Life Sciences Automation Field Application Specialist in Nationwide Switzerland at Life Sciences

Date Posted: 9/19/2018

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Job ID: LIF003638

About Us

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. 


The Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for the applications support of Beckman Coulter Life Science Automation and the Agencourt range of nucleic acid extraction and purification chemistries. The role will involve support for Biomek Liquid Handlers, Assay Workstations and Industrial Robot systems as well genomics support including implementation of Next Generation Sequencing automation. The successful candidate will have European wide responsibility with focus on Switzerland, flexibility to support global projects is appreciated. The post holder will have a shared sales target for Life Science Automation hardware & consumables and Agencourt products.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide customer satisfaction through complex applications development, troubleshooting and diagnosis on bespoke automated systems. 

  • Participate in implementation of liquid handlers and integrated systems.

  • Capable of providing training and guidance for customers and Beckman Coulter sales/applications specialists

  • Pre-sales responsibilities to include customer demonstration and proactive protocol development

  • Effective written and oral communication with customers and Beckman Coulter staff.

Job Requirements


  • The ideal candidate will be educated to BSc Standard or equivalent in a Biological or related subject, and must possess a full clean driving license. The ideal candidate lives centrally in Switzerland, with good connection to a major airport. The position is home-based and will require approximately 70% travel.

  • Knowledge of French and German language is an advantage

  • Candidates should ideally have at least 1 year hands-on experience with Laboratory Automation

  • Candidates should have a molecular biology background and experience in Next Generation Sequencing is highly desirable

  • Previous experience of technical or application support within a Diagnostic or Life Science Company would be beneficial

  • Previous technical training/ experience within a laboratory setting is highly desirable especially with Laboratory Automation equipment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and a self-motivated personality, who enjoys working on their own as well as part of a team is crucial in this role.

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 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.