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Field Application Specialist

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  • Downers Grove, IL

Status Regular Job ID JR-010916 Recruiting Region Americas

Position Summary

This position will serve as a multifaceted Application Specialist to facilitate seamless implementation of EUROIMMUN instruments, kits and other products in customers’ laboratories.

Excellent technical and communication skills are needed to positively interact with customers and company personnel. Successful candidates will be self-starters, who can independently manage their time and schedules; will possess basic business acumen and effectively communicate skills at all levels.

Position Responsibilities includes but are not limited to

  • Maintain a working knowledge of EUROIMMUN instrumentation, products and techniques.
  • Stay current with system information, changes and updates.
  • Coordinate pre-site inspections, delivery and installation dates in conjunction with Sales Team and customers.
  • Arrange for shipping of instrument, kits and samples.
  • Coordinate with Field Service and assist (if necessary) with instrument installations.
  • Ensure assay programming is complete and functioning prior to shipping instrument to customer.
  • Communicate with AG for any necessary assay programming and registration forms.
  • Schedule and conduct kick off and periodic calls with customer during implementation and go live process.
  • Assist customer with validation studies as needed to include: defining protocol, sample acquisition, running samples, data evaluation and report preparation.
  • Assist with interface to customer’s LIS system.
  • Conduct educational sessions for Customer on equipment and products.
  • Maintain positive, professional communications with customers and colleagues.
  • Provide technical assistance to Sales Team and colleagues.
  • Display excellent multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Document all activities in accordance with the service policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures and comply with all safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Follow standard procedures, guidelines and policies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A BS in Life Sciences, Biomedical engineering and/or technical discipline; or equivalent military training and experience, with emphasis on instrumentation and computers.
  • Three or more years’ experience as a field service representative, Lab MT , or related field preferred
  • Technically proficient in running  IVD assays  and an understanding the basis for these assays
  • Basic networking knowledge
  • Experience with LIS connectivity (HL7, ASTM) preferred
  • Well-organized, able to function independently, with a minimum of supervision
  • Comfortable in presenting training and information seminars to  customers
  • Customer-oriented and strong interpersonal skills
  • Exhibits high level of critical thinking abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic demeanor and a can-do attitude
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook etc.).
  • Work in all areas of the laboratory
  • Overnight  travel as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years lab experience
  • Valid Driver's License


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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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