Field Application Scientist – Dynamic Single-Molecule – UK

Full-time position


As a Field Application Scientist you are part of LUMICKS’ Business Development team and develop long-term business potential by exploring new areas of application for LUMICKS’ instruments for single-molecule research.

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.

This position is ideal for an experienced professional who wants to be part of a dynamic team, pushing a novel breakthrough technology, and enjoys being exposed to a constant variety of customer application areas.

Location: London, United Kingdom (home-based)

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What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Visit research labs and work with potential customers to explore valuable applications of LUMICKS technology, specifically the C-Trap system.
  • Give presentations and have in-depth technical discussions with potential customers with the objective to create a solution fit that provides the highest possible value to the customer’s research.
  • Perform scientific demonstrations and experiments with Optical Tweezers-Fluorescence microscopes on different types of biological assays.
  • Develop and present technical papers at professional conferences, author articles for scientific journals and popular press.
  • 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?

  • Typically a PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology or similar discipline, or 5 years of experience in a relevant research environment.
  • Extensive experience with biological applications of biophysical techniques such as optical tweezers or fluorescence microscopy, in particular with assay development.
  • 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 requirement 35-50% .


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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