Life Science Application Scientist

The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements. Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.

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Are you an enthusiastic scientist with experience in biotech and biopharma? Are you curious and engaged, able to solve problems with existing approaches, but creative enough to explore new ways for the “unsolvable” ones? This may be your chance to join HORIBA’s Life Science Business Development Group as an Applications Scientist as we grow our team and our business.

In this role, the Life Science Applications Scientist will work in close collaboration with customers to demonstrate product solutions to satisfy the customer’s needs. You must be curious enough to fully understand a customer’s application and their analytical need, creative enough to propose appropriate solutions, and have the scientific experience to prove your solution will work. As part of HORIBA’s Life Science Business development group you will also be part of new solutions, including applications development, and new product development. You will be expected to travel, visit customers for product demonstrations and training, as well as to deliver seminars at scientific conferences.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide applications support for customers
  • Provide applications development for non-routine measurements in support of customers as well as new products and business development teams
  • Perform sample handling, measurements, and data analysis, including chemometric and model generation.
  • Design experiments to test hypotheses or demonstrate the feasibility of a new application, or provide proof of concept to a customer
  • Create documents such as applications notes, technical notes, and support creation of new marketing material.
  • Attend and provide presentations at key international conferences, sales meetings.
  • Provide installation and training support for customers.
  • Perform demonstrations and user training in the field.


Skills/Experience Required

  • Expertise in spectroscopy (fluorescence, Raman, NIR, or FTIR) is required, 
  • Familiarity with a variety of techniques, including Particle Sizing, and Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging (SPRi) desirable
  • Comprehensive experience in analytical data analysis, i.e. coupling analytical instrumentation with data analysis to derive answers, is a must.
  • Familiarity with chromatography (HPLC, MS, GC) workflows and applications is desirable
  • Chemometric, multivariate model validation, AI analysis.
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field such as protein biochemistry, characterization or development of therapeutic proteins, drug delivery products, and vaccines, or MS/BS with 2 years post-graduate industrial experience in biopharma/biotech


Compensation Package:

HORIBA Instruments offers a competitive compensation package that includes a 401(k) plan with match; employee group dental, vision, life, and disability (short and long-term) paid for by the company; medical insurance, family dental and vision insurance, and supplemental life insurance available with reasonable employee contributions; employee assistance program; paid holidays, vacation, and sick time; flexible spending accounts; and educational reimbursement and commuter benefit programs.

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call (732)494-8660 for assistance. HORIBA will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities to be able to participate in the hiring process. HORIBA is committed to making our workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities.

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