Cellular Imaging Field Applications Scientist in Kansas City, Missouri at Molecular Devices

Date Posted: 8/27/2019

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Job ID: MOL002516

About Us

Molecular Devices is one of the world's leading providers of high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems, software, and consumables for life science research, pharmaceutical, and biotherapeutic development. Included within a broad product portfolio are platforms for high-throughput screening, genomic and cellular analysis, colony selection, and microplate detection. These leading-edge products enable scientists to improve productivity and effectiveness, ultimately accelerating research and the discovery of new therapeutics. Molecular Devices is committed to the continual development of innovative solutions for life science applications. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with offices around the globe.

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We have an open position for a Mid-west (ideally Chicago) based scientist who can support our cellular imaging products.
This position will be responsible for carrying out demos, presentations, customer trainings and troubleshooting as requested by the Sales team and management
This position will directly report to the Manager of North American Imaging Field Applications Scientists
This is an entry level position within the Field Applications team with career development opportunities within the Field Applications team, Sales team, Marketing team and Product Development team.

  • Provide scientific, technical, and applications support during pre- and post-sales activities.
  • Schedule and manage demos, instrument installations, and trainings as required.
  • Support the sales team by using critical thinking to identify customer needs and to demonstrate the correct product solutions to meet those needs.
  • Develop and present complex material to potential customers in an easy to understand manner while being able to professionally handle objections and questions. 
  • Help customers in rationalizing equipment purchase by providing assistance in assay development, data generation, report preparation, and presenting results.
  • Promote customer satisfaction by providing product and application information, answering inquiries, investigating complaints and taking appropriate action.
  • Partner with Sales colleagues in generating sales leads by developing customer relationships and collaborations to facilitate the preparation of materials for technical materials, seminars, scientific meetings and other publications.
  • Serve as a communication bridge between end-users and internal development groups and management being the “voice of the customer”.
  • Participate in market development activities by expanding our knowledge of the competition and marketplace.

Job Requirements


  • An advanced degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent.  
  • 2 – 3 years hands-on experience with imaging instrument required.  Experience with MetaMorph or similar software preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, time management, communication and presentation skills are critical, complimented by a solutions-oriented track record.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication and training skills.
  • The ability to prioritize activities to facilitate a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.
  • A high degree of creative ability and initiative, and the ability to operate in an independent environment, while still being a “team player”.
  • Demonstrated good interpersonal skills to develop multi-level and multi-functional relationships; including customers, field-based and in-house support personnel and highly motivated sales colleagues.
  • Must have the ability to travel overnight 75%

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.
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