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Field Application Scientist

Organization: On-chip Biotechnologies (USA) Co., Ltd.
Date Posted: 9/4/2020
Posted By: Jin Akagi
Date Needed: 9/4/2020
City: Los Angeles
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's

Description & Details

Job Opening Description

Field Application Scientist Position at On-chip Biotechnologies (USA) Co., Ltd.

On-chip Biotechnologies is a Tokyo-based start-up company established in 2005. In 2012, On-chip released the world’s first microfluidic chip-based cell sorter on the market called On-chip Sort, which won the runner up spot for Tokyo Venture Technology Award in 2013. On-chip has been striving to provide a whole new sorting experience: the microfluidic sorting technique that allows for collection of cells prone to damage due to conventional sorting technologies. On-chip Biotechnologies  recently opened a US-subsidiary in West Los Angeles. This will be a great opportunity for those looking for a new and challenging role in a friendly environment.

Position in offer:

The position described is for a field application scientist with broad knowledge and experience in flow cytometry/cell sorting, who will support sales of On-chip Biotechnologies’ products in North America and markets outside of North America. The position will require frequent travel away from home.

Typical role includes, but not limited to:

  • Set up and demonstrations of On-chip products
  • In-field and remote support of existing customers
  • Installation and training of instruments at customer sites
  • Maintenance, check-up and basic repairs of instruments
  • Delivery of presentations and seminars at customer sites and conferences
  • Attending small to large-scale conferences as an exhibition member
  • Reporting relevant changes and updates in the flow cytometry/cell sorting market and customer information to the head of US operation
  • Development of new applications with collaborators

Required and preferred qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in any field of biology such as Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or related fields

Job Experience

  • 3+ years practical experience preferably industrial in flow cytometry of any kind

Knowledge & Skills

  • Good knowledge of flow cytometry/cell sorting
  • Understanding of microfluidics is a plus

Job Competencies

  • Good customer relations and servicing skills
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Flexibility to work in a small company where one takes various roles
  • Eager to learn and apply new knowledge to science and technology
  • Persuasive and engaging communication, both in written and verbal forms
  • Understanding of selling through distributors is an asset

Additional Requirements

  • Frequent travels (estimate up to 70% of time)
  • Living within commuting distance around West LA area
  • Attending phone/video meetings outside of normal working hours due to time differences

Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply / Contact

Please send your resume or any questions to Jin Akagi at

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