Senior Field Application Scientist, Clinical Insight Software Applications (3991)

Job Location
Redwood City, CA
Job Description

This is a unique opportunity to join QIAGEN Advanced Genomics' growing team. Advanced Genomics commercializes QIAGEN's bioinformatics product portfolio, which includes Ingenuity, Biobase, and CLC bio products. This is an exciting position that allows you to interact with a wide range of researchers and clinicians 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, you will work closely with key accounts and key customers help them understand the value of QIAGEN's bioinformatics applications and services by conducting clinical informatics studies, delivering workshops and product demonstrations to groups of scientists of various sizes.

You will work strategically with Sales, Marketing, Customer Support, R&D teams, and the extended global Field Application Scientist teams to work with prospective hospital and clinical customers to dramatically change genetic testing.


This is a field-based role and candidates may experience travel periods of up to 60% of the time, although average travel percentage will be much less.

- Use QIAGEN informatics solutions to conduct clinical studies and present insights in formal and informal settings
- 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
- Engage in scientific discussions with customers and cultivate relationships
- Leverage deep scientific knowledge to identify customer challenges and map them to QIAGEN’s “Sample to Insight” products and services
- Train and support new customers
- Onboard of new users from product trial through contract signing, and may continue to work with key accounts as an adviser and project manager throughout the life of an account.


- Ph.D. or equivalent experience in molecular biology or genetics-related fields of study stressing biological interpretation of computer data analysis.
- 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, and 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 up to 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
- 2-4 years experience working directly with clinicians and/or physicians in a support, consulting, or related role
- Experience with and/or certified in regulatory environments such as CLIA, HIPAA, Safe-Harbor, ACGS, or other EMEA human genetics regulation is a plus.
- Excellent project and network management skills and strong organizational skills
- Diagnostic experience is highly desirable
- Experience as a remote, field-based employee preferred
- Fluency in English is a must, competency in other western European languages is a plus


How to Apply

If interested, please apply online

About Our Organization

QIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands-based holding company, 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 March 31, 2015, QIAGEN employed approximately 4,300 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Further information can be found at

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