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Danaher Corporation Applications Scientist in Indianapolis, Indiana

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ mission is to empower those seeking answers to life’s most important scientific and healthcare questions. With a legacy spanning 80+ years, we have long been a trusted partner to our customers, who are working to transform science and healthcare with the next groundbreaking discovery. As part of our team of more than 2,900 associates across 130 countries, you’ll help drive our vision of accelerating answers—and our commitment to excellence.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences 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.

Do you enjoy method development? The Applications Scientist, Liquid Handling supports the Automation Business Unit through the development of advanced automated methods and support for complex genomic workflows! You will develop and use scientific, automation, and programming expertise to perform chemistry characterization and demonstration which will include scoping, method development, optimization, and troubleshooting of the automated genomics applications.


  • Gain a deep understanding of customer needs to develop automated genomics applications (e.g. next generation sequencing) on automation platforms.

  • Design, write, demonstrate, and sustain automated methods on liquid handling instrumentation in support of critical initiatives set by the Liquid Handling Product Line product management team.

  • Develop sales and marketing materials such as posters, presentations, training, and application notes to support commercial activities for automated genomic solutions.

  • Deliver automated methods and corresponding collateral on time and with regular cadence.

  • Learn the genomics landscape and provide scientific insight to inform strategic planning and new product development.

  • Liaison to global Field Applications and Tech Support teams for automated product performance.

  • Initiate and foster collaborations with genomic thought leaders and industry partners.


  • Life science training - Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of direct industry experience.

  • Knowledge in molecular biology, next generation sequencing, and nucleic acid preparation preferred.

  • Experience programming and operating automated liquid handlers desirable.

  • Demonstrated success designing and executing experimental plans.

  • Ability to establish and/or follow research procedures without direct supervision.

  • Willing to travel (domestic and international) 20%. *Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

    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 ( .