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Danaher Corporation NGS Field Application Scientist - Mid-Atlantic - Remote in South San Francisco, California

Employment Status: Exempt

Location: Remote

Department: Sales

Purpose statement:

The NGS 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 internal departments to prioritize customer requirements for future NGS product development activities.

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of hands-on NGS Workflow Experience.

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

  • Maintains positive existing key customer interactions by providing support on new emerging NGS applications in which xGen products may be employed

  • Retains knowledge base via literature and personal communications with newer trends in the NGS field

  • Ensure customer is setup for success in ‘bake-off’

  • Partner with potential customers in their evaluations (or proof-of-principle studies) of IDT products by reviewing /walking through data

  • Ensure customers scale as planned

  • Troubleshoot technical challenges to provide ‘white-glove’ support as customers use products

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 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

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

  • Previous hands-on experience with qPCR and NGS technologies required

Other Job Qualifications:

  • Extreme craving 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 Drive

  • 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

  • Present scientific data generated from R&D or other customers that technically position the products

  • Provide technical consultation to sales specialist

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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