Application Scientist (Life Sciences) - Shanghai, China

Territory: China.
Location:  Field based located in territory, located in Shanghai.
 
Purolite Life Sciences:
Purolite is more than a resin company. It’s a solutions company.
 
Purolite is the only company that focuses exclusively on advanced resin technology. Headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA, the company has more than 30 years providing resin solutions to customers and has dedicated R&D and manufacturing facilities in USA, China, UK, Romania and Russia.
 
Purolite Life Sciences supports R&D and production-scale applications in traditional and bio-pharmaceuticals. The company has made major investments in the Life Sciences portfolio, pairing its expertise in resin technology with leading agarose technology to develop novel resins for the purification of monoclonal antibodies and protein purification.  Recent expansion and significant up take with the new portfolio has required production-scale quantities via a new manufacturing facility.
 
We are looking for a FIELD APPLICATIONS SCIENTIST to support our Sales team, based in the territory and is great role suited to those looking for challenge.
 
Role Summary:

Responsible for providing technical and chromatography application specific support for field specialists, sales team, and customers during the pre and post sales process for products used by the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. Role will act as a senior lead within China for process design and optimization including large scale column packing, and will use expertise in chromatographic purification techniques, along with an in depth knowledge of chromatographic resins, to assist the sales team. Through technical knowledge, can demonstrate to customers how new technologies can provide solutions. Confident and energetic, with proven sales skills to take a new product technology to the market and increase market share.

 Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and experience during the sales process by identification, description, and demonstration of appropriate products based on in depth knowledge of customer’s needs and focus. Supply information on additional product features including potential uses, developing capabilities and benefits to the customer such as simplification and cost savings. 
  • Use market and product knowledge to assist sales team in identifying design in opportunities, development of potential new or increased sales and protection of existing market share of products and services.
  • Develop seminars, installation and training with recommendations for product usage and maintenance aimed toward improving and maintaining customer relationships and satisfaction
  • Facilitate team communication and the sharing of best practices.
  • Application support for process development, method optimization and buffer selection to support customer processes enabling the design in of resins.
  • Support participation in trade shows and professional conferences by performing setup, giving product presentations, demonstrations, training sessions and customer interfacing
  • Establish and build the Praesto agarose chromatography brand in the market place as a trusted, focused, flexible and reliable supplier.

 Essential Skills:
  • High level of spoken and written English.
  • Good hands on skills of operating ‘AKTA lab and process scale systems’ including method writing and interpretation of results.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical/biopharmaceuticals production, including large scale purification with awareness/familiarity with clean room-regulations, quality, validation etc.
  • Demonstrated proficiencies in current chromatographic theory and practice at large scale columns (BPG, AxiChrom, Streamline and equipment columns), and an in depth knowledge of chromatographic resins and packing techniques
  • Demonstrated proficiencies in protein chemistry & biochemical separations including Mab purification approaches
  • Self-driven and motivated, ability to confidentially plan time/visits and prioritize work load with willingness to travel.
  • Strong and confident presentation skills.
  • Comfortable with open boundaries with respect to responsibilities from a startup company concept.
  • Confident, competitive, and energetic

Qualifications:

BSc or MSc degree, 7 years’ life science experience, ideally in bioprocessing
 
Salary and Performance Incentives:

To grow our business and keep us one step ahead, we want to attract, engage and retain the best people in the industry.
 
We can tailor a highly competitive package with a salary and benefits package for the right person to reflect this.

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and CV to lifesciences@purolite.com