| Applications Scientist |
Labcyte Inc. is the leader in low-volume liquid handling for the life sciences. We use acoustic droplet ejection to provide highly accurate, fully automated, non-contact dispensing. The ‘touchless’ technology in the Echo® liquid handlers provides dramatically better data by eliminating pipette tips and the adsorption of compounds during transfer, while saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in decreased consumables. Accuracy is maintained from first drop through last for a wide variety of fluids, including many that present substantial challenges when using other methods. Labcyte’s Echo liquid handlers are used in all of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, as well as in leading academic and research institutions worldwide. Applications include compound management, genomics, proteomics, particle manufacturing, encapsulation, imaging mass spectrometry, and live-cell transfer.
Labcyte seeks a creative and energetic Applications Scientist to play a key role in the success of our business through the development and implementation of laboratory automation solutions across a variety of workflows and scientific disciplines. This scientist will utilize their bench expertise, market knowledge and leadership skills to communicate the advantages of our product portfolio to cross functional teams and customers in written and presentation form.
For this role, expertise in Pharmaceutical Development workflows is preferred. A sound understanding of Genomics and the various workflows and analytical tools is also highly desirable. Additional experience with cell-based assays and tissue culture is a plus. The ability to communicate clearly, collaborate effectively and to build effective and trusted partnerships with internal and external scientists is required.
The Applications Scientist will work closely with customers and collaborators as well as Labcyte field applications, marketing and R&D teams. The Applications Scientist will be expected to identify new applications appropriate for Labcyte technologies and business strategy, then design and conduct experiments in the laboratory to optimize those applications for Labcyte products. Results will be expected to be published in internal sales documentation and external publications where appropriate – strong technical writing skills are essential.
Application areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Immunology • Cellular Signaling Pathways and Regulation • High Throughput Screening and Drug Discovery • Synthetic Biology
The position will report to the Manager of Applications and will be based out of the company headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA
o Identify, run and optimize applications for Labcyte products. o Prepare written materials highlighting technical product advantages for internal and external communications. o Prepare application notes, journal publications, seminar presentations, performance comparisons, case studies, and other content types to support ongoing marketing efforts. o Help define customer requirements along with meaningful and measurable application-based performance specifications to address them. o Design and conduct validation experiments for product development projects. o Identify potential collaborations that will help drive adoption of Labcyte technology, and participate in all aspects of the collaboration lifecycle. o Actively foster and develop a network of industry thought leaders to assist in the identification of trends and opportunities, translating them into compelling product and application opportunities for Labcyte. o Work with the field applications team to track, evaluate and develop application opportunities arising from interactions with customers.
Requirements: • Requires a BS/BA and a minimum of 5 years laboratory experience developing applications for laboratory instrumentation in a commercial environment. • Knowledge of automated liquid handling, automation and robotic laboratory equipment. • Strong leadership and relationship-building skills. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Exceptional problem-solving ability. • High degree of customer focus. • Occasional travel up to 30% will be required.
Location: In-house position based in Sunnyvale, CA.
Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies.
To apply, please send resume to careers@Labcyte.com and reference “Job Id # 209” in the subject line.
Labcyte Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled