Applications Scientist Job Description

Applications Scientist Job Description

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Applications scientist provides on-site installation, validation, commissioning, troubleshooting and routine maintenance on Ion Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry equipment as appropriate.

Applications Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Focus on the delivery of pre-sales technical application support to the regional sales team nationally (North America and Canada) for markets targeted by both the field and factory business operations
Provide front line post sale technical support regionally nationally (North America and Canada)
Has a good understanding of the scientific methods with a concentration in either molecular or cell biology
Develop new applications for the bioproduction product portfolio and produce marketing literature to support worldwide sales, field application scientists, and customers
Determine application trends and market drivers in cell line development, antibody and protein discovery, and synthetic biology markets by monitoring the sales channel staying up to date on published research
Monitor market developments for product portfolio – including competitive landscape and technological developments
Update customer of project status in particular if there are problems/issues with the project
Schedule work into the laboratory in conjunction with the Laboratory Manager/Supervisor
Lead cross-functional teams to create whitepapers and other educational tools to communicate best practices in mass cytometry workflows and primary analysis
Develop copy, data and graphics for technical collateral such as data sheets, application notes & technical slide decks

Applications Scientist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Applications Scientist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ASCP, PMP, ASHI

Education for Applications Scientist

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Employers hiring for the applications scientist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Science, Engineering, Molecular Biology, Physics, Technical, Life Science, Life Sciences

Skills for Applications Scientist

Desired skills for applications scientist include:

Genomics
Methods that apply to Illumina technology
Sequencing applications
Competition and marketplace
Competitor activities and innovations within the marketplace
Biochemistry
MS Office
Liquid chromatography and Mass Spectrometry principles and instruments
Microsoft Excel and Outlook
Real-time PCR and digital PCR applications/workflows

Desired experience for applications scientist includes:

Ability to design experiments/projects
Experience in labeling chemistries
Experience in multiple flow cytometry applications
Extensive experience in flow cytometry data analysis and troubleshooting
Broad knowledge of Immunology and Cell Biology
Problem solving – Solves routine issues

