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Technical Support Specialist: Expression System Development

Emeryville, United States

 

Job Description:

The technical support specialist will provide customer-facing expertise around genomics and pharmaceutical discovery.  The candidate will work in a team environment to identify and evaluate new project ideas and sell discovery partnerships. The primary responsibility will be to work closely with the business development directors to drive continued business growth and ensure execution of projects for the customer base. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing expertise within drug discovery sales and will help create a customer base within the pharmaceutical industry.  

Key skills:

  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills.  This is a customer facing role, and the ideal candidate will be able to distill complex ideas and connect business goals with scientific expertise
  • Familiarity with deep technical subject matter and ability to interface with both internal team members and external customers as part of solutions based sales approach
  • Knowledge of discovery workflows within Pharma
  • Readily apply previous knowledge to solve a new problem and develop creative solutions

 

Minimum requirements / qualifications:

  • Master’s degree/PhD degree in relevant scientific field required:
    • Microbiology
    • Cell Biology
    • Genetics
    • Bioengineering
    • Biochemistry
  • Strong presentation ability
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interface with both internal team members and external customers as part of solutions based sales approach
  • Expertise in genomics and drug discovery
  • Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years of relevant industry drug discovery experience

 

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