Technical Application Scientist, qPCR

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Montgomery, AL 36107

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Together, our work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.


The Genetic Sciences Division (GSD) provides industry-leading genetic sciences tools and solutions to advance scientific discovery, enable customers in applied markets and improve global health outcomes. Specifically, GSD workflows enable biomarker discovery and analysis, predictive genomics, reproductive health solutions, pathogen detection, disease-specific solutions, forensics and human identification.

Additionally, GSD’s Clinical Vertical, Genetic Testing Solutions (GTS), redefines molecular testing solutions, enabling customers to maintain surveillance testing on large populations in order to improve health outcomes globally.

**How will you make an impact?**

The Technical Applications Scientist is responsible for providing remote pre and post sales technical support of Thermo Fisher Scientific qPCR and/or genetic analysis products to customers and field personnel, as well as relaying customer feedback to the organization. Inquiries may be received via telephone, email or web chat.

**What will you do?**

+ Support customers on technical issues by utilizing all available resources and raise issues or problems when warranted

+ Participate in frequent training on products and continuing education on new applications and technologies to remain at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge.

+ Accurately record pertinent information from customer contacts in Customer Relationship Management system.

+ Recommend changes to knowledge databases, website, and other company-managed databases of technical information

+ Present technical updates to colleagues and contribute to department meetings

+ Participate in additional special team or individual project

+ Some travel may be required for the position

**How will you get here?**


Minimum Qualifications: B.S., B.A. or M.S. in life sciences or chemistry or a similar field.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD or a PhD. with post-doctoral experience.


+ 3+ years of hands-on experience with quantitative/real-time PCR techniques, including sample preparation, data acquisition, and analysis is required

+ Experience with assay and instrument troubleshooting

+ Requires in depth knowledge of real-time instruments, software, kits and services

+ Partner effectively with the team to tackle problems, find solutions, and arrive at a consensus

+ Prior experience in customer service is a plus

**Knowledge, Skills, Abilities**

Successful candidates will have a proven record of oral and written communication skills, with customers and internal partners. Problem solving, prioritization, and the ability to quickly learn large amounts of new, complex technical information, are all critical to our success as a team.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 outstanding minds have a unique story to tell. Join us as we collaborate to fulfill our mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer!

Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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