Field Support Scientist Portugal and Galicia (based in Lisbon, Oporto, North of Portugal) in Porto, Portugal at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 9/24/2019

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Job ID: LEI005386

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.


Field Support Scientist Portugal and Galicia (based in Lisbon, Oporto, North of Portugal)

Summary of position

This position within the Leica organization is to deliver first-class technical support, training, installations and demonstrations of Advanced Staining and Histology Instruments with promotion and sales of Leica Biosystems portfolio of reagents and consumables.  The ultimate objective is to achieve customer satisfaction with Leica Biosystems products in conjunction with growing core reagent product sales by marketing and sales initiatives.

The FSS will provide installation, training and applications support to customers in their defined territory thus ensuring LBS products have maximum “uptime” and therefore retains customers to generate reagent order intake. 

The FSS will work in close conjunction with the Sales Account Manager, other FSSs and MDMs to provide support with demonstrations, grow sales and margin and to increase market share though effective promotion and selling efforts and by defending achieved market share against competition. 

The job is open to m/f/d gender

Key responsibilities

Reagents Sales:  Generate and develop sales and product awareness of LBS product portfolio directly through Customer visits & product information, samples and customer trials.

Follow-up new leads generated by marketing activities, product presentations & workshops. In conjunction with the Sales Account Managers, plan and implement sales initiatives in order to address specific tactical and/or strategic business needs. Record and actively manage activities in SFDC and account mapping tools.

Customer Acquisition and Business Development: Research and identify potential with customers in line with strategic directives in order to generate Sales. Key areas to target include current Leica and non-Leica instruments users, Clinical and Research customers. Identify and qualify opportunities to offer consumables reagents with instrumentation to further increase sales in new market segments. Record all activities in SFDC and account mapping tools.

Demo/Negotiations & Support: In collaboration with SAM colleagues, initiate and coordinate demos of IHC stainer, FISH, processors and stainers at customer’s sites. Lead customer visits for demonstration at the Newcastle/Nussloch demo suite. Participate in congresses and meetings as necessary in order to promote existing and new antibodies, probes and other products to customers in line with the existing promotional programs and strategies.

Market & Competitors Research: Supply information on Market share development, competitor’s activities, trends and market developments in geographic region of responsibility to Sales Management and Marketing. Record customer contacts in SFDC and account mapping tools to facilitate marketing requirements.


Training and Support: Performing customer training directly in the demonstration and/or installations of:

•          Instrument use

•          Theranostics products

•          Software functionality

•          Protocol development for the customer

Provide technical support to all customers as required including in-field troubleshooting of applications problems and diagnosing rudimentary hardware and software failures in-office application support

First six months expectations

Acquire and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the product lines and applications.

Develop and maintain relationships to his/her fellow Field Support Scientists, Sales Account Managers and MDMs.

Develop and maintain relationships with Iberia network (internal, Sales, Marketing, Technical Services, Shared Services and Business Unit) and direct key accounts.

Contribute willingly to the team’s incentive plan and individual personal targets.

Job Requirements




Scale: 1- 10
10 = Must Have

Degree in a Life Sciences or equivalent


Experience in the histopathology and immunohistochemistry field (lab and/or sales experience)


Strong leadership and communications – sound business acumen


Self-motivated, goal oriented and results driven with excellent interpersonal and communication skills


The ability to liaise with fellow Field Support Scientists and management within LBS


Excellent problem solving and analytical skills


Fluency in Portuguese, Spanish and English






Scale: 1- 10
10 = Must Have

-                      Integrity/Do What It Takes


-                      Effective Time Management and Personal Organization


-                      Do It Now/Time Is the Enemy


-                      Continuous Improvement, Don’t accept the status quo


-                      Traction Counts, Make an Impact


-                      Tactical and Strategic


-                      Details Count                             


-                      Convert the Demo – Sales Count


-                      Patient and analytical approach to troubleshooting


-                      Leadership and Teamwork



To Apply:
Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 
If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.
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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, 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.


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