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Danaher Corporation Field Application Scientists - Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in Portland, Oregon

This job posting represents both current and future hiring into the Field Application Scientist role. Contact to applicants will be made as positions are coming open. By applying to this role, you are indicating interest in being contacted regarding future roles as they become available.

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Field Application Scientist - Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Location: Remote, USA


The NGS Field Application Scientist will provide technical field support for IDT’s xGen/NGS customers, regarding product design and end use. This position will assist Sales to identify, convert and support potential/existing customers. This position will also collaborate with cross-functional teams to prioritize customer requirements for future NGS product development.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides technical field support for IDT NGS customers, including experimental design and troubleshooting

  • Represents IDT’s products to molecular biology community at large, including presentations of established technologies at industry trade shows

  • Collaborates with Product Management, Applications Support, Customer Care and Sales to identify key customer requirements for future product development efforts

  • Works closely with Marketing and Sales to ensure the value of the NGS product line is communicated clearly and effectively to customers

  • Maintains strong working relationships within Research, Manufacturing, Marketing, Product Management and Product Development, Customer Support and Sales

  • Provides support on new emerging NGS applications in which xGen products may be employed

  • Stays abreast of the latest trends in the NGS field via literature and personal communications with newer.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics) or equivalent experience with demonstrated performance required

  • Master’s degree or PhD (in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics) preferred

    Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of experimental design and troubleshooting required

  • Five or more years wet lab experience required

  • Expert background in NGS bench techniques (library prep and enrichment) required

  • Five or more years of experience with NGS sequencing instruments, their workflows, troubleshooting and outputs required.

  • Five or more years of NGS experience in troubleshooting various library preparation methods and targeted enrichment processes required

  • Five or more years of Assay Development strongly preferred

  • Five or more years of public speaking/presentation experience required.

  • Five or more years of experience in constructing Illumina libraries for NGS; knowledge and experience of other sequencer manufacturer library prep techniques preferred

  • Other Job Qualifications:

  • Extremely curious to learn more applications and techniques in NGS workflows

  • Ability to cultivate and maintain cross functional relationships within a larger organization

  • Self-motivated and driven

  • High Customer Satisfaction Level

  • Strong organizational and presentation skills

  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written

  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Travel Requirements:

  • Travel requirement is around 50% domestically.

    Physical Requirements:

    Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently

    Frequent (34-66% of work day)

  • Talking : expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

  • Hearing : perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing. Occasional (33% or less of work day)

  • Reaching : extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Sitting : to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

  • Standing : maintaining an upright position.

  • Walking : moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

  • Lifting : raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling : writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.

  • Repetitive Motion : substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Bending : bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.

  • Pushing/Pulling : using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Climbing : stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

    Visual Acuity:

  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

    What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

    Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.


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