Support Scientist I - AKTA (Remote Role)

Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems

Customer Service
Multiple locations
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40+ countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Forming part of the Biotechnology segment at Danaher, we bring together dedicated technical expertise and talent to develop the next generation of life-changing therapeutics.

The Support Scientist I for Cytiva is responsible for providing superior scientific support to customers using Cytiva products in their scientific discovery journey.

This position is part of the Scientific Support team located in Marlborough, MA and will be fully remote. At Cytiva, our vision is, to advance future therapeutics from discovery to delivery.

What you will do:

  • Provide pre- and post-sale technical assistance, troubleshooting and product recommendations to both internal and external customers via phone, webchat, and email.
  • Participate in product training and activities to develop your knowledge. Maintain an up-to-date basic knowledge of all required company products, services, and their associated support literature.
  • Become familiar with standard work regarding maintaining accurate, complete, and up-to-date information on all customer inquiries while prioritizing and processing these in an orderly and consistent manner. Follow all appropriate regulations and processes for customer queries classified as complaints.
  • Give presentations/trainings remotely or face-to-face to customers or colleagues, as necessary. Participate in activities such as developing and delivering technical training, reviewing product literature, field and lab work, trade shows and system installations.
  • Identify potential opportunities to convert technical inquiries into new or developed sales possibilities (e.g. lead generation, up-and cross-selling).

Who you are:

  • Advanced degree (Bachelors required, Masters/PhD preferred) in Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering or related field or the equivalent work experience providing necessary knowledge and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts.
  • Requires conceptual knowledge of theories, practices, and procedures in chromatography sciences.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years laboratory experience with Cytiva (GE Healthcare) Life Sciences equipment for Chromatography (AKTA). Working knowledge of the AKTA instrument, Unicorn software, chromatography resins and purification methods. (PLEASE indicate experience with AKTA on your resume or application).
  • ​Travel requirements: 5% travel to Marlborough, MA; Monthly local travel along with regional colleagues

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Industry experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology company. Familiarity with regulatory compliance in drug development.
  • Teaching or training experience including design and delivery of basic and advanced concepts to technical or non-technical individuals.
  • One or more years of technical support, field applications or sales experience emphasizing customer contact.

At Cytiva we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, remote working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement in which you can work remotely from your home. Additional information about this remote work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cytiva can provide.

The salary range for this role is $70,000 to $85,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

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