Field Applications Scientist in Chicago, Illinois at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 6/24/2019

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Job ID: BEC015049

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
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Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Labcyte seeks an energetic scientist to join our Field Applications Scientist (FAS) team. This is primarily a customer-facing role in which you will work with scientists to understand their application requirements and help to adapt their workflows to the unique capabilities of the Echo® liquid handler. Our Field Applications Scientists work closely with sales staff to provide high-level customer support before, during, and after a sale.
Our Echo liquid handling systems use sound energy (non-contact dispensing) to rapidly transfer liquids with unmatched precision and accuracy. Our innovative instruments are used worldwide in multiple disciplines including genomics, drug discovery, cancer research, bioassays, personalized medicine, and mass spectrometry.
Therefore, we need someone who has bench experience, market knowledge, and is ready to expand their horizons and tackle the next challenge as we enable scientists to work at smaller volumes with greater precision. We also need strong written and verbal communication skills to present the advantages of our product portfolio to scientifically diverse teams and customers.
Job Responsibilities:
* Application support across multiple scientific disciplines including genomics and drug discovery 
* Conduct pre-sales technical presentations and understand customer workflows 
* Plan and execute product demonstrations for prospective customers 
* Prepare and present seminars and posters at conferences 
* Develop new applications through industrial and academic collaborations 
* Provide customer training and support; maintain positive customer relations 
* Troubleshoot technical problems and serve as a liaison with internal escalation teams as needed 
* Assist in technical training for sales and support personnel 
* Overnight travel up to 65% when required

Job Requirements


* Requires an advanced degree in a scientific discipline, preferably genomics, biochemistry, molecular biology, or similar 
* Experience with several scientific applications such as next-generation sequencing, synthetic biology, single cell workflows, high-throughput screening, cell-based assays, biochemical assays, and mass spectrometry 
* Knowledge of liquid handling, automation, and robotic laboratory equipment desirable 
* Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication and presentation skills are required 
* Experience teaching or training 
* Prior experience in a customer-facing role is strongly desired

The Future of Science is Sound
At Labcyte, we believe that our Echo acoustic droplet ejection (ADE) technology is changing the landscape of liquid handling for life sciences. Its unparalleled speed, precision, accuracy, and cost-effective benefits is helping scientists around the world achieve better scientific data and results. Our revolutionary acoustic liquid dispensing technology is transforming the way research is performed in laboratories across the research spectrum, from academia to pharma, from basic life sciences to translational medicine.

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.