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Technical Application Scientist

at BioLegend, Inc.

Posted: 8/12/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 95e1dd8d-29c0-45c4-bbab-23d67957d16b

Job Description

BioLegend develops world-class, cutting-edge antibodies and reagents for biomedical research, manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility in San Diego, CA.  Our mission is to accelerate research and discovery by providing the highest quality products at an outstanding value, along with superior customer service and technical support. Our product expertise covers a diverse set of research areas including Immunology, Neuroscience, Cancer, Stem cells, Proteogenomics, and Cell Biology.

Job Summary

(NC, SC, VA) BioLegend has an immediate opening for a Technical Application Scientist who will be responsible for helping to educate BioLegend’s clients on new products pertaining to your expertise, giving quotes and sales support where necessary, interfacing with local distributors where applicable, and working as a team with other field specialists/scientists in the company. This position will require frequent travel and will be responsible for focusing on Academic institution contacts in the territories of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and is ideally based in the Raleigh metropolitan area.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on specific R&D projects or customer opportunities, will keep a thorough contact sheet in BioLegend’s database (SalesForce) of key customers that are technical experts and key opinion leaders, and attend user group meetings, scientific meetings, and shows where technical support and business development is required. This position will also be responsible for sharing information with BioLegend via a summary of new opportunities and competition, and preparing quarterly and monthly reports with account analysis and competitor intel.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develop champion contacts for assigned accounts
  • Give seminars to core facilities, user groups, and local meetings
  • Setup and perform product demonstrations and be involved in the sales process of the products as needed
  • Continued involvement of business development activities in areas related to new R&D projects based on expertise and need in the field
  • Manage expenses and submit on a monthly basis and supply monthly reports on projects in the field and account progress
  • Communicate needs for self-development and develop long term professional goals
  • Maintain a contact database in customer retention management system
  • Maintain a travel availability log and maintain a contact database for each account signed (approximately 50% travel)
  • Other duties as assigned

Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Dependability
  • Quality of work
  • Teamwork

Minimum  Qualifications - Education and Experience 

  • PhD in Biology or related field or Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of lab experience
  • Sufficient knowledge of Flow Cytometry, Imaging, ELISA, Western Blot, and Recombinant Proteins to provide technical support to customers as needed
  • Academic or hands-on Immunology and Molecular Biology experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a sales and field scientist

Work Environment & Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting and in an office with occasional exposure to a laboratory environment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.