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This is a unique opportunity to join QIAGEN Advanced Genomics' growing team.  Advanced Genomics commercializes QIAGEN's bioinformatics products.  The Field Application Scientist (FAS) position allows you to interact with a wide range of researchers across different scientific disciplines to promote software applications and services that provide superior NGS and 'omic data analysis and biological interpretation, and to provide product and scientific advice to key accounts.

As a member of the Applied Advanced Genomics group, the FAS is responsible for working closely with key accounts and early access customers, delivering scientific software demonstrations for groups of various sizes, conduct software product training, and other activities to help potential customers understand the value of QIAGEN's bioinformatics applications and services. 

The scientist will work strategically with Sales as well as with Marketing, Customer Support, and the extended EMEA and global Field Application Scientist teams to support customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, governmental, and academic sectors

This is a field-based role, ideally based in Southern California, but qualified candidates residing in other parts of the US are strongly encouraged to apply.  Candidates should be prepared to experience periods of up to 60% travel, although average annual levels will be less. The responsibilities of the FAS includes:

  • Engage in scientific discussions with customers and cultivate relationships
  • Be the technical expert on Ingenuity Pathway Analysis and, over time, other QIAGEN Bioinformatics products
  • Train and support new customers
  • Leverage deep scientific knowledge to identify customer challenges and map them to Advanced Genomics software products and services
  • Deliver scientific workshops on defined case studies to showcase the value and effectiveness of software applications within the context of the prospect or customer's research
  • Provide scientific presentations and compelling pre-sales product demonstrations
  • Become a power user of QIAGEN's portfolio of software applications and effectively present these products at scientific conferences, seminars, workshops, webinars and poster presentations
  • Analyze and interpret large molecular datasets such as microarray, RNA-Seq, genomic sequence, and proteomics data for clinical and basic research purposes
  • Ph.D. or equivalent experience in molecular biology or genetics-related fields of study stressing analysis and biological interpretation of ‘Omic data (for example, Microarray, RNA-Seq or Proteomics data)
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing technologies and applications
  • The ability to use statistical software programs and web-based tools to retrieve and analyze data, especially with CLC Genomics or Cancer Research Workbench, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis, or Ingenuity Variant Analysis
  • Demonstrated excellent written, presentation, and verbal skills including strong public speaking experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills 
  • Aptitude for understanding, communicating, and training scientific concepts, applications and methods
  • Demonstrated exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel between 30-60% of the time, including overnight stays
  • Ability to multitask a variety of assignments and proven ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to be flexible and creative, and work in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Fast, self-starter with the ability to handle and manage multiple tasks in a result-orientated commercial environment
  • Excellent project and network management skills and strong organizational skills
  • Experience as a remote, field-based employee desirable
About Our Organization

QIAGEN is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights.

QIAGEN sample technologies isolate and process DNA, RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in seamless and cost-effective molecular testing workflows.

QIAGEN provides these workflows to more than 500,000 customers around the world in Molecular Diagnostics (human healthcare), Applied Testing (forensics, veterinary testing and food safety), Pharma (pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies) and Academia (life sciences research).

As of June 30, 2015, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,400 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at

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