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Director, Applications

What you will do

The Director, Applications will establish priorities and execute the strategies of the Tecan US Applications team. Provide technical leadership and professional development for Application Scientists Team Managers and oversees the development of the overall team.  An application solution is defined as a combination of biology, software, scripted protocols and hardware that target a specific application. These application solutions could include instrument and reagent components from one or more Tecan Business Units or with third party vendors. This position will serve as an expert and knowledge source for the Tecan leadership team and Tecan sales teams. 


Responsibilities will include

  • Provide direct management and technical leadership within the Liquid Handling and Detection Applications and Automation field teams, providing specific application expertise as needed. 
  • Ensure the pre-sales Applications team is focused and aligned with the Liquid Handling and Detection sales teams to maximize Tecan US’ revenue while growing customer satisfaction.
  • Develop and maintain effective time, territory, and account management practices
  • Works regularly with the Liquid Handling Application Team Managers to insure customer satisfaction and to realize revenue on a predictable and timely manner.
  • Responsible for maintaining sales and application scientist continuing education training programs.
  • Participate in sales, marketing and product strategy meetings Morrisville, NC, on a regular basis to ensure we remain on target to achieve predetermined goals.
  • Gives feedback to management regarding new potential applications or competition in the marketplace.
  • Collaborate with L1 and other L2 team members to ensure excellent flow of information from both the field and customers to product management and back again.
  • Participate in marketing and sales meetings at Tecan sites when appropriate.
  • Collect and maintain up-to-date competitive and market information to disseminate to the sales force as well as the marketing and manufacturing sites.
  • Direct involvement in marketing activities, including but not limited to, conference attendance, support of collaboration partners, provide technical content for marketing material.
  • Handle essential tasks as assigned and respond to change productively.
  • Follow all local safety procedures, State and Federal OSHA Regulations, and report any safety concerns.


What you bring along


  • Demonstrated ability to manage people, to develop organizations and to solve business issues while also managing costs and risks
  • Ability to lead staff with confidence, motivation, decisiveness, flexibility, sound business judgment
  • Ability to manage and develop sales territories while also managing costs and risks
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate (orally and written) both technical and non-technical topics
  • Strong presentation skills demonstrated before customer, peers, and upper management
  • Ability to recognize and manage potential problem areas and resolve them with integrity
  • Ability to understand the needs of clients and co-workers
  • Ability to travel (often on short notice)
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Ability to mesh well with others by being a good listener, a team builder and an articulate advocate of the vision
  • Ability to handle essential tasks as assigned and respond to change productively
  • Ability to travel, at times on short notice
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Possesses an adaptive behaviour when necessary - a willingness to learn something new; to do something a new way
  • High level of commitment and initiative
  • A desire to make the difference
  • Proven team player



Your main management tasks:

  • Supervise Liquid Handling Application Team Managers. Responsible for coaching, training and development of the team managers.  
  • Co-ordinate support for Sales Staff and where appropriate FAE’s with the Regional Sales Managers and Service Managers as required. 
  • Work with Sales and Service to provide appropriate levels of support to key accounts. 
  • Assist in the continuous evaluation of new corporate partners, key accounts, and technologies needed to further advance sales



  • BSc, MSc, or PhD, in one of the following fields; Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Microbiology.
  • 5- 8 years relevant liquid handling and automation experience gained within an academic or industry setting including writing automation applications in instrument native language or software.  Previous management experience required.   
  • Must have the interest and desire to lead people, previous management experience is required. Must have the ability to communicate with and understand the needs of both internal and external customers, and recognize and manage potential problem areas and resolve them with integrity.


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


Look no further and apply now!

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


We will only consider applications that fully meet our requirements.


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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 US Inc.
City:  Midwest
Country:  US

Nearest Major Market: Wyoming
Nearest Secondary Market: Casper