Sr. Manager, Field Application Scientist – Cell avidity

Full-time position


The Sr. Manager, Field Application Scientist is a leadership position within the cell avidity – America’s customer success (CA-CS) team, reporting to the cell avidity Commercial Director, and will lead a team of field application scientists (FAS) that play an essential role on the cell avidity customer success team. The role will be approximately 90% management and 10% direct applications support and have responsibility for hiring, development, and promotion within the team.

Location: US, Remote

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What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Hiring: Interviewing, selecting, training, and performance managing employees.
  • Directing and/or apportioning the work of employees including assessing regional coverage gaps/needs, resolving schedule conflicts, and ensuring timely customer training.
  • Supporting FAS Team members in their presentations at trade shows, seminars, and customer meetings.
  • Monitoring and reporting on key performance indicator (KPI) metrics and initiating process improvement plans as necessary.
  • Acting as an escalation path for issues related to the user’s technical skills, biochemistry/assay design, experimental design, software, and instruments.
  • Keeping the FAS regional team members appraised of the support strategy and activities.
  • Developing organizational growth strategies, assessing needed skill sets and competencies, and plans to acquire them.
  • Sensing the market, customer, and team feedback and reporting to global R&D and product leadership
  • Organize scientific demonstrations and experiments with z-Movi and support discussion and interpretation of results by integrating with different types of biological assays. 
  • Support development of marketing materials including brochures, application notes, product datasheets, and technical presentations.

What about my skills & competencies?

  • Typically, a PhD in Cell Biology or Immunology with a focus in cell therapy, immuno-oncology, or a similar discipline.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience leading a Field Applications group in a relevant technical environment (Cell Sorting, Cell Assay workflows, CAR-T cell development).
  • Extensive experience with biological applications and immunological techniques such as assay preparation, cell handling (such as cell culturing), flow cytometry, and microscopy. 
  • Strong compassionate leadership with a focus on excellence in team performance and individual development.
  • Excellent, enthusiastic, clear communication skills with a diverse audience are critical.
  • Willingness to travel both within the continent as well as globally and possession of a valid passport.
  • Travel indication: up to 50%.


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 the 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.

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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