Field Applications Scientist-Chicago

Posted 13 Mar 2019

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 188778


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

The Life Science Research Division of MilliporeSigma Corporation is seeking a Field Application Scientist (FAS) to support its platforms focused on Protein Detection instruments, assays, and software. This position is field-based, supporting a Midwest US territory (N. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin), and would preferably be based in the Chicago area. Ability to travel domestically up to 60%.


This role provides technical pre-sales support to customers adopting, converting to, and/or optimizing/troubleshooting MilliporeSigma platforms, including Luminex and SMCxPro.. Demonstrates products and applications in key accounts and training customers on proper usage of instrumentation, assays and kits. Provides follow-up support in disseminating technical information on specific applications to assist customers in optimizing applications, offering solutions to customers.


  • Provides post-sales training and troubleshooting support in assay optimization, custom assay development, and new application development, particularly for the SMC platform.
  • Conducts customer presentations and seminars on products within instrumentation platform portfolio.
  • Works collaboratively with Sales Specialists and account management to identify and qualify leads
  • Assists Product Management/R&D in assessing potential applications of company products to fit customer needs. Supports sales in marketing new products and applications through technical seminars, poster sessions, demonstrations, focused sales calls, and thought-leader networking
  • Plays a key role in enhancing differentiation of products and services on scientific, technical, and competitive principles.
  • Provides feedback on market needs and issues with products and applications to Technical Services, R&D and Product Management.
  • Network with key opinion leaders in the key focus product areas.

Who You Are:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological/Biomedical Science required
  • 2+ years of experience with protein biomarker analysis and assay development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in Biological/Biomedical Science, or PhD 
  • FAS, Sales, or Sales Support experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and optimize protocols, prepare scientific documents (white papers, protocols, project work plans)
  • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of innovation and collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization inspiring teamwork to achieve results
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and execute successful plans of action that balance activities with customer needs, sales needs, and divisional needs
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software in a business environment.
  • Strong time management, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Strong Detail-oriented with excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate information appropriate to the level of the audience. 

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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