Flow Cytometry Instructor


Summary:
Are you an expert in Flow Cytometry and enjoy teaching others?  If so, this opportunity may be right for you!
 
BD Biosciences is looking for a Flow Cytometry Trainer.  This position will be responsible for conducting technical training courses for BD Biosciences, Cell Analysis external and internal customers at the BD training center, virtually online, or at the client's site. In addition, the Flow Trainer provides field-based applications and sales support as assigned.
 
Responsibilities:
 

  • Delivers classroom lectures, conducts laboratory training sessions, administers examinations, and prepares student evaluations as described in lesson plans
  • Prepares lesson plans, laboratory exercises, training guides, and other course materials to support delivery of training. Determine applicability of course material and modifies training programs as appropriate
  • Maintains high level of knowledge and expertise with existing instruments, reagents, software, and applications, and develops expertise on new products
  • Provides support for pre-sales activities, such as instrument, software, and reagent demonstrations in Sales and Marketing sponsored events (e.g., workshops, demonstrations at customer sites or at trade shows, seminars at customers sites or user group meetings)
  • Provides product support for post-sales activities such as technical consultations at customer sites or via remote sessions (eg, teleconferences or webinars) and shares results of the visits and support sessions to ensure collaborative efforts among different customer-facing groups
  • Assists customers with flow cytometry workflow development, optimization and implementation, and other support, such as multicolor panel design and assay development
  • Develops and delivers technical presentations in alignment with BD business initiatives
  • Identifies significant scientific and clinical trends or new issues, and participates in escalations process. Participates in product incident report/customer complaint reporting systems
  • Makes recommendations for new products and applications as well as enhancements for existing products. Contributes to the product development process by serving on Commercial Excellence and other committees
  • Assists with in-house product validations and collaborates with Validation department staff to write, execute, and report on validation protocols
  • Keeps abreast of the basic requirements for regulatory compliance in own area of work and complies with those requirements. As required, participates in training on regulatory issues affecting own area of work. Participates in regulatory compliance questions/issues escalations process
  • Promotes a safe work environment, and participates in Environmental Health and Safety programs. Notifies management of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices
  • Works independently, with minimum direct supervision
  • Performs other related duties and assignments as required.
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree highly preferred
  • A minimum of 4 years of flow cytometry experience
  • Experience in flow cytometric applications
  • Ability to travel up to 60% of the time for  field-based training and support
  • A valid driver's license
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or advanced degree in life science or clinical fields
  • Proven experience teaching technical topics
  • Proven experience providing onsite sales technical customer-facing support
  • Proven experience providing technical demonstrations in support of Sales
  • Thorough knowledge of BD Biosciences products
 
Please apply at:
https://jobs.bd.com/job/san-jose/flow-cytometry-instructor/159/10071578
 

Open Date: January 1, 2019
Close Date: March 1, 2019
Location: USA - San Jose, California
 
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Our vision is to advance the impact of cytometry in meeting current and emerging challenges in the life, biomedical, and physical sciences.
 

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