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Thermo Fisher Scientific Application Scientist/Engineer, cryoTEM/cryoSEM - Hillsboro, OR in Hillsboro, Oregon

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

The Materials and Structural Analysis Electron Microscopy (EM) business enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. The EM business designs, manufactures, and supports the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales. Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy and with deep application knowledge in the Materials Science, Life Sciences, and Semiconductor markets, the worldwide Electron Microscopy employees are dedicated to customers' pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

The Mission

The NanoPort team, within the Sales and Service Division (SSD) Organization, runs a state-of-the-art electron microscopy lab, supporting Thermo Fisher Scientific's account managers and external customers. Key deliverables of the NanoPort team are:

  • Carefully prepared product and workflow demonstrations, based on a solid understanding of customers' application needs, providing evidence of the unique value of Thermo Fisher Scientific's solution in a highly competitive market.

  • Customer applications training and support providing unparalleled value, allowing users to obtain the best possible results and value from their instruments in the shortest possible time.

Both elements are key deliverables of the NanoPort team and are critical to the success of Thermo Fisher Scientific and its customers.

How will you make an impact?

The Applications Scientist in the Life Science applications team is responsible for providing technical expertise in the support of Thermo Fisher Scientific's Americas sales efforts at specific customer sites.

What will you do?

  • Perform high quality cryoTEM or cryoSEM product demonstrations, including the development of new techniques and applications for Thermo Fisher Scientific partners and customers.

  • Conduct customer training and translate customer needs into workable solutions.

  • Technical product expert assisting with all phases of the sales cycle.

  • Cultivating positive customer relationships and acting as a high level customer interface for specific instrument/applications issues, explaining complex technology details, giving in depth technical presentations, and assisting in applications development.

  • Customer support and applications training post sales cycle and after an instrument has been installed.

  • Provide continuous feedback to the product groups on system performance, features, and potential problems while collaborating with marketing/development groups on future product developments.

How will you get here?

This position is ideal for an experienced technologist wanting to be involved with a dynamic team and exposed to a constant variety of customer application areas. The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:

  • Typically requires a University degree in Life Science, Chemistry and or Physics or equivalent combination of education, skills and cryoEM experience. An advanced degree is preferred.

  • Knowledge and recent hands-on experience with cryoTEM or cryoSEM is required.

  • Knowledge of advanced technology as well as troubleshooting techniques, operational optimization, and experience in single particle or cryo electron tomography reconstruction techniques would be appreciated.

  • Excellent, enthusiastic, clear communication skills, both written and verbal, with a diverse audience are critical to the success of this position. Must have a professional working proficiency in English.

  • Excellent customer interfacing skills a must

  • Proven ability to interact with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams

  • Ability to travel both domestically internationally (up to 50%). Ability to obtain a valid passport.

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.