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Job Title: Sr Applications Specialist – GC, GC/MS

Department: Sales – Centers of Excellence (CoE)

Reporting Relationship: Applications Support Manager, CoE

Location: The position will be based in the Somerset NJ area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform qualified hardware and software product demonstrations with GC and GC/MS High Resolution/Accurate Mass instruments to help sales professionals obtain orders. Maintain assigned demonstration equipment in top operational condition.
  • Coordinate the delivery of both pre and post sales application support for markets targeted by both the field and factory business operations.
  • Team with individual sales professionals to identify and nurture new or target accounts, departments, key influencers according as required per sales plans.
  • Attendance and participation at select trade shows and technical conferences.
  • Other duties as required

Specific Scope Data

  • Support up to 65 field sales reps for North America and Canada

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • BS degree in Chemistry or relevant science discipline (required)
  • MS or Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or relevant science discipline (desired)
  • Prior experience providing pre-sales support and customer post sales support is a plus.
  • Extensive operational experience in GC and GC/MS systems (required)
  • Practical experience with Ion Trap, Single Quadrupole, Triple Quadrupole and High Resolution Accurate Mass Spectrometry
  • Willingness to travel up to 50%

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions


  • A comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of GC, GC/MS
  • Prior experience working for an analytical instruments/system manufacturer a plus
  • Authored technical papers with acceptance of all or some for placement in refereed publications


  • Flexibility to travel 50% of the time
  • Prior experience in preparing and delivering technical papers or seminars
  • Strong oral (public speaking) and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Broad operational familiarity with personal computers, Microsoft Windows environment, MS Office (2007, 2010), and scientific software
  • Proven ability to successfully work independently

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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