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Do you want to make a significant difference in how the world is looking tomorrow and contribute to the innovation of state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology products?


Then look no further and join our Product and Application Management Team in Männedorf, Switzerland as


Application Specialist NGS (Lab Automation) 80-100%


What you will do

In this challenging role you will focus on developing optimized scripts for Tecan’s own and 3d party Genomics reagents that will be part of Tecan’s solutions offer.  This includes developing scripts, optimizing protocols and instrument settings, validating the results with rea-gents and test samples and providing documentation and technical materials for marketing.  You will be part of the HQ core application team with the most in-depth knowledge on scripting practices and ap-plication know-how, and will pass on the best practices to counterparts in the field and provide 3d level sup-port to resolve customer issues when 2d layer support is not sufficient.


Responsibilities will include

  • Developing scripts to operate Tecan’s liquid handlers with various NGS library prep kits
  • Demonstrating script functionality via testing in alignment with internal or partner’s requirements
  • Assembling necessary documentation and technical marketing materials for script release
  • Testing new hardware and software components for NGS library prep automation
  • Being the technical point of contact for external and internal stakeholders in NGS library prep automation and collecting technical and scientific feedback from customers and partners
  • Working closely with Product Managers and other members of the Genomics Automation team during new product development
  • Supporting pre- and post-launch activities such as customer support, trainings, technical writing and scientific content creation for marketing


What you bring along

  • Master Degree or PhD in Life Science, Biology/Biochemistry with focus on NGS
  • Prior experience with liquid handling automation scripting and/or programming is a plus
  • Minimum two to three years of hands-on work experience in academic or industry settings with NGS library kits
  • Good understanding of NGS library prep kit properties from different vendors
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practices
  • Fluent English skills; German skills are an advantage
  • Strong communication skills
  • Customer-oriented mind-set
  • Highly structured with integrative and analytical way of thinking
  • Readiness to travel up to 20%


What you will get

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
  • Progressive employment conditions
  • Exciting career opportunities
  • Wide range of training courses
  • International and diverse environment (30+ different nationalities)
  • Strong company culture with rich history
  • Global mindset with “Swissness” at heart
  • Extremely attractive location overlooking the lake of Zurich


Look no further and apply now!

We are looking forward to receiving your application online. Please submit your resume (w/o picture and with cover letter, reference letters and diplomas are optional).


We will only consider direct applications and no applications from recruiting agencies.


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Every lab. Every day. Empowered.
Our vision is to empower every laboratory, every day, around the world with Tecan technology, products and support. We will help to shape the future of automated workflows in life sciences and clinical diagnostics through unrivaled expertise, products and customer support.

We care about our culture.
Our values – trust, highest standards and ambition – are the cornerstones of our business, and give us the framework for the Tecan culture. We foster a positive and empowering environment, which allows us to bring our passion and energy to work. This helps us to deliver on our customer promise – ‘Always there for you’.

Legal entity:  Tecan Schweiz AG
City:  Männedorf
Country:  CH