Applications Scientist Examples

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Applications Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of applications scientist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for applications scientist
  • Manage scientific collaborations to generate data for publication, presentation and sales/marketing literature
  • Provide digests and story slide decks for the field resources to highlight key publications in the field and with the technology
  • Submit abstracts and present at scientific meetings
  • Provide expert support to tech support on escalated troubleshooting cases
  • Provide pre-sales support of competitive engagements
  • Provides technical support and troubleshooting for customers using Agilent’s NGS products
  • Assist Agilent’s Technical Service team to maintain and build upon collaborative relationship with key accounts
  • Provide customer feedback to marketing, R&D (product development teams)
  • Timely and accurate response to customer inquiries
  • Examines sequencing data by external customers
Qualifications for applications scientist
  • Broad experience in the operation of flow cytometry systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years exp
  • 5+ years purification knowledge (ie TFF /DFF)
  • Master’s and 5 years of experience or PhD Degree and 2 years of experience in a life science (immunology, cell biology or related discipline preferred), or higher degree with relevant work experience from a four year college or university
  • Knowledge of Flow Cytometry platforms preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and a careful attention to detail
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of applications scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for applications scientist
  • Travel – up to 25% travel may be required to key customer accounts for assay optimization
  • Establish a regular and ongoing link to the Marketing team
  • Identify opportunities for non-forensic use of Forensics & Human Identification products
  • Support trade shows and professional conferences by performing product demonstration and seminars customer training
  • Increase Electronic Films Technology’s competency in roll-to-roll precision coatings
  • Assess and enhance capabilities within Electronic Films Applications Research to ensure meaningful evaluation techniques and equipment are in place to support ongoing research
  • Apply prior industrial experience to Electronic Films’ new product development initiatives and customer service
  • Identify needs and provide solutions for customer applications by collaborating with cross functional teams to understand customer fitness for use criteria, working with product development teams to assess potential coating solutions, design and execution of creative and business relevant experiments, use of statistical or theoretical / numerical methods to analyze results, and communicating results to technology and business stakeholders
  • Develop fundamental understanding of the structure-property-performance relationships for resins and additives in formulated coating systems utilized in electronic display applications
  • Support key specialty coatings research projects through effective experimentation using scientifically relevant formulations and tests
Qualifications for applications scientist
  • Knowledge of different flow cytometry systems
  • Experience with Amazon AWS tools including EC2, CloudFormation and Route53
  • Experience with Salesforce.com, JIRA and Zendesk
  • Experience with remote information gathering, remote assistance, and remote system control methods
  • Experience resolving performance, reliability or adoption problems
  • Experience scripting in Python, Groovy and Bash using a RESTful API interface
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Applications Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of applications scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for applications scientist
  • Work with Electronic Films customers to translate their unmet needs to new product or service offerings
  • Assist customers with optical film application development and coating scale up
  • Travel minimum of 25%
  • Accelerate the development of device applications and fabrication methodologies for high aspect ratio, magnetic nanomaterials
  • Perform synthesis work which will entail fabrication of metal or oxide nanostructures and scaling up of the fabrication process
  • Perform characterization work which may require the use of X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), AFM, and electric/magnetic measurements at both DC and RF fields
  • Interpret laboratory data and prepare specific test reports
  • Develop and validate new analytical methods for the detection and identification of chemicals and heavy metals in food, medicinal and cosmetic products
  • As the most senior member of the applications team, to assist the applications manager in support and mentoring of colleagues to ensure the team meet delivery/quality deadlines
  • With the Applications manager, maintain departmental performance metrics to effectively manage team output, define corrective and preventative actions as needed
Qualifications for applications scientist
  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering or related relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant industrial research, applications testing or similar technical work in oilfield technology
  • Experience in working with commercial materials used in oilfield applications
  • Ability to travel internationally, regionally locally, at least 50%
  • Bachelor's & 12+ years of related experience, Master's & 7+ years of related experience or Doctorate & 6+ years of related experience or equivalent
  • Considerable skill and experience in leading magnetic design integration and technology development at component and system levels
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Applications Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of applications scientist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for applications scientist
  • As required, direct the activities of internal and external collaborations to ensure on-time delivery of high-quality content
  • Accurately record pertinent information from customer contacts in a Customer Relationship Management system
  • Work closely with key stake holders in Marketing, Manufacturing, Operations and Planning to provide end to end support for Infinium Genotyping and Methylation arrays
  • Project management skill sets in supporting small – mid size projects within departments
  • Demonstrate ability to overcome technical challenges in a fast-paced environment and lead root cause investigations for failures
  • Execute wet lab experiments to address project needs for both Genotyping and Methylation projects (less than 30% of time)
  • Ability to present data analysis results in large group settings, and present clear and concise written and oral communications to colleagues and manager
  • Ability to provide recommendations based on technical results and propose risk mitigation strategies to team
  • Supervisory experience (managing direct reports, performing annual reviews, set goals and other activities)
  • Support business unit/department goals and align with strategic objectives and embrace change
Qualifications for applications scientist
  • Considerable knowledge and experience of technical theories and concepts in magnetic materials and device applications
  • Considerable knowledge of nanostructured materials, high aspect ratio nanomaterials, and nanomaterial synthesis techniques
  • Considerable skills in project management and leadership
  • Considerable skills in interacting with other project members, governmental officials, sponsors, and contractors, and leading in a project team environment
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the US & Canada region to nationwide sales meetings and tradeshows, 50% overnight
  • One to five years research/design/development experience preferred
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Applications Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of applications scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for applications scientist
  • Determine fitness-for-use criteria for specific applications through a combination of empirical, experimental, and modeling methods
  • Reduce the fitness-for-use criteria to fundamental material characteristics using their knowledge of structure-processing-property relationships
  • Propose a course of action based on the analysis
  • Developing novel classification algorithms for identifying genomic variants
  • Experimental design and data analysis to support assay development
  • Writing high-quality, production-grade code
  • Provide pre and post sales technical support applications assistance in response to customer inquiries (both internal and external), including education, training and on-site visits
  • Engage in new product development evaluations as needed
  • Provide daily customer support on an array of Molecular Devices microplate readers
  • Perform technical problem solving on hardware, software, and cell-based assays
Qualifications for applications scientist
  • Considerable skill and experience in modeling and simulation of magnetics and materials/component/systems, such as micromagnetics
  • Must exhibit strong technical capability, curiosity and critical thinking skills that can be applied to project assignments
  • Capable of working in laboratory, pilot plant and manufacturing scale environments
  • Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner in both verbal and written formats
  • Understanding of experimental design, design approaches and application of experimental designs
  • Basic understanding of common sensory analysis methods and tools

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