Applications Scientist – Bioconsumables
Location: Folsom, CA

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Job Description:
Are you driven to solve complex problems with a direct link to improving human health? Are you looking to leverage your expertise in biomolecule characterization to develop products and integrated workflows, along with impactful messaging and training content?

The ideal candidate for this role has the dual expertise of an outstanding scientific background in protein characterization, and a passion for communicating and collaborating across diverse audiences.

The main responsibilities are the following:
  • Drive cross functional collaborations to develop comprehensive customer workflow solutions across instrumentation, LC column and bioconsumables teams.
  • Design and implement strategic experiments supporting bioanalytical products and workflows to produce compelling proof data and impactful collateral, to include application notes and product guides.
  • Support technical escalations for complex support requests through a thorough understanding of sample prep and HPLC principles along with the Agilent bioconsumables portfolio, and applying this to occasional experimental evaluation.
  • Conduct competitive analyses to determine product positioning, market segmentation, channel mix, pricing, volume, product service/support strategies, and identify customers pain points to be addressed in Value Propositions.
  • Lead external collaborations to produce compelling proof data, novel application insights and valuable collateral for our field teams.
  • Support field and sales organizations with technical inquiries, training content and customer facing material. Build a close relation with the global field organization through regular calls and travel in the different regions (~once/quarter).
  • Design and implement marketing strategies for biologics characterization product solutions and workflows to establish product placement within the biopharma and associated markets. Work with R&D scientists, manufacturing, finance and sales to develop new products and ensure impactful new product introductions that achieve sales volume and revenue targets.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with bioreagents and bioassay techniques, preferably with experience across the product lifecycle or within the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a role with customer and field engagement -- potentially including sales, technical support, applications chemist or similar background or comparable experience within the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Advanced degree within a related scientific discipline (Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Life Sciences...) with related publication record.
  • Experience with Critical Quality Attribute (CQA) analysis of biotherapeutics/biologics, including sample preparation, use of standards, UHPLC, and mass spectrometry (MS), preferably with experience in related regulatory requirements that apply to new biotherapeutics.
 What will make you stand out:
  • Experience in or with the biopharmaceutical industry is a strong plus.
  • Strong expertise in mass spectrometry is also a plus.
  • Experience with glycan analysis is also a plus.
  • Willing to travel approximately 15% of the time (under normal circumstances) to meet with customers and understand their needs, support the field organization and build/maintain a network
  • On a personal level, you are proactive, focused on creating results, customer oriented and you embody Agilent's values
Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.