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Gas Chromatography Field Application Scientist

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.

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Location(s) Downers Grove, Illinois, Chicago, Illinois Status Regular Job ID JR-026475

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 GC/GCMS Field Applications Scientist. The successful candidate will be responsible for sales support, such as delivering seminars and demonstrating GC, GCMS 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 Gas Chromatography applications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop a strong, working technical knowledge of the portfolio of Gas 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 GC and GCMS products
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the areas of GC, GCMS 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 chemistry, life sciences or other relevant field of study
  • 5+ years in the Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectroscopy field.
  • 5+ years' experience and working knowledge of  GC and GCMS including sample preparation requirements

Preferred Qualifications

    • PhD or MS in chemistry or any other 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


    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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