Full Time

Applications Scientist

Posted 1 month ago
Application ends: November 12, 2021
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Job Description

Role Details

Business, Location: Asylum Research – CHINA

Role: Applications Scientist

Reports to: China Country Manager

Primary Purpose:

  • In-house “AFM expert”, providing technical expertise and support both internally to Sales and Marketing, as well as externally to customers and prospective customers.
  • Provide mentoring and technical leadership for the Application team.
  • Conduct instrument demonstrations and pre-sales experimental consultation.
  • Actively participate in the AFM Research community by delivering presentations at workshops and conferences.
  • Develop and communicate new applications and techniques.
  • Person Specification – Essential Requirements Unless Stated Education / Qualifications

  • Engineering or science degree (biology, materials science, physics, or equivalent field) and/or extensive work experience in atomic force microscopy.
  • At least 10 years of AFM experience
  • Preferably a PhD, but relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Professional Skills/ Abilities:

    • Experience and extensive knowledge of the theory and operation of AFMs, ideally as a user of an Asylum Research AFM within a laboratory environment.
    • Strong technical background and the ability to draw from this when interacting with customers, designing experiments, or troubleshooting.
    • Friendly, agreeable and approachable, applicant must have excellent people skills with the ability to interact favourably with all personality types.
    • Strong ability to be able to quickly gauge the experience and technical level of the customer/prospect and support/train at the best level to match.
    • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
    • Excellent technical writing skills with the ability to write clearly and effectively.
    • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise, plan, focus, and bring projects to completion within deadlines.
    • Strong oral communication and presentation skills.
    • Some teaching or tutoring experience preferred.
    • Proficiency in English.

    Personal Qualities

    • Willingness to travel (up to 50%) is absolutely essential.
    • “Can do” attitude – Decisive, flexible and able to work around issues to deliver required performance.
    • Flexibility is key in a position where short notice changes to travel or laboratory plans are commonplace
    • Proactive, self-starter, completes activities with minimal support. Initiates actions to develop new and better ways of working, using past experience and mistakes as positive opportunities for improvement.
    • Positive personal impact. Listens effectively and actively seeks to understand views of others, providing a shared sense of purpose and direction by communicating effectively.
    • Recognises the value of teamwork, developing positive, open relationships and shares knowledge between teams in order to achieve the company’s business goals.
    • Thinks “outside the box” to derive different, creative solutions to support the company’s business strategy and growth.
    • Team player – sees bigger picture as well as own priorities and needs.
    • Outgoing personality, open to new experiences and challenges.