Field Application Scientist, Genedata Selector, USA-Boston

The Position

We are looking to fill an opening for a Field Application Scientist in our Selector Business Unit. The Genedata Selector suite is an enterprise solution for managing and analyzing genome-related knowledge for strain, cell line and germplasm optimization. The software application enables processing of raw sequencing data, integration of genomic data with transcriptomics and metabolomics data, improved gene functional annotation, insights into molecular pathways and statistical analysis. As part of our professional services team, this position will act as an interface between science and sales, working closely with external customers and internal sales and software engineering teams. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and a team-player with an ability to present and represent a complex software solution in a value-based way.

This full-time position is based out of our office in Lexington, Massachusetts and requires about 30% travel within North America, and occasional travel to Europe. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Scientific consulting and professional service activities for customer projects, working with customer’s cross functional partners including scientific and IT partners
  • Identify customer needs, and map them to the capabilities of the software
  • Troubleshoot scientific and technical support issues and capture user feedback
  • Communicate customer needs and coordinate activities internally with the scientific consulting and professional services team, business account managers and product managers
  • Support our sales team with product expertise, scientific presentations, and software demonstrations
  • Present the product vision of Genedata Selector to prospects and customers
  • Internet-based and on-site product training sessions with customers
  • Identify new business opportunities with business account managers
  • Define appropriate service projects with customers to fulfill unmet needs

Your Profile

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • MS or PhD in biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, or similar discipline
  • 3 years’ experience working in a biopharma, industrial biotech, agribusiness or related life sciences environment using standard bioinformatics tools and databases
  • Proficient working in a UNIX environment and with using a scripting or programming language (e.g. Perl, Python, Java)
  • Familiar with SQL and relational databases (e.g. Oracle)
  • Experience in next generation sequencing data analysis
  • Related statistical analysis experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English is a must
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Must be currently located in the United States
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer is required

The Company

Genedata is an exceptional company. With over two decades of success in research informatics due to closely-knit teams of scientists, developers and business experts, Genedata has achieved steady and continuous growth since inception. As a private and majority employee-owned organization, we empower each employee to be a contributing voice in the company operations and evolution.  Our collective expertise in research informatics, combined with our open and scalable computational solutions, makes us the leading software provider in R&D informatics for biotech, pharmaceuticals, and related life sciences. We are headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and have subsidiaries in Germany, US, UK, Japan and Singapore.

About Genedata Selector

Genedata Selector™ is an enterprise software platform that transforms raw sequencing data into solutions to optimize R&D and production processes for life science industries.  Automated and intuitive software combined with scientific consulting and professional services provides a full solution for increasing efficiency and reducing costs in cell line design and selection, microbial contamination detection, and strain, germplasm, and breeding optimization.

Are you interested?

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and motivation letter to along with the reference number BOS-SEL-SAM.

Legal authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer is required.

Genedata is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Genedata only accepts CVs and resumes directly from candidates. Personnel recruitment agencies need not respond.