Applications Scientist - Genomics

Organization
Surf Search
Job Location
San Diego, CA 92130
Job Description

Life science and clinical diagnostics leader seeks an Applications Scientist to support the scientific aspect of the company's product line from pre through post-sales process.  This position will be based in San Diego, with expected travel at 50-75%.  The Applications Scientist will: 

  • Develop and present customized product demonstrations to potential and current customers
  • Promote consumable sales and build customer confidence in genotyping and methylation services
  • Provides scientific training, including initial, advanced and continued support on proprietary applications and instruments to potential new and existing customers 
  • Attend and represent company at trade shows and scientific conferences
  • Work with customers to solve instrument, application, and scientific issues
  • Work with marketing to continuously improve current products and provide customer input for new product development interfacing with R&D
  • Provide scientific input into the sales process by identifing scientific assays, performing feasibility studies, genotyping and methylation projects, product testing, pre-sale feasibility studies, and general laboratory work to external and internal potential and existing customers

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in an applicable scientific discipline, such as biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or biotechnology
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 4+ years experience in genomics or in a genotyping laboratory
  • Knowledge of or experience with genotyping and methylation technology and services
  • Experience in a scientific customer support role, either field based or in-house
  • An understanding and competency with sales concepts and processes
  • Strong communications skills; oral, written, electronic and presentation
  • Computer fluency with MS Office Suite

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