Scientist III, Research & Development

Peprotech, Inc

Peprotech, Inc

Brno, Czechia
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Job Description

Applications Scientist

Do you have a passion for innovative ideas and groundbreaking discoveries? With over $1 billion invested annually in R&D, at Thermo Fisher Scientific you’ll help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges, from giving cancer patients hope, ensuring safe drinking water and helping law enforcement solve cases through forensics. We empower our teams to put science into meaningful action and give our R&D colleagues the autonomy, resources, and tools they need to take science a step beyond.

The Position

We are looking for an enthusiastic Applications Scientist who is keen to participate in the development of ground breaking technology applied to Scanning electron microscopes, focused ion beam and related analytical techniques.

The Application Scientist works at the intersection of the development, sales support, and the scientific community. This person collaborates with Applications, Technology, Systems and Software groups to ensure that product requirements are well understood, developed, implemented, and thoroughly tested. Successful Applications Engineer develops detailed knowledge about the application of our systems and understands the implications of using and testing software when sophisticated hardware interactions are at stake.

The Application Scientist will provide customer and market feedback to Product Marketing Managers, Product Execution Managers, and development team; participates in defining the needs for new product development; conducts customer demonstrations and jobs (e.g. for concept-proof of new applications); participate in technical discussions and collaborate on applications training with the customers.

General responsibilities

  • Demonstrates good independent judgment and thinking to develop creative ways or in selecting known methods and techniques for acquiring solutions.
  • Interactions and coordination between functional areas, other departments, or customers and the company. Networks with senior internal and external personnel in the respective areas of expertise, interacts with supervisors, group leaders, customers, and peers.
  • Acts as an advisor to peers and project members to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems. Ensures that activities are carried out according to the principle of “Customer focus in all that we do”.
  • The ability to set and build the right working climate. Follow work safety, fire safety, hygiene of work and other regulatory standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specific responsibilities

  • Perform system (SW, applications, instrument) testing and evaluation, provide test plans and consolidated test reports.
  • Feed R&D team, Product groups with information and customer feedback. Translate customer needs into workable solutions and technical specifications. Recommend technical direction for potential applications or use of products consistent with customer requirements and feasibility.
  • Prepare and perform demos, customer jobs, customer training. Handle customer samples, data, and related information. Act as ‘Equipment Owner’: keep equipment in job-ready condition and report the problems.
  • Develop Best Practice Documents (BPDs) for reproducible distribution of application implementation and training of customers by applications specialists. Deliver publications (scientific papers, conference abstracts, application notes).
  • Deliver groundbreaking, specific marketing and sales collateral to the Product Marketing group for incorporation into marketing, sales training, and sales material.
  • Maintain and expand pool of XPS solution expertise (technology, methodology) for all markets.
  • Collaborate on projects with external partners.
  • Follow the effective documents IMS, EMS and handling documentations.

The Requirements

  • This position is ideal for an engineer/scientist with a background in Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Focused ion beams (FIB) and Electron backscatter Diffraction (EBSD). The position is appropriate for a candidate with proven experience (3+years) in a relevant commercial/research/production establishment with recent experience applying microscopy technology.
  • The successful candidate will possess MSc or PhD in Material Science, Physics, Engineering or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required skills.
  • Able to work independently as well as with cross - functional and cross - cultural teams.
  • Knowledge of advanced technology and diagnostics as well as operational optimization experience of analytical equipment; specifically, SEM, FIB, EBSD and related analytical techniques.
  • Confirmed experience with using software in complex products with extensive hardware interactions.
  • Strong communicative skills (both verbal and written), result oriented, work in dynamic environment.
  • Ability to write (scientific) papers and other publications.
  • Ability to travel both domestically as well as internationally and possession of a valid passport.
  • Language skills: English, willing to learn Czech.