Field Application Scientist - Academic

Job Posted 5/11/2022
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
5731 W. Las Positas Blvd
Pleasanton, MA
United States
Category BioTech
Job Description

Bio-Rad has an immediate need for a Genomics Field Application Scientist for Academic and Non-profit accounts.  In this role, you will be an integral member of the Northeast Team providing technical expertise to the Bio-Rad sales organization and customers in the field.


  • As a Field Application Scientist, you will be a critical liaison between Bio-Rad and our research customers, providing pre- and post-sale training and application support on our portfolio of droplet digital PCR, real-time PCR and single cell NGS analysis instrumentation.

  • You will work closely with Field Sales Executives and deliver trainings, presentations, product demonstrations, and technical seminars to individuals and groups with diverse needs and experience levels.

  • Specific responsibilities include:

  • Live demonstration of our Digital PCR and real-time qPCR instruments, software and consumables.  This will include occasional "bench work" running qPCR and digital PCR assays.

  • Provide training on and assistance with data analysis, troubleshooting, and optimization for each of these technologies.

  • Assist customers with experimental design, assay design, and reporting of results.

  • This position will support accounts in New England states, New York City and northern NJ.  Preference will be given to candidates in the Boston metropolitan area.


  • MS in Life Sciences minimum, PhD preferred.

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience with qPCR techniques; qPCR assay design and optimization mandatory.  Experience with digital PCR a plus.

  • Strong verbal (oral and written) and presentation skills required.

  • A combination of expert troubleshooting and interpersonal skills are the keys to success in this position.


Vaccination Requirement:


Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad has a mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. New hires will be asked to upload their vaccination card into our electronic database hosted by ClearPass, who specializes in securing electronic medical information, within 3 days of their start date. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.


About Bio-Rad:


Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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