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Field Application Specialist, Cell Therapy, San Diego

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: San Diego
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description
When youre part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, youll do important work, and youll be valued and recognized for your performance. With talented managers and inspiring coworkers to support you, youll find the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Title: Field Application Specialist, Cell Therapy, San Diego
(Based remotely in San Diego to also cover Boston, MA and Washington, DC)

Position Summary:

Cell and gene therapy as a sector is currently experiencing a period of rapid growth and expansion as recent clinical trial successes have resulted in increased investment. To sustain the current trajectory for cell and gene therapy, translational centers, biotech and pharmaceutical companies are increasing their need for technical support of new and novel technologies being developed to support the industry. Thermo Fisher Scientific is currently engaging with clients from biotech and pharma companies, hospitals and academic institutions throughout North America, who play a key role in the R&D, process development and commercialization of autologous and allogeneic cell therapy, gene-mediated cell therapy and gene therapy manufacturing programs. Growing relationships and technical support to our clients is an essential part of drug development and our mission of enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for scientific knowledge and product support pre and post sales, participating in business development and providing internal and external training as needed.


Training Internal & External

Provide field support to our sales organization by providing customers with technical guidance (pre & post sales activities)
Provide internal training across commercial teams and business units as needed
Maintain and foster relationship with KOLs
Interface with the global technical training teams and share best practices across organization

VOC & Customer Relations Management

Act as liaison between customers, R&D, and Product Management teams
Manage KOL relationships through routine scientific communication and updates on new product launches
Attend conferences and events to grow technical knowledge and developing trends
Present on behalf of Thermo Fisher Scientific at key global conferences

Business Development

Provide market sensing mechanism, identifying new opportunities and highlighting gaps in current portfolio
Interface with R&D and PM teams
Support internal business and product development efforts through feedback on innovation pipeline
Interact with marketing teams to drive new initiatives


Requires a BA or BS in Biology, Cell Biology, BioChemistry or related scientific field
PhD strongly preferred
Requires a minimum of 5 years experience working in the cell and gene therapy field
Experience in cell culture (T cells) and molecular biology sequencing highly desired
Must be highly proficient with viral transfection and electroporation.
Must possess strong understanding of customer challenges within the field of cell and immunotherapy and possess familiarity with CAR-T cells (2+ years' experience)
Must excel in customer-facing role and enjoy talking to people (No previous field experience required)

Working Conditions:

Works in an office and lab environment. May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties. Candidate must be willing to travel up to 50% of time to support customers and sales specialists.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular missionenabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today!

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, San Diego, Field Application Specialist, Cell Therapy, San Diego, Healthcare, San Diego, California

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