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Application Scientist, United States

Sophion Bioscience
Bedford, MA
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Do you want to be part of a growing team and play an important role in continuing our success in building the North American market?

About the position:
Due to our continued growth, Sophion Bioscience Inc. is seeking an Application Scientist to be based in our Boston facility (Bedford, MA). As an Application Scientist at Sophion, you will encounter interesting challenges of technical and application character of nearly all known ion-channels. You will be challenged with the very fundamentals of patch clamping as well as collaborating with the best electrophysiologists in both industry and academic laboratories. You will be a part of a global application team with colleagues in Denmark, Japan and China.

Main Responsibilities:

* Plan and perform product demonstration, installations, training and presentations at end-user sites
* Provide technical support for end-users via remote or onsite troubleshooting
* Support marketing and sales in identifying key customer segments and developing strategies to increase reach and revenue
* Travel as needed to customer meetings, tradeshows, and relevant scientific meetings
* Be the customers voice in development work for new applications and assays
* Assist in optimizations of cell lines for automated patch clamp
* Provide pre-sales support with demos and customer presentations
* Writing of application reports, posters and publications
* Participate in validation studies for new products

Key Qualifications:

* Scientific background in biology, pharmacology or similar field
* Preferred: PhD in electrophysiology, biology or related area
* Required: MSc with at least 2 years commercial experience will be considered
* Experience with electrophysiology is a must
* Manual patch clamp and/or automated patch clamp experience is required
* Knowledge of the drug discovery process from high throughput screening (384-format) to lead optimization and safety assessment on ion channels is a plus

Personal Qualities:

* Required: Already resides in Massachusetts
* Highly driven and motivated work ethic
* Ability to work independently
* Willingness to travel at least 50% of the time, sometimes with short notice. Some weekends may be required from time to time
* A team player that works well in a dynamic environment and can have several activities ongoing at once and keep the overview
* Service minded, enthusiastic, self-driven, and enjoy solving complicated problems with a general technical flair and a "can do, will do" mindset
* Able to communicate fluently in English and have excellent communication and presentation skills in front of an audience.
* Able to step in when colleagues need help and it comes naturally for you to ask for help when needed
* A hands-on person who thrives in a laboratory environment
* Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word


* Solid background in electrophysiology (a must)
* Cell Culture (cell lines and primary cells, stem cells is a plus), 2 years' experience (preferred)
* Customer facing or tech support: 1 year (preferred)

Sophion Bioscience Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have any questions, please contact the hiring manager:

Daniel Sauter
Phone +1 858 733 2924

Application deadline: As soon as possible

Please apply via LinkedIn.

Sophion was founded almost twenty years ago by a group of passionate electrophysiologists, all having the shared purpose of making patch clamping objective and independent of user skills to provide faster, more accurate and objective results. We are an innovative, rapidly expanding company that has developed from a startup into a global organization, while maintaining the passion and drive to provide solutions for high performance cell analysis. Today the company's analytical platforms QPatch and Qube are placed at leading pharmaceutical companies and Contract Research Organizations (CRO) and with our dedicated support and service, it ensures us a leading position in the market. We try our best to be a great company to work for; fun, fulfilling and always challenging as we compete in a fast-moving market and industry.
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