Friday, May 8, 2015

Job posting: field application scientist, PerkinElmer

From friend of the blog Philip Skinner, an available position: 
We, at PerkinElmer, are looking for an energetic chemist to join our Americas Field Application Scientist team. This role involves providing software demonstrations and technical (domain and product) expertise for potential and existing customers, supporting the account manager in a presales capacity. 
This role would suit someone who is keen to leave the bench and apply their chemistry knowledge in a commercial business setting. A willingness to travel is essential. Familiarity with our software products, specifically Tibco Spotfire, E-Notebook, Elements, Registration and ChemDraw would be beneficial, although familiarity with similar products from other vendors is also valued. An ability to understand the needs of customers and articulate solutions is more important though than actual product knowledge. 
We need someone with a reasonable knowledge of synthetic chemistry and preferably some industrial experience in life sciences (medchem, process chem) or beyond (consumer products, oil and gas, specialty chemicals, materials, etc.) 
As someone who has made the transition from chemist to this kind of role, I can attest that it is a lot of fun and very intellectually rewarding for the right person. If you are committed to a change from pure science, are an advocate for software within your organization, are the kind of person who takes on responsibilities within your lab and are comfortable meeting and establishing trust with lots of new people this could be a fun opportunity. If so, please email me at philip.skinner(at)
Best wishes to those interested!  

1 comment:

  1. The Perkin-Elmer service rep who visits my site seems to really like his job.