Technical Services Scientist (two positions)


At MicroGEM Bio, we are simplifying complex molecular techniques, moving them out of highly skilled labs to non-laboratory settings where they can be used at the point-of-need to solve biological problems. This is democratizing molecular biology.

This Technical Services Scientist will be responsible for directly interfacing with customers either via phone, email, web-site and all avenues through which customers will reach out for information on and support of MicroGEM’s products. Responsibilities will be related to the support of all MicroGEM’s products – Research, Forensics, and new rapid COVID-19 diagnostic platform. As a new position within the company, this role will help the Director define, refine, and improve the processes, behaviors, and logistics of the team as it continues to grow.

Key Responsibilities

  • Respond to customer inquiries as it relates to the usage of MicroGEM’s products.
  • Respond to and manage the customer experience as it relates to resolving proper usage, troubleshooting, inquiries related to all products.
  • Partner with MicroGEM’s R&D staff, support management, field scientists, and product management in working to resolve customer issues. Initiate, collaborate, and manage customer escalations.
  • Partner closely with the field organization (sales, product, and field specialists) in troubleshooting customer issues