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Danaher Corporation Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Neurology, Danaher Diagnostics in Boston, Massachusetts

The family of Diagnostics companies at Danaher work with conviction that every moment matters and realize that behind every test is a patient, waiting for an answer that could change their life. Our 23,000 team members, across 6 operating companies globally, proudly push the boundaries of what’s possible in safeguarding patient health and improving diagnostic confidence. We develop tools and technologies that set the standard for innovation and impact wherever health care happens—from a family physician’s office to leading trauma hospitals and laboratories. Our teams collaborate in an inclusive environment as we connect our people, processes, and expertise, focused on the world’s biggest health challenges such as cardiac disease, infectious disease, and cancer. At the Diagnostics platform at Danaher, you’ll thrive and quickly see the impact of your contribution.

Join us in working at the pace of change to improve patient lives!

The Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Neurology, Danaher Diagnostics, will help accelerate the company’s portfolio of innovative solutions through organic and inorganic efforts in all aspects of neurological diagnostic applications.

Reporting to the CSO, Danaher Diagnostics, this position will provide medical/clinical, scientific, and technological insights and related expertise to the Diagnostics Operating Companies (OpCos) in developed economies and high-growth market countries/regions. Working with other science, technology, and business leaders, the CSO for Neurology, Danaher Diagnostics will use a strong network and knowledge of emerging trends to help identify and evaluate early-stage technology investments, M&A opportunities, and organic investments to bring industry- leading Neurology-focused diagnostics solutions to market.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Drive the development of Neurology science and technology strategy and support OpCo, cross-OpCo and cross-platform execution.

  • Partner with Platform and Corporate Chief Scientific Officers and Innovation Center (IC) personnel to develop investment/innovation frameworks with focus on early-stage investment to close technology gaps and identify/invest in “white space” disruptive technologies.

  • Participate in M&A and open innovation target identification and due diligence activities and provide counsel on scientific and innovation opportunities and risks.

  • Lead process to define and cultivate external institutional relationships, collaborations, and investments for Danaher to build a pipeline of leading-edge thinking and technology sources in the area of Neurology diagnostics.

  • Cultivate engagements between Danaher and biopharma key opinion leaders (KOLs) in neurology and related disease areas; possess in depth knowledge of biopharma drug pipelines in neurology and anticipate the diagnostic needs of pharma (from Research Use Only (RUO) to Clinical Trial Assay (CTA) to In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) inclusive of Companion Diagnostics (CDx) and Lab Developed Tests (LDTs).

  • Support Danaher Diagnostic Operating Company Medical and Scientific Affairs and Government Affairs organizations on their strategy so that it maximizes patient impact at scale.

  • Advise Executive Vice President, business development, business, and technical leaders in the organization regarding scientific and technical matters, particularly associated with the convergence of Life Science and Diagnostics technologies for Neurological conditions.

  • Identify new research opportunities beyond the OpCo or Platform core R&D efforts and support strategic IP management, as well as guidance around FDA and international regulatory matters partnering with Platform and OpCo legal counsel.

  • Cultivate new technical, business and talent within the market using the Danaher brandm as well as Coach and consult to create alignment that maximizes innovation across OpCos participating in Neurology applications.

    The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Combined M.D. and PhD. degrees preferred, or MD with 14+ years’ experience and established research track record as evidenced by publications and/or professional accomplishments. PhDs with extensive diagnostics experience would also be considered. Board certification in Neurology highly desirable.

  • 5+ years of experience developing, leading and influencing cross functional teams including budget responsibility as well as Proven success mentoring and growing diverse scientific talent.

  • Extensive experience in the Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical and/or Life Sciences industries; Expertise with related Neurology-focused diagnostic applications and technologies, patents, and other intellectual property

  • Proven track record of success in neurodegenerative disease human clinical trial research and/or clinical management of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia a plus. Experience with acute neurological episodic events and follow-on chronic care of stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients also beneficial.

  • Prior roles in industry Medical and Scientific Affairs and/or Government Affairs functions a plus

  • Ability to combine and apply scientific/technical and business knowledge and demonstrate strong business acumen and ability to make balanced decisions.

  • Practical knowledge and experience working with relevant regulatory bodies, such as the FDA, SFDA, EMEA regulatory bodies, WHO, etc.

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

  • Experience in project, portfolio and/or program management; manufacturing transfer or optimization; commercial/customer-facing functions

  • Experience in planning, conducting, and reporting clinical trial results (IVD or pharmaceuticals)

  • Experience influencing various stakeholders to drive change and achieve results in a dynamic, complex environment.

    At DH Diagnostics we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, remote working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement in which you can work remotely from your home. Additional information about this remote work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for DH Diagnostics can provide.

The salary range for this role is $330K - $380K. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

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