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Danaher Corporation Advanced Workflow Specialist - Confocal - Washington DC/Bethesda MD in Washington DC, District Of Columbia

Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future of microscopy for over 170 years by developing groundbreaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, we’re driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

Leica Microsystems 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.

Leica Microsystems is hiring for a Field Applications Scientist in the Washington D.C. / NIH Territory (Bethesda, MD)

Come join a fantastic team! The Field Applications Scientist will be primarily responsible for providing technical and application sales support for the Life Science Research Confocal products. Support will be provided to Leica’s Life Science Research customers, Sales Specialists and agents in all facets of their selling activities. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinating and providing customer support on all confocal products, remote and on-site product demonstrations, and workshops.

Additionally, the Field Applications Scientist consults with customers and sales/applications specialists to deeply understand and provide extensive application support on issues related to general microscopy; performs remote online troubleshooting and training sessions with end customers and sales reps; supports exhibitions and coordinates short course support, including planning, communicating, teaching and reporting; handles demonstration system logistics and confirms correct system functionality; and processes customer provided samples and develops methods to address specific customer needs.


  • Perform successful confocal product demonstrations to drive sales results

  • Schedule and support product seminars, workshops, and courses for customers and Leica employees

  • Provide expert product, application and software support to customers, sales and service organization

  • Triage technical problems during customer calls

  • Document/route support issue and communicate/resolve support requests

  • Develop Protocols to Image Customer Samples

  • Up to 50% travel within territory, assisting colleagues in other territories, and internal trainings


  • Minimum of BA/BS in an engineering or computer science field (advanced degree preferred)

  • Masters or PhD degree preferred

  • Minimum 2 years in a research, quality-control or production environment, applying microscopy and digital imaging techniques to drive results

  • In-depth knowledge of biological imaging applications and workflow

  • Experience training others on how to apply imaging equipment and techniques to solve scientific questions

  • Experience in a customer-facing support role (preferred)

  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting advanced imaging equipment, hardware and software (preferred)

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to excel autonomously in a team environment

Desired qualifications express expectations for ideal/fully proficient candidates; equivalent experience will also be considered.


  • Competitive Salary as well as relocation packages

  • Continuous training, support and focus on your personal development

  • Workplace Flexibility

  • Summer Hours


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.

Given the essential job duties of this position, the employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and applicable law.

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