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Sr. Field Application Scientist (Vanadis)

Waltham, Massachusetts


We provide 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. PerkinElmer is looking for a motivated, proven and experienced sales professional to expand our growth in the life science arena. If you are entrepreneurial and enjoy selling capital equipment by employing a consultative sales approach utilizing various organizational assets with the ability to understand scientific application and supporting technology than this is a great opportunity for you.

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  • Waltham, MA
Status Regular Job ID JR-010222

Provide application support, internal validation, and on-site user training to customers in the PerkinElmer NIPT/prenatal and neonatal businesses. 
This is a field-based position which covers various support functions for customers inside of North America.
Act as a technical liaison between customers and PerkinElmer’s internal product management team in a post-sales role.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5 years' Experience with Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), cfDNA, and/or Genomics preferred. Fluorometry or Liquid chromatography
  • 5 years' experience in using laboratory automation and/or scientific applications.
  • 5 years' Experience with programming or operating automated laboratory scientific equipment and troubleshooting of application and instrumentation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Perform Application Qualifications (internal validation) on new installations and after certain service activities.
  • Provide basic and advanced software and operational training.
  • Demonstrate usage of advanced computer skills and software functions to control instrumentation as well as third party devices.
  • Maintain support for existing customers by providing additional application support, troubleshooting, training, etc.
  • Understand customer expectations and schedule work accordingly.
  • Work independently and make intelligent decisions based on experience and knowledge.
  • Must be able to travel nationally and internationally as needed. Current valid passport is required.
  • Requires flexibility in working hours and availability for up to 75% travel, at times with short notice.
  • Ability to work independently and reliably with minimal supervision.
  • Team player mindset needed in order to work successfully with sales, product management, R&D, and service.
  • Exemplary communication skills via phone, email, and in person, both internally and customer-facing.
  • Ability to succeed under pressure and/or stressful situations.
  • Must have solid planning and customer relationship skills.
  • Must have good presentation and communication skills.
  • Must have good  working knowledge of computer hardware and software.

    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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