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Danaher Corporation NGS Field Application Scientist - Automation (Remote) in Seattle, Washington

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and innovative, and our team members are curious, creative problem solvers 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.

The NG S Field Application Scientist – Automation ( FAS ) provides technical field support for IDT’s Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) customers regarding product design, training, and end use with a focus on automating IDT products on the customer’s liquid handling platform. Our FAS team assists Sales to identify , convert and support potential or existing NGS users. The field team advocates for the voice of customer to collaborate with internal cross-functional teams for future NGS product development.

This position is part of the Sales organization and will be remote based out of the West Coast or Central US . At IDT, our vision is to be the global leader in key genomic applications to drive medical, environmental & agricultural advances. It is our mission to deliver innovative genomic products demonstrating our leadership in oligonucleotide synthesis and dedication to the customer experience.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide application support for pre- and post- sales activities for IDT’s xGen Next Generation Sequencing product line.

  • Provide development support for customization of NGS library preparation and target enrichment workflows on customer liquid handling workstations.

  • Collaborate with automation vendors and key customers to co-develop workflow solutions.

  • Represent IDT’s NGS products to the molecular biology community at large, including communicating established technologies at industry trade shows.

  • Provide support for new emerging NGS applications in which xGen products may be employed.

  • Stay abreast of the latest trends in the NGS field via literature and vendor networking.

  • Create appropriate customized and/or creative solutions when adapting the IDT workflows to automation systems, particularly when troubleshooting.

  • Assist with in-house automated liquid handling systems and IDT facilities using them.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Extensive regional travel (35-50% time) to work in the field with Sales, support NGS customers remotely and onsite, implement protocols, and troubleshoot.

  • Design, script, and customize workflows , perform protocol verification, optimization, and reporting to key stakeholders.

  • Lead automation support for the Americas sales team in technical customer discussions of robotic automation systems running IDT workflows.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors/MS/Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Software/Computer Engineering, or related field

  • Minimum of 3 years hands on experience in NGS with a focus on one or more of these automation platforms: Hamilton, PerkinElmer

  • 3 years experience with coding languages such as Java, Visual Basics, HTML.

  • 3 years hands on experience with next generation sequencing library preparation and target enrichment

  • Requires flexibility in working hours to support multiple time zones

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • E xperience with other automation platforms (Agilent Bravo, EPMotion , Opentrons etc.)

  • Familiarity with using SalesForce.com

  • Experience coding in Python

  • Experience using remote connectivity software and virtual machines (TeamViewer, VMWare)

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.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.