Field Application Specialist - Downstream Bioprocessing - Seattle/Vancouver Terr
Seattle, WA 
Posted 21 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

Sartorius has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, self-motivated professional to support our customers and organization within the Pacific Northwest region for Sartorius' Separations Technologies portfolio. In this remote position, the individual will play a key role as a trusted business partner to our customers as well as our internal Sales Organization. This is an exciting opportunity to join a global company known for a great culture, innovative products, and stability. If interested, please read on.

As the Field Application Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting the Sales Organization and Sartorius Customers by offering product expertise, downstream applications knowledge, and technical support. The main mission is successful application, implementation, qualification, and use of Sartorius' Downstream products by supporting Sales and our end-users for product positioning, presentations, demonstrations, and evaluations whilst supporting customers with application development work, initial startup, training, troubleshooting, and ongoing support that enables their success.

The Field Application specialist position is based out of the home office which is to be located near Seattle, WA to assist in supporting business local to the Pacific Northwest as well as in/around Vancouver, Canada).

Main Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Support the Sales organization with customer discussions on existing products through product presentations, demonstrations, trials, application studies/demos as well as troubleshooting and cGMP manufacturing support for the Separations Technologies portfolio which consists mainly of filtration membranes and scale up (depth filtration, TFF, pre- and sterilizing-grade filtration, virus removal filtration), associated integrity testing and manufacturing equipment
  • Support new products through close collaboration with beta site testing, product demonstrations/discussions and information gathering
  • Support Sales in the customer process, URS analysis & technical response, and lead customer evaluations to help position products in line with the application requirements.
  • Strategize with assigned Account Managers to generate value-adding activities according to customer and business need.
  • Assist the Company by occasionally supporting the training of other Field Application Specialists and the Sales organization on assigned technologies and/or processes.
  • Provide technical qualification of sales opportunities to ensure appropriate positioning of technology within the customer application
  • Ensure training of customers on new technologies and support initial start-up operations as well as ensure/assist in internal training opportunities for self and colleagues
  • Support regional marketing initiatives
  • Support Quality Department in the quality complaint process by troubleshooting and analyzing customers processes for better investigation and resolution
  • Support the development of strong relationships with accounts within the assigned sales territory
  • Report on competitor product implementation & presence within the territory by feedback to the Application Services and Product Management Team
  • Monthly report on territory activity for management
  • Occasional overnight travel will be required to support customers / sales, to attend organizational meetings and trainings will be required (~35%). This travel requirement is subject to change based on customer and internal business need such as customer support and internal meetings and trainings.


  • Effectively interface with product/project/division management
  • Interaction at various levels (sales, technical, end-users, leaders) within our internal structure as well as our customers
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Computer proficient in Windows-based software package including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter; strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize projects and multitask at high level of efficiency


  • BSc or MSc Degree, Graduate in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering, or biotechnology
  • 3 - 5 years biopharmaceutical industry experience within downstream PD; MSAT, cGMP Manufacturing and/or Tech Transfer team experience a plus.
  • Proven knowledge of biopharmaceutical industry including biologics process development with scale up for monoclonal antibodies and other modalities highly encouraged
  • Up to 35% travel
  • Ability to lift up to 30lbs safely due to the requirement to handle equipment
  • As a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 14042, we require all of our employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodations for reasons related to a disability or for religion. If you will require an accommodation, we will discuss this with you should an offer of employment be extended to you.
  • Identification with our core values: Sustainability, Openness, Enjoyment

What we offer

Sartorius' ambition is to simplify progress in the bio-pharmaceutical industry to help translate scientific findings into new therapeutics faster and more efficiently. Nearly 10,000 employees at more than 60 sites are working together on achieving our goal: Better health for more people. And together, we have grown strongly over the past years. Enjoy the advantages of working with a global player:

  • Opportunity for international career development:
    a global network offering seminars and training sessions, expert and manager career paths
  • Open and highly collaborative culture: mutual support within teams and working as equals, team spirit and international collaboration
  • Work-life balance: Working from home at many sites
  • Intelligent working environment: working in smart buildings with the latest technology and equipment
  • Ambitious goals: Sartorius plans to double its sales revenue approximately every five years and expects to grow its global team to approximately 15,000 people in 2025.

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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We look for employees who would like to grow with us and move the innovative life sciences sector forward. In the process, we focus on agile project work, mutual support within teams and working as equals. Sartorius thrives as a company with people who give their very best every day and who are eager to develop personally and professionally.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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