Leader Development Science

Beckman Coulter
Job Location
Indianapolis, IN
Comensurate With Experience

Full Standard Benefits

Job Description


Purpose of the Position:  Identify and develop new products related to nucleic acid extraction, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and other genomic workflows.  Plan, coordinate, and perform the design and development of genomic reagents and customer solutions.  For additional information about Beckman Coulter Life Science Genomics R&D, visit:https://www.beckmancoulter.com/wsrportal/wsr/research-and-discovery/products-and-services/nucleic-acid-sample-preparation/index.htm Summary:PhD-level molecular biologist. We are looking for an experienced scientist with excellent bench and leadership skills.  Must have extensive experience in nucleic acid methods, such as extractions, PCR, and NGS.  Creative problem solvers that love complex puzzles and have demonstrated success in thinking outside the box to deliver innovative solutions to complex problems.  Must be a strong team player with ability to partner effectively with large internal teams, cross-functional experts, external collaborators, and customers. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create innovative reagent kits and research products to meet customer needs
  • Experimental design, execution, analysis and documentation to support new product development
  • Define and translate new product requirements into product designs and performance specifications. 
  • Develop technical solutions to product design and performance issues.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve project objectives and deliver timely innovative solutions to meet business needs
  • Provide subject matter expertise to support the development of the strategic plan and funnel of new product opportunities.
  • Work with Program Manager to support daily management of project timelines to enable accurate projection of milestone completion dates and effective prioritization of tasks


  • Industry experience required.
  • Deep technical expertise in nucleic acid isolation methods and downstream applications required.
  • Experience with design and development of consumable or reagent assays for research and/or clinical diagnostics highly desired
  • In depth understanding of chemical or mechanistic interactions between nucleic acids and surfaces, reagents, or other molecules highly desired.
  • Experience with NGS sample preparation and library construction highly desired
  • Knowledge and mastery of phase-gated development processes in regulated environments
  • Ability to understand complex scientific and engineering concepts
  • Proactive, results-oriented, self-motivated team player with strong organizational skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills.


How to Apply

Send Resume To Danielle Robinson: Ddrobinson@beckman.com

About Our Organization

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.


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