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Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Alameda, CA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Position Objective:

The Technical Applications Scientist is responsible for providing remote pre and post sales technical support of Thermo Fisher Scientific products to customers and field personnel, as well as relaying customer feedback to the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide technical support for Applied Biosystems CE and Ion Torrent NGS product lines and services by answering customer technical inquiries. Inquiries may be received via telephone, email or web chat.
  • Provide customer support on technical issues by utilizing all available resources, and escalate issues or problems when warranted.
  • Participate in frequent training on products and continuing education on new applications and technologies to remain at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge.
  • Accurately record pertinent information from customer contacts in Customer Relationship Management system.
  • Summarize trends and technology as technical tips, FAQ's and troubleshooting guides.
  • Recommend changes to knowledge databases, website, and other company-managed databases of technical information.
  • Present technical updates to colleagues and contribute to department meetings.
  • May present technical and product information at trade shows and in customer field visits.
  • Participate in additional special team or individual projects.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as opportunities arise.

Nature and Scope:

  • The Technical Applications Scientist has contact with internal and external customers on a daily basis. It requires the capability to exercise judgment within broadly defined department procedures and policies, to evaluate individual situations and data, and select appropriate criteria and methods for solving complex customer issues.
  • May be asked to determine new methods and procedures on special assignments and may be asked to provide guidance to other lower-level personnel.
  • Over time, expected to perform routine work independently with only general direction given for new assignments.
  • Job encounters typical recurring work situations, with occasional variations from the norm involving a moderate to high degree of complexity where decisions are made within policy constraints.
  • Occasionally, situations may warrant action outside of department guidelines, in which case representative is encouraged to share solution with Team Leader prior to action.
  • May be asked to serve on cross-functional teams to provide expertise and to represent customer perspective and needs.


Requires a B.S., B.A. or M.S. in molecular biology or similar field.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of laboratory experience in molecular biology techniques required. Experience in Sanger Sequencing, Next Generation Sequencing, and/or fragment analysis is desired.
  • Proven technical writing capabilities
  • Proven ability to quickly learn large amounts of new, complex technical information
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, to customers and colleagues
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Computer literacy, including spreadsheet, database, word processing and Internet applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A PhD. or a PhD. with post-doctoral experience.
  • Prior experience in customer service.
  • Experience in an applied science area (i.e. food and animal health, clinical research, diagnostics, etc)

Working Conditions:

This position requires the ability to work well in a team oriented environment as well as working independently. This position requires repetitive typing, considerable interaction on the telephone and regular viewing of a computer monitor. The use of voice is required for a significant portion of the day. Most of the other physical demands are typical with those associated with an office environment. Occasional work in a laboratory environment is a possibility. Must be capable of observing and adhering to lab safety standards and protocols.

Occasional travel may be required

NOTE: This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today!

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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