Field Applications Specialist - Munich

Pacific Biosciences of California
Job Location
1305 O'Brien Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description


  • Pacific Biosciences™ is seeking a Field Applications Specialist, with a strong customer focus to support the SMRT™ sequencing workflow and its applications in Germany.
  • Account planning and management as part of a regional strategy in conjunction with local sales colleague.
  • The ability to deliver presentations of SMRT sequencing technology and its applications to a wider audience in a competitive environment.
  • Excellent customer facing communication skills both in a pre- and post-sales context is essential.
  • The candidate will employ expertise to deliver high quality training events to enable new users and to implement specific applications.
  • The ability to communicate and coordinate between cross functional teams to conduct beta tests, to support early access programs of new products and protocols.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and customer management skills to effectively resolve /overcome technical challenges.
  • The candidate will be working in a fast-paced environment, interacting with customers, as well as other scientists and engineers from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Position Requirements: Personal Skills and Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related Life Science field
  • Excellent command / highly proficient in spoken and written German and English
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication and presentation skills. Comfortable engaging with customers and with an internal team across Europe and the United States
  • Highly motivated and proven ability to work independently, e.g. in a home office based position
  • The role is field based and approximately 50% of work time will be outside home office
  • Familiar with the sales process and used to develop account strategies
  • Ability to build strong and lasting customer relationships
  • Ability to work in a strong team driven and highly performing organization
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and growing work environment. Highly self-organized and responsive.
  • Valid and clean driver’s license

Technical Skills and Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in field applications and pre- and post- sales customer support, in installation, training, validation, implementation, and application, of next-generation DNA sequencing instruments and assays
  • Extensive hands-on experience in operating next-generation DNA sequencing instruments and assays
  • Experienced in molecular genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry laboratory techniques
  • Basic experience in data analysis of next-generation DNA sequencing
  • Experienced in conducting scientific presentations to internal and external audiences for pre- and post-sales activities
  • Sufficient familiarity with the manuscript publication process and associated experimental design requirements
  • Excellent trouble-shooting abilities
  • Experience of a diagnostic or regulated work environment would be a benefit
  • Experience bioinformatics tools to support next-generation DNA sequencing would be a benefit

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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