Senior Applications Specialist in Westborough, Massachusetts at Pall

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

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Job ID: BIO000499

About Us

Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.

Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient’s last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall’s food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.

Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall’s engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.

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The Bioprocess Applications Specialist will become part of a fast-paced and exciting environment at the forefront of rapidly growing single-use and cell culture markets. The individual will support Pall customers and the sales team as a technical expert on Pall’s single-use bench- and large-scale bioreactor and other cell culture technologies.  The person will be a key contact for technical requests from biopharmaceutical customers and perform installation and training services, process optimization and technology transfer/scale-up, and general applications support.

This individual will work closely with Pall colleagues, including R&D, marketing, product management, sales and manufacturing engineering to ensure Pall technologies continue to serve the evolving needs of our customers in the bioprocess industry. This position can be located at our Center of Excellence in Westborough, MA or a remote position and requires approximately 50-60% travel.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Support installation, training, troubleshooting, process development, technology transfer/scale-up, and documentation for Pall bioreactors at customer sites

• Drive customer adoption of Pall technologies by assuring customer preparedness for technology evaluation, providing follow up data analysis, process development consultation, and general troubleshooting services

• Serve as a technical expert for cell culture processes and Pall single-use bench- and large-scale bioreactor systems internally and for life science companies.

• Work in coordination with Pall's sales force to respond to customer requests for applications support, system optimization and undertake presentations, demonstrations, testing and evaluations of Pall technologies, both at Pall and at customer sites.

• Work in coordination with other cell culture experts in the Pall applications team to execute cell culture process development projects for customers using both Pall and generic technologies to meet customer process performance milestones.

• Support and train customers during start-up of bioreactor systems.

• Assist product managers in the development of technical sales tools such as application notes, reports, publications and presentations.

• Provide application and product training support to the sales and marketing team as required.

Skills and Knowledge:

• Cell culture and bioprocess engineering expertise.

• Good organizational skills, ability to multitask, and develop expertise on many new technologies

• Strong problem solving, attention to detail, and analytical skills.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to work independently and be a self-starter to achieve defined goals.

• Flexibility to adapt travel schedule in response to evolving commercial priorities.

• Ability to work well within a global, cross functional team.

• Discipline to abide by standardized work procedures and protocols.

• Experience of working in a customer facing environment would be beneficial.

• Experience with software for cell culture and process control would be beneficial.

Job Requirements



• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant biological science or engineering field.

• Experience of running and optimizing a wide variety of cell culture processes including large scale bioreactors.

• 3 to 5 years’ of hands-on cell culture process development or other relevant experience in the pharmaceutical /biopharmaceutical industry.

• Prior experience compiling technical information into technical reports and presentations

• Experience with single-use bioreactors, protein therapeutics and cell/gene therapy applications, downstream purification, and analytical techniques is also desired.

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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

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