Field Application Scientist – Cell Avidity (Boston)

Full-time position


Job Description

As an Field Application Scientist, you are part of the Business Development team and develop long-term business potential by exploring new areas of application for LUMICKS’ instruments. You are responsible for developing business opportunities by interacting with potential customers in meetings and (conference) presentations.

You connect easily to PhD and PI level researchers in different areas of fundamental biology through a clear understanding of their technical and application needs. You use your hands-on technical skills to perform test experiments requested by potential customers. All-in-all, you act as the trusted advisor to potential customers throughout the evaluation process.

LUMICKS brings novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our high-performance instruments are optimal to investigate the fundamental causes of disease and facilitate drug optimization. With the z-Movi® Cell Avidity Analyzer, researchers can directly measure the overall strength of intercellular interactions, known as cell avidity, between cells.  This new technology, which uses acoustic waves to separate cells, improves the investigation of previously unexplored avenues in basic and translational research. It offers a crucial parameter that highlights key immunotherapeutic properties, e.g., antigen presentation, antibody binding, vaccination, immunological synapses, and cell adhesion.

We offer you the chance to be part of an important mission: To improve human health by unlocking dynamic single-molecule and cell avidity analysis. With an ever-increasing adoption of our technologies by leading institutes from all over the world, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, and Imperial College London, LUMICKS is expanding its team.


Location: Boston, MA

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 What are my tasks & responsibilities?  

  • Develop new applications for the z-Movi™ in novel fields, and potentially tweak the z-Movi to the application.
  • Create strategic business development opportunities in the immunobiology field.
  • Develop new assays and assay options.
  • Perform scientific demonstrations and experiments with z-Movi or on different types of biological assays.
  • Develop and present technical papers at professional conferences, author articles for scientific journals and popular press, as well as present posters.
  • Support development of marketing materials including brochures, application notes, product data sheets and technical presentations.
  • Support customers with installation, training and application support on their LUMICKS instruments.


What about my skills & competencies? 

  • A PhD in biology or biomedical sciences with a focus in immunology or a similar discipline
  • 0-2 years of experience in a relevant research environment
  • Extensive experience with biological applications and immunological techniques such as assay preparation, cell handling (such as cell culturing) and microscopy.
  • Motivated to learn new advanced microscopy techniques unique to LUMICKS’ systems
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent, enthusiastic, clear communication skills with a diverse audience is critical
  • Willingness to travel both within the continent as well as globally and possession of a valid passport
  • Travel indication: up to 50%


LUMICKS has come to market as the supplier of instruments for dynamic single-molecule and cell avidity research – a rapidly evolving niche in the fundamental biology research field. Our high-performance instruments allow for the investigation into the fundamental cause of disease and potential for drug optimization. With our tools researchers can visualize and quantify the interactions between proteins and DNA in real-time, and perform high-throughput screening of molecular and cell-cell interactions using sound waves.

We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: To improve human health by unlocking dynamic single-molecule and cell avidity analysis. With an ever-increasing adoption of our technologies by leading institutes and biotech’s from all over the world, including UC Berkeley, Max-Planck, Rockefeller University and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, LUMICKS is now expanding its team.

Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Be the leader of your own projects, and own them like no other. Whether you’re developing software or business, you are responsible for your work and the direction it goes.

Growth opportunities

With new positions opening up weekly and the company still growing exponentially, there are lots of opportunities to broaden your skill set.

Flat organization & open culture

At LUMICKS engagement is key. We try to align everyone on our dreams and strategies to unlock single-molecule and single-cell research.

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