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Field Application Scientist – LC and LCMS

Downers Grove, Illinois | Chicago, Illinois

As a worldwide pioneer of scientific technologies, we provide our customers with advanced detection, imaging, software and services solutions. And it takes a motivated, highly skilled Sales team to make sure those tools get in the hands of the people we can help. Add your consultative approach and experience selling capital equipment to our team, driving product and service transactions to achieve success – and better the world.

Success Profile

We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in sales at PerkinElmer.

  • Good Listener
  • Strategic
  • Problem-solver
  • Mediator
  • Results-Driven
  • Quick-thinking


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Location(s) Downers Grove, Illinois, Chicago, Illinois Status Regular Job ID JR-023311

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

PerkinElmer is seeking an experienced LC/LCMS Field Applications Scientist. The successful candidate will be responsible for sales support, such as delivering seminars and demonstrating HPLC, UHPLC and LCMS, instruments during the sales process.  This position would also include ensuring customer success as well as customer on-site training and support.

What We Provide

PerkinElmer provides our customers with critical knowledge, expertise and innovative detection, imaging, software, and services solutions so that they can make better decisions for better outcomes. At PerkinElmer, we make a difference everyday – helping scientists, clinicians and governments detect earlier and more accurately to improve the health and safety of people and the environment. Our solutions range from enabling the discovery of more effective diagnostics and therapies, to making sure that the food we eat, the water we drink, and our environment are safe from contaminants. 

Our Team

The Applied market Team represents PerkinElmer’s entire portfolio of solutions for Analytical testing. This includes analytical instrumentation such as chromatography, inorganic, and spectroscopy, as well as consumables and services. We are asking that the individual be highly motivated, has a team mentality for achievement, and has a willingness to learn new methods and technologies in a rapidly changing customer space. Ideally the candidate will have at least Five years of experience with Liquid Chromatography applications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop a strong, working technical knowledge of the portfolio of Liquid Chromatography products.
  • Execute technical product demonstrations/presentations to individual prospects and seminar audiences in support of pre-sales activity including workshops and RFI/RFP support for LC and LCMS products
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the areas of LC, LCMS analysis to support customers in understanding how to maximize their use of our software applications
  • Collaborate with all Field Team members to develop and deploy world-class systems and tools and provide front-line support to sales as the Field application Scientist
  • Provide and deliver product training to field (marketing & sales) as new features/functionality are available for designated product and domain specialty
  • Coordinate with Product Management to identify, communicate, and incorporate new product enhancements and also with the Services team to insure we deliver competitive solutions that are differentiated through value as perceived by our customers
  • Coordinate with Marketing Communications organization to develop and participate in marketing campaign design and execution as needed
  • Present a professional image at all times to customers, clients and other vendors.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in life sciences or other relevant field of study
  • 5+ years in the Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectroscopy field.
  • 5+ years' experience and working knowledge of  UHPLC, HPLC, and LCMS including sample preparation requirements

Preferred Qualifications

    • PhD or MS in a scientific discipline
    • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills. Must be able to express information in a succinct and organized manner that is appropriate for the intended audience.
    • Self-motivated and energetic with a results-focused approach to achieving daily goals/activities.
    • Aptitude to learn new systems and retain technical information.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
    • Current or previous scientific expertise and experience with a customer focus and excellent communication skills
    • Willingness for as much as 50% overnight travel


    Paid Vacation, holidays, and sick time

    Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage


    Tuition Reimbursement

    Parental Leave

    Adoption Assistance


    $92,000 - $114,000

    Commission Eligible

    PerkinElmer Leadership Values & Associated Behaviors

    Vision and Purpose

    Sees possibilities where others see only problems and acts to overcome them in a positive way. Performs in ways that demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the vision and strategy of the company, business unit or team.  Inspires and motivates others by modeling the vision and values of the organization and encouraging others through his or her example to support a common goal.

    Ethics and Integrity

    Applies common sense and good judgement in all business dealings. Understands and obeys all laws and regulations as they pertain to our business and takes great care to protect organization from exposure to liability. Enhances reputation of the organization through the consistent application of the highest standards of business conduct. Lives by PerkinElmer values and sets an example for others.

    Bias for Action

    Demonstrates a sense of urgency in meeting the needs of customers or internal partners.  Responds quickly and professionally to achieve important goals without sacrificing quality.  Sets priorities, seizes opportunities to meet and achieve goals.   Displays high energy and energizes others.  Displays edge in making people and portfolio decisions but does so with compassion and principles. Does not hold to outmoded ways of doing things but looks for opportunities to improve processes by eliminating waste and unnecessary work.  Is a change agent for the organization and helps others effectively adapt to and respond with a positive outlook toward continuous improvement.


    Initiates and supports meaningful projects that are customer-focused and add value.  Willingly participates in cross-functional projects and accepts accountability for his/her role on a project team.  Demonstrates trust in team members, empowers them to solve problems and make decisions.  Cooperates with other members, shares knowledge and follows through on commitments.  Does not protect “turf,” but demonstrates the willingness to break through established boundaries by sharing resources cross-functionally.


    Promotes or exhibits creativity and informed risk-taking.  As a team leader, encourages “out of the box” thinking that leads to new ways to accomplish organizational goals.  As an individual contributor, consistently initiates new approaches to meeting customer needs, reducing costs, increasing efficiency and enhancing quality. Strives for technical and market leadership through a thorough understanding of market demands and customer needs and taking steps to enhance PerkinElmer’s value proposition. Consistently seeks opportunities to improve processes and quality and acts in the best interest of the customer and the company.

    Customer Commitment

    Understands who his/her customers are and focuses all work process toward the achievement of total customer satisfaction. Communicates commitments and consistently meets or exceeds them. Demonstrates in both words and actions that meeting customer needs is a priority, and effectively communicates this to the rest of the team. Drives this value throughout the organization by developing others and being a champion for customer satisfaction.


    Sets and achieves ambitious goals that are consistent with the goals of the organization. Establishes clear metrics for tracking results and measuring success in order to consistently reach performance goals.

    PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.


    PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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