Senior Application Scientist - BioPharma



Multiple Locations

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    Position summary

    Chromatography, the science of separation, affects the lives of almost everyone. 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 scientists 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 one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard.


    Phenomenex Applications Laboratory is looking for a highly goal-oriented, entrepreneurial, and motivated individual to take on the role of Senior Application Scientist.  This person will contribute to method development for applications in the Biopharmaceutical market. The Biopharma Sr. Applications Scientist will be responsible for the planning, development, and execution of Phenomenex scientific publications (application notes, technotes, case studies, and white papers) in the Biopharmaceutical market.  

    This position is a laboratory-focused role, and the ideal candidate enjoys hands-on development and technical troubleshooting for chromatographic, sample preparation and LC-MS/MS methodologies. This individual will closely collaborate with Phenomenex team members from R&D, Sales, and the rest of the Marketing team to achieve company’s goals.  

    A confident public speaker relating to the topics of LC-MS/MS in a variety of common industry workflows would be essential in supporting customers and sales representatives with technical challenges. The candidate should feel comfortable working within a fast-paced, Lean Six Sigma, environment that fosters collaboration.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Support customers directly with application development as well as advanced troubleshooting and method consulting.

    • Work with R&D, Sales, and Marketing to commercialize and promote (through brochure, web, technical and seminar content) new products and applications to the scientific community.

    • Work closely with product management, strategic marketing, and R&D on new product development to meet needs in target markets.

    • Creates and delivers trainings and seminars for colleagues and customers on new products and applications.

    • Ability to research, develop and present separation and sample preparation methods for hot bioanalytical areas based on Phenomenex technology and products.

    • Present data to customers via customer visits, seminars/webinars, tradeshow presentations, and technical posters.

    • Independently leads application development projects including accurate planning, prioritization, and completion.

    • Provides guidance, mentorship, and technical training to other team members.

    • Aid in the trouble shooting and technical support of customers and distributors worldwide.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • PhD in Biological Sciences field with 3+ years of experience in Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related field -OR- Masters in Biological Sciences field with 5+ years of experience -OR- Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with 7+ years of experience.

    • Travel of up to 15% or more to customer sites and/or scientific meetings or trade shows to cultivate relationships with customers and experts in the scientific community.

    Key Skills and Attributes used for Measurement of Success:

    • Strong knowledge/background of LC-MS/MS workflows (from sample preparation to bioinformatic analysis) for at least one of the following:

      • Proteomics

      • Intact Protein (mAbs)

      • Oligonucleotides/mRNA

      • GCTs

    • Ability to use and troubleshoot LC-MS/MS instrumentations, preferably with SCIEX mass spectrometers with Analyst and/or SCIEX OS software.

    • Ability to confidently use bioinformatics software for data processing as needed.

    • Experience and the ability to train junior members of a team.

    • Solid laboratory skills and good troubleshooting skills.

    • Knowledge of low flow chromatography (nano and micro) is a plus.

    While this role is posted in many cities it is ONLY AVAILABLE onsite at our Torrance location in SoCal.

    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 here can provide.

    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 [email protected] to request accommodation.

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    About the company

    Industry: Healthcare: Biotechnology

    Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical research, governmental and academic laboratories. We make consumables like HPLC columns, GC columns, and sample preparation products to help accelerate science and give researchers ...

    Why you should apply for a job to Phenomenex:

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 5/5 in supportive management

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Flexible, hybrid and remote working schedules

  • Competitive time off programs

  • Associate Recognition Program