Technical Application Scientist

Posted 14 Nov 2019

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 199678


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 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. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role: 


The Technical Application Scientist, Cheminformatics Technology will support the commercial team and provide expert navigation of the cheminformatics software to provide tailored customer solutions.


They will be an expert super­ user of retrosynthetic software in order to independently provide highly technical presentations and software demonstrations. Work closely with commercial lead to develop and implement evolving cheminformatics strategy.


As a TAS you will gather, monitor and be a point person for all new software inquiries. Must be able to guide clients throughout the evaluation cycle, providing guidance to assist in the achievement of their overall technology goals. Will deliver and manage quotes, CDAs and negotiate contracts ultimately leading to execution of the sales and software product.


The TAS will work closely with R&D team to ensure timely input of updates needed to the software based upon immediate client need, gap filling or space of interest to the business. Work with UI/UX teams for updates during development cycles. Train support teams during onboarding and with any updates as software evolves.


In this role employee will network with key opinion leaders in the industry to gain insights into current trends and build trust around our technology. It will be important for the Technical Application Scientist to keep their knowledge up to date by participating in educational opportunities. This can be done by reading processional publications, maintain personal networks, participate in professional organizations.


Domestic and/or international travel 20-30%


Who you are: 


Basic Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in Chemistry or related scientific discipline such as Biochemistry or Biophysics
  • 1+ years of experience working in a lab setting utilizing chemistry knowledge and practices



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Strong interpersonal and consulting skills
  • Strong Technical Sales, Negotiating skills
  • MBA a plus, Further education/experience in Data Science, Cheminformatics a plus
  • Working experience in scientific industry
  • Depth and/ or breadth of expertise in Organic Synthesis and/or Data Science combined with knowledge of the Chemistry market
  • Self­ motivated and energetic
  • Results ­oriented, with a proven track record of success


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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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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