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South Africa - Remote / Field
Job Description


Develop Thermo Fisher business and relationship by providing:

  • Support the Clinical market on the operation of Thermo Fisher Scientific / Ion Torrent product portfolio in Next Generation Sequencing
  • Promotion of clinical solutions to existing customers
  • Owning the implementation of assays and products / clinical solutions within customer sites
  • Responsible for maximizing customer satisfaction by aligning complex product solutions and services with key customer initiatives. Build and maintain relationships with key decision makers or potential influencers
  • Understanding the clinical landscape in their countries and develop a strategy how to best tackle the clinical markets in their regions
  • Manage relationships with key Thermo Fisher Scientific collaborating partners

Job duties will include the following tasks:

  • Review and assist customers with their protocols and assays on Ion Torrent / Thermo Fisher instrumentation at in-house facilities and at customer sites
  • Help customers design and conducts experiments to assist in evaluations of Ion Torrent / Thermo Fisher products
  • Promote clinical solutions at customer sites and in conferences/user meetings
  • Work in collaboration with the Clinical Account Manager to set up best strategy for customer site
  • Build strong relationships with customers in South Africa and Middle East countries
  • Maintain and develop the CRM database
  • Maintain consistent and structured communication with counterparts and articulate summarized communication to Manager on a periodic basis
  • Obtain successful adoption of the technology within all applied markets while investigating the potential of other applications and solutions both pre-clinically and clinically
  • Align with other teams in the company on a regular basis
  • Estimated 30-40% travel, always planable

Experience/Qualifications/Qualities that are important in this role

  • Graduate (minimum) qualification in an appropriate science subject, molecular biology or bioinformatics preferred
  • Experience in molecular biology application is mandatory. Bioinformatics experience is strongly desirable
  • Previous experience as application specialist in the clinical market or any NGS/BFX experience desirable
  • Medical background, laboratory experience, and/or managed care knowledge desirable.
  • Understanding of the Diagnostic markets and ability to gather good market intelligence with respect to competitive products and vendors
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to understand and articulate complex scientific literature and use extensive complex clinical data as a key factor in the sales process
  • Strong drive for success
  • Excellent English skills, additional languages prefferable
  • Willingness to travel

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