Applications Scientist - Pharma

Agilent Technologies, Inc. - Santa Clara, CA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $89,000 - $130,000 a year
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The Pharma Applications Scientist is a member of the US Market Development team, part of the Global Marketing Organization of Agilent Technologies. This team works closely with partners in the Segment Marketing, Product Marketing, R&D and Field teams on developing, testing and commercializing new applications and workflows using Agilent's portfolio of GC, LC, Mass Spec, Software, Chemistries and Supplies. Agilent offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions - from improving lab productivity, to workflow solutions developed to facilitate and unlock the complexities of today's environment in Pharmaceutical research and QA/QC. We are hiring an experienced scientist to develop applications in-house and to support and develop external scientific collaborations with key opinion leaders in pharmaceutical markets. You will help the company to stay current with emerging applications and approved methods, while developing integrated workflow solutions.
The successful candidate will be motivated by joining Agilent and working in collaboration with a diverse group of scientists across various disciplines to actively drive technological and workflow innovations. The selected individual will be a well-organized and a highly productive bench scientist that can design and execute experiments efficiently, as well as analyze, interpret and present data to multidisciplinary project teams.

Your primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Develop and manage projects with internal/external collaborators to ensure successful partnerships and completion and commercialization of accurate and high-quality technical collateral
Work closely with partners in Pharma Segment Marketing to set application roadmap and collaboration strategies, with clear timelines and deliverables
Develop technical relationship and leadership to drive strategic collaboration projects in the Pharmaceutical sector. Provide training and support to them through a well-defined collaboration scope of work. It will ensure key milestones are delivered on time and with high quality
Identify the next big or emerging Pharmaceutical sector research and QA/QC challenge and opportunity with sustainable business potential is critical in contributing to Agilent's growth in this segment, and for maintaining a competitive edge. The successful candidate will develop new scientific collaborations so that appropriate sales and marketing collateral can be generated as quickly and efficiently as possible
Guide the development of analytical workflow strategies to strengthen Agilent's value proposition and differentiation using an integrated approach including the comprehensive Agilent portfolio
Collaborate and ensure alignment of Pharma Segment collaboration plans among Segment Marketing, Product Marketing, Regional Market Development and Field partners
Effectively communicate the project results and a compelling story through application notes, posters, presentations, webinars, publications and international conferences when applicable. Actively engage in research networks, scientific societies and standards setting organizations to foster relationships and engage early in business opportunities.
Stay alert on important and relevant Pharma regulations and market trends for identification of potential new collaborations and future projects
Reduce broad concepts workflow analysis strategies into structured requests and new projects
Solve complex, high impact scientific problems in the Pharmaceutical Sector
Collect and maintain appropriate laboratory notebooks, write reports and periodically update the applications roadmap
Ph.D. in analytical chemistry related to Pharmaceutical, or equivalent (demonstrated by 5+ years working experience in R&D and QA/QC in the pharmaceutical industry)
Demonstrated expertise in method validation, analytical methods development such as GC, LC, GC-MS, LC-MS and molecular spectroscopy. Added advantage with high end LC-MS/MS or LC-QTOF techniques
Ideal candidate would have experience in drug discovery (analytical chemistry), metabolite ID, Pharmacokinetics, ADME, and/or Bioequivalence/Bioavailability.
Ability to work independently with such equipment to develop methods and troubleshoot both instrument set up and method in the process. Proven hands-on experience with Agilent systems and workflows is a plus
Demonstrated Business Acumen and understanding of creating customer value propositions. Our Scientists must contribute to research-to-business development initiatives and programs
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and multitask. Project Management experience is thus necessary to keep all active development projects well prioritized and focused on critical deliverables
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated experience in public speaking e.g. at international conferences and symposiums
Critical-Thinking: Being able to process the information or data in a way to make recommendations for improvement of workflows, software and hardware requirements to meet customer's needs
Ability to travel in country as required up to 50% of the time
Pleasant personality and team work spirit
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