Thermo Fisher Scientific Technical Application Scientist in Darmstadt, Germany

“What we like most being a Technical Application Scientist (TAS)

In the Life Science Research industry, there are highly qualified scientists called “Technical Application Scientists (TAS) or “Technical Support Specialists . TAS from Thermo Fisher Scientific are sharing their expertise and technological advancements with researchers, helping them in making the world a better place—whether they re discovering a cure for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe.

The job is all about the customer and providing help and guidance. A satisfied customer with positive feedback for the support you have provided is worth more than anything else and ultimately a validation for the quality of your work. You will be supporting Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems products to both internal and external customers.

Requirements for the job

Aside from the obvious hard skills related to having a scientific background, laboratory experience, data analysis and language skills, there are a large number of soft skills that are vital for the role. Probably the most crucial of these is the desire to help people and solve problems. Empathy and responsibility are critical traits for Support Staff to have and both of which drive that ownership and care of the customer. Ultimately, it is the customer experience that matters above all else.

  • A PhD. with post-doctoral experience.

  • “Hands on experience with molecular biology techniques (RNAi, cloning , nucleic acid purification, etc...)

  • Fluent in German and English, additional language skill would be nice

A typical day in Technical Support

As technical support you won t become bored: Apart from having very interesting questions from researchers that will challenge your mind and scientific knowledge, the job often requires you to interact with many different departments and colleagues to solve inquiries. Inquiries may be received via telephone or email.

You ll proof yourself as creative and flexible every day, looking for fast and effective solutions. At the same time, it is important to keep on learning, to share experience and knowledge with other colleagues and be always aware of new products and solutions.

Technical Support is a place where diversity and inclusion are valued. It contributes to a great team spirit and team work, which is the key of our success to deliver great customer experience

This is a full time permanent position.