may be exposed to hazards or hazardous materials requiring use of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure. Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practice to supervisor. If there is an accident or near miss, they must report it to their supervisor immediately. 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. #LI – LC 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.