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IDEX Senior Applications Scientist in Rohnert Park, California

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Senior Applications Scientist

  • JOB TITLE: Sr. Application Scientist REPORTING TO: Senior Manager of Technology Development – Chromatography LOCATION: Rohnert Park, CA or Middleboro MA ITAR/EAR CRITERIA: This position may require lawful access to ITAR/EAR controlled information and employees in this role will need to meet those requirements. Requirements include US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident. Who is IDEX Health & Science (IH&S)? As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, IH&S has a long history of driving growth in life sciences and healthcare by embracing innovation and redefining the supplier-customer relationship. The work we do every day allows us to discover key insights and break new ground to create some of the most meaningful technologies that have a lasting impact on companies, industries, and society. One of our business segments is called Life Science Fluidics and we are looking to add more talent to the team. Life Science Fluidics: We are component and system-level experts who understand the critical inter-dependencies between microfluidics, fluidics, optics, and integrated sub-assemblies. We specialize in the complete optofluidic pathway to help our customers avoid project risks, and we are uniquely positioned to solve even the most demanding challenges in a wide array of life science applications. Our global fluidics team serves the IVD & Biotech, Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, and Bioprocessing markets with a broad portfolio of products and capabilities.Our formula for success is simple. We work hard to maintain a culture where you can own your work; you are encouraged to try new ideas in a collaborative environment; and you can apply your skillset to enable our clients to gain a competitive advantage in their own market. At IDEX Health & Science, you can work with a great group of people, mentor others, and build a great future. SCOPE OF ROLE: As a Senior Application Scientist, you have a key role contributing to definition of IH&S strategic initiatives that address current and emerging technologies. Your background in analytical instrumentation methods and experience with Biology/bioanalysis, along with network and industry insights, will allow you to raise the quality and value of the Chromatography team’s design inputs: fostering a higher level of design output supporting fluidic and electromechanical hardware in chromatography, mass spectrometry, and all related analytical instrumentation.You will succeed in your hands-on role by leveraging your understanding of workflows, fostering deep relationships with Key Opinion Leaders in the markets and segments we serve, and working collaboratively with the commercial teams to identify opportunities that ensure IH&S maintains best-in-class partnering when accelerating innovation with our customers.Throughout product development, you will work with the project teams to ensure functional requirements and Operational readiness are aligned with application needs, verification testing is relevant and comprehensive, and validation testing provides data and analysis that accelerates customer adoption. Essential Duties:

  • Works with the global commercial and cross-functional teams including Engineering, Product Management, Sales, Manufacturing, Quality, and Project Management during all phases of product development

  • Contributes to definition and identification of strategic innovation initiatives that further IH&S as a world-class partner for markets of interest

  • Identifies and develops opportunities for intellectual property protection of novel inventions

  • Analyzes the competitive landscape to understand opportunities in key segments, regions, and categories

  • Maintains a strong awareness of key opinion leaders and market dynamics to identify emerging trends: ideally leverage an existing, mature network

  • Fosters relationships with industry partners and/or academia to explore new technologies and development opportunities

  • Correctly applies IH&S product, or identify opportunities for new product, to current and future market applications

  • Understands and applies IH&S technologies/products, reasons for technology choice in an application, and technical hands-on evaluation of products

  • Demonstrates analytical instrumentation, proteomics, and biopharmaceutical experience in research, chromatography, mass-spec and related applications

  • Supports the business system in negotiation/determination of technical requirements for new applications

  • Attends and participates in seminars, trade shows and technical conferences, while publishing and presenting technical papers

  • Defines and justifies IH&S laboratory capability and equipment to support the Application needs of the business line

  • Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree with 5+ years of experience in life science instrumentation

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in life sciences analysis, proteomics, biopharma

  • Entrepreneurial mindset for developing new opportunities

  • Track record of converting novel ideas into commercial practice, including experimentation and experimental design, early-stage product development, and development of intellectual property

  • Experience in developing and/or optimizing analytical instrumentation for life science industry

  • Prior industry experience designing analytical instruments or their components

  • Prior experience in preparing and delivering technical papers or seminars

  • Prior experience working directly with external customers

  • Due to the nature of the role, the position must be in based in Rohnert Park, CA or Middleboro, MA

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%

  • Candidate must be authorized to work in the US

  • Skills and Abilities

  • Acts with a high level of autonomy and personal accountability

  • High level of emotional intelligence

  • Intrinsically motivated/proactive

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written, verbal) skills; a presentation may be required during the interview process

  • Ability to lead with influence to drive others to deliver results

  • Well-organized: Candidate must have ability to address tactical issues in the short-term while maintaining long-term project and resource plans

  • Skilled in time management

  • Collaborative and inspirational

  • Work cross-functionally with ease

  • Enthusiastic and passionate

  • Skilled at leading, coaching, and developing team members with an ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural, global business environment

  • Ability to work collaboratively with virtual teams and processes

  • IDEX Health & Science LLC., a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversityAre you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). Business Unit: IH&S (Chromatography) Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Business Unit: IH&S (Chromatography)

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies

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