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Field Application Scientist

Field Application Scientist

Location: San Francisco, San Jose

Nexcelom from PerkinElmer focuses on image cytometry products for cell analysis in life science and biomedical research. Products range from cell viability counters (Cellometer & Cellaca) to high throughput microwell image cytometry workstations (Celigo), used in thousands of research laboratories in academic institutes and biotech companies. The company contributes to the life science industry through innovation and expertise in the science of cell counting.

Seeking well-trained scientist who is technically strong, to collaborate with and support sales representatives, give demonstrations and technology seminars, install instruments, and provide in-field technical support and customer service.  Must be willing to roll up sleeves to help customers set up experiments and have the drive and ability to network and make connections to identify prospects and propagate Nexcelom technology and products.
The territory is the Bay Area of California. This FAS role will be responsible for supporting the Nexcelom product lines, which include Cellometer, Cellaca, Celigo & MuviCyte.


  • Conduct product demonstrations at customer sites and remotely
  • Perform instrument installation and train customers remotely and at customer sites
  • Present Nexcelom technology and applications in various scientific seminars and conferences
  • Collaborates with sales rep for local prospecting activities
  • Collaborate with sales reps and customers to resolve product issues
  • Participate in national and regional trade show activities
  • Collect feedback from the field and documents info to improve Nexcelom products
  • Generate technical demonstration reports as well as customer interaction memos
  • Keep good record of technical report and customer interaction information
  • Attend company-organized internal and external technical training, sales skill training, and career development training

Basic Requirements:
  • PhD with research experience in cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field
  • Experience with cell biology, cell culture, and cell-based assay development

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience as a field application scientist or in a customer-facing role is highly preferred.
  • Candidates must have strong communication skills with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Expertise in the following areas is considered a plus: fluorescent chemistry, protein chemistry, as well as hand-on experience with fluorescence microscopy and flow-cytometry technology
  • Computer software experience of image and data analysis, and experimental results interpretation is preferred
  • Working experience in biology labs
  • Familiarity with biological material and safety protocols
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to problem solve is a must
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically when needed

  • This listing is for a Field Application Scientist to cover the Bay Area of California
  • The candidate would ideally be based within reasonable driving distance to South San Francisco
  • Travel to other states as needed for business development and team-building activities
  • Travel is approximately 10%
  • The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.