Chaska, Minnesota

Development Scientist II will be responsible for completing assignments requiring independent thought, judgment, and initiative. Individual should require a limited degree of supervision for simple to moderately work and with work instructions/standard operating procedures, with supervision, on new assignments that range from moderate to moderately complexity experiments. Individual should be able to assists in developing new techniques and procedures that lead to greater departmental efficiency. All work must also meet regulatory requirements and follow company policies and procedures.  Willingness to work in an ISO9000/FDA regulated environment

Specific responsibilities include participating in development and commercialization of immunoassays for an automated system. Independently analyze experimental data as well as provide and present conclusions with team members as needed. Participate in feasibility, characterization, verification, and validation of new and modified product designs. Responsible for documentation of studies performed; includes materials, methods, and conclusions.

Applicant must have considerable knowledge of good laboratory practices and scientific methods. Applicant must have the ability to use technical background and experience (in accordance with company policies and procedures) to complete complex activities in creative and efficient ways. Applicants must be able to clearly articulate issues that may arise during activities and communicate progress to direct supervisor and peers. Applicants should also have relevant laboratory work experience and organization to help them in the planning and execution of activities independently; ability to multi-task and complete numerous unrelated process steps in a single day.

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the development and commercialization of immunoassays
  • Execute experiments, analyze results and present conclusion to teams.
  • Work independently and within a team setting.
  • Communicate project status and experimental data with cross-functional teams, at all levels and across different cultures via verbal and written communication
  • Work in a fast pace environment and maintain timelines for multiple projects
  • Identify and implement process improvements within the department/discipline

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • BS in Life Sciences (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or medical related sciences) and 2+ years of laboratory experience, or Master’s degree with 0-2 years of experience
  • Training in Life Sciences (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or medical related sciences), Laboratory Medicine, or other related clinical chemistry experience
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practices and scientific methods.

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

  • Relevant experience in clinical, research or diagnostic setting with knowledge of immunoassay development
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods and design of experiments

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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 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 to request accommodation.

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Chaska, Minnesota

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


Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world. A global network of more than 25 operating companies, we drive meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic industries through our operating companies in four strategic platforms: Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Water Quality and Product Identification. The engine at the heart of our success is the Danaher Business System (DBS), a set of tools that enables continuous improvement around lean, growth and leadership. Through the ingenuity of our people, the power of DBS and the impact of our meaningful technologies, we help realize life’s potential in ourselves and for those we serve.


It started as an idea for a better way, but like all powerful ideas, it evolved into a passion. It’s why at Danaher we view every challenge as an opportunity. And it’s the reason we’re on a constant quest to make things better—for our customers, our company, and the world.

Our Shared Purpose confirms our commitment to helping our customers achieve amazing things and the high standards by which we measure our own success. We innovate forward-looking technologies to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We are their agents of possibility.

“Helping Realize Life’s Potential is what we’re doing, every day, on a global scale. Think about our businesses and the impact we have: providing clean water, advancing scientific research and personal health, ensuring product safety. Every day, we’re helping improve quality of life around the world.” 

-Rainer Blair, President and Chief Executive Officer


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