Job Description


When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you’ll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you. Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team, and help us make significant contributions to the world.
Field Application Scientist, Clinical Sequencing
Reports to: Service & Support Lead, Life Sciences Group, ANZ
Position Location: Sydney, NSW
How you'll make an impact:
By providing excellent customer satisfaction with a specific focus on clinical NGS customers through technical support, application support, trouble-shooting, workflow development and training for Thermo Fisher Scientific Life Science Group (LSG) instruments and reagents, you will support the development of the clinical sequencing business, through pre sales activities (presentations, proof of concept…). You will enhance Thermo Fisher Scientific Life Science Group (LSG) Service business and reputation by becoming the customer’s trusted advisor on LSG instruments and reagents to create long-term customer loyalty.
What will you do?
Clinical Sequencing:
  • Support customers NATA accreditation process for the development of in house clinical assay
  • Support the qualification business through the development of a consultancy service to help customer on their path to accreditation
  • Assist with any registration of internal assay to the TGA
  • Knowledge of relevant ISO regulation is necessary
Be the technical expert:
  • Strong technical knowledge of NGS workflow and instruments.
  • Strong bioinformatics skills to provide support in design and data analysis for qPCR and NGS customer projects
  • Demonstrate specific competency in the areas of gene expression, genotyping techniques via qPCR .
Support current and new customers:
  • Resolve technical queries through remote or onsite troubleshooting
  • Provide product selection, applications and usage advice
Facilitate customer training:
  • Conduct workshops and training on the use and maintenance of Thermo Fisher Scientific instruments, software, reagents and consumables

How will you get here?
Education:
  • MSc as a minimum, in a scientific discipline (molecular biology, genetics or biochemistry preferred) even better if you have a PHD, and at least 3+ years of clinical laboratory or related work experience.
Experience:
  • Excellent scientific knowledge in oncology, inherited disease and reproductive health
  • Familiar with clinical labs requirement.
  • Experience in accrediting LDT (laboratory Developed Test)
  • Significant experience in working with large datasets and/or proven bioinformatics skills
  • Excellent scientific skills in the areas of Sample Preparation, PCR, Real Time PCR, microarray genotyping and gene expression profiling.
  • Ability to travel within the territory to carry out primary responsibilities.
Other Job Requirements:
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 30%
What’s in it for you?
  • A competitive salary and performance related bonus structure
  • Access to Thermo Fisher’s global University
  • Exposure to market leading cutting edge technologies.
  • Development opportunities as part of a rapidly growing global organisation
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $24 billion and 70,000 + employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

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