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Requisition Number 18-0063
Title Field Application Scientist
City Seattle
State WA

The purpose and scope of the position is to provide scientific support to account managers, new and existing customers in accounts in Washington State. This position will carry out evaluations at prospect sites for new instrument opportunities, support new and existing customers in the use of MSD kitted assays and in the development of new assays in a multidisciplinary setting. The candidate should be based in the Seattle region.


Educate, train and support new/existing customers on MSD instrumentation and data analysis.
• Train customers on the use of MSD assays, instrumentation and software
• Assist existing customers with assay troubleshooting and data analysis
• Provide support for customers wishing to develop their own assays on the MSD platform
o May include but not be limited to inflammation, oncology, metabolic disorders, neuroscience, immunogenicity, PK, toxicology, bioproduction
• Attend scientific meetings, conferences and trade shows, provide feedback and reports
• Travel 30 to 50% of the time; able to work at customer sites four days a week

Work as part of a team and integrate information between sales and marketing groups to provide resolution of customer issues and expand the customer base through scientific networking.
• Integrate with account managers in the strategic selling process to grow instrument and consumable sales in the territory
• Present scientific seminars to prospects
• Create reports and presentations from assay development visits and new evaluations
o Provide feedback from the field to other team members, account managers and internal groups
o Document activities and customer interactions in the CRM software (

Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements.

• Master’s degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology, or other related area required; PhD desirable
• At least 3-5 years of hands-on experience working in a molecular biology lab, clinical lab, discovery lab, or biochemistry in a research or clinical setting is required
• Previous experience in a field application or scientific support position is desirable
• Experience in protein biochemistry is a plus
• A demonstrated level of consistency in performance and aptitude for managing additional responsibility, team work and accountability are required for next level consideration


• Demonstrate superior competency in analytical skills and strong scientific fundamentals
o Logical problem solving and demonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashion
• Display a thorough understanding of the principles of immunoassays, their development and their applicability in different research fields
o Independently execute assay and reagent troubleshooting, optimization and validation experiments
• Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills as a core competency to include presentation and training styles
o Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of laboratory data


This position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and move about the office.


This position may require up to 80% travel within the designated territory, being present at customer sites up to four/five days a week. Candidates should also expect to spend time in a laboratory environment occasionally working with blood products and various allergens.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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