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Application Specialist - Switzerland  

TECAN (company)


Posted on : 20 February 2017

Project Description

About Us:
  • Work in an international and dynamic environment, share our success! Our company is a leading player in the fast growing global life science supply industry. 
  • We are specialized in the development, production and distribution of automation solutions for laboratories in the market segments life sciences, clinical diagnostics and forensics.
  •  We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic, growing Biotech company and being an active member to participate in our success. 
  • To support our vision of solution provider within our Life Science Business we are looking for an Application Specialist .

   As a member of the Product/ Market Management team you will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Genomic application  development on company’s liquid handling platforms in our Genomics  laboratory in Switzerland  
  • Responsibility for maintenance   of the Genomics laboratory, including ordering supplies and fulfilling  documentation requirements according to GLP 
  • Technical point of contact for external collaborators and in internal application development projects, in the area of Genomics and Next Generation Sequencing 
  • Application life cycle  management for the assigned application
  • Give recommendations towards the technical development of applications 
  • Collection of technical and scientific feedback from customers and partners on required application features 
  • Identify business opportunity  ideas   
  • Support applications and  products to achieve profitability goals of assigned product lines 
  • Work closely wit Product 
    and Market Managers during the product development phase 
  • Support the preparation of all necessary documentation according to the product development process  
  • Execute pre- and post-launch activities (e.g. testing, technical and marketing literature, trainings) 
  • Support marketing activities of the assigned applications especially in the area of Genomics 

  • For this position we are looking for a person with Biology /Biochemistry degree or equivalent with a knowledge of the currently genomics laboratory techniques.
  •  A background in life science automation especially in the area of liquid handling would be an advantage. 
  • Experience in technical support of applications in the life sciences is a strong plus. 
  • An understanding of innovation development processes for applications and products would be an advantage.
  •  With your integrative and analytical way of thinking and the ability to work methodically and accurately you will demonstrate a professional attitude to fulfil the requirements of this position. Very good English skills are essential. 
  • Any other language skills are of strong advantage.