The Single Cell Application Specialist will serve as a technical resource for Product Managers, R&D Scientists and global field support teams to ensure Fluidigm?s success in the single cell genomics (SCG) market. The primary responsibility of this role is to conduct proof of performance studies, complete competitive testing and analysis and develop educational tools for single cell genomic applications. The Single Cell Genomics Application Specialist will manage the confirmation test site program, deliver technical presentations at scientific meetings and promotional events and lead and actively participate in the development of technical literature that supports the use of Fluidigm products for single cell analysis for both internal and external use. Additionally, the application specialist will represent the needs of end-user customers on product development and provide strategic and tactical input to impact on product direction and strategy.
Responsibility will be shared between oversight of technical issues related to Fluidigm?s current products (BioMark HD and C1 System) and providing insight into and acting as the domain expert in the development of next generation single cell applications, products and workflows.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
? Whitepapers and other educational tools to communicate best practices in cell handling and primary analysis.
? Develop copy, data and graphics for data sheet, application notes & technical slide decks.
? CTS Coordination.
? Manage scientific collaborations to generate data for publication, presentation and marketing literature.
? Recruit biological material for development/validation.
? Submit abstracts for presentation at scientific meetings.
? Provide advanced support to Tech Support on troubleshooting.
? Pre-sales support of competitive engagements.
Master?s and 5 years of experience or PhD Degree and 2 years of experience in a life science (molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry preferred), or higher degree with relevant work experience from a four year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in a profession related to gene expression analysis. Experience as a laboratory manager or technical support in a molecular biology laboratory is preferred.
Knowledge of real-time PCR platforms including use of: 7500, 7900 or BioMark HD.
Familiarity of next generation sequencing platforms and techniques; hands-on experience is desired.
Strong molecular and cell biology laboratory background and a demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of the DNA analysis workflow.
Strong domain knowledge of quantitative PCR and hands-on expertise in cell handling are mandatory, as well as knowledge and experience in applications technologies such as gene expression analysis and next generation sequencing.
Require working closely with cross-functional teams and external collaborators, so strong collaborative skills are a must.
Quickly develop functional knowledge of new technologies.
Demonstrate the ability to understand technologies in solution and customer context.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Public speaking is a big part of the job, so a candidate must be experienced and skilled as a presenter.
Excellent communication and team management skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required.
Ability to clearly communicate technical information regarding Fluidigm?s products and single cell applications verbally and in writing - demonstrated creative, writing and editing skills.
Travel may be required as much as 25% of the time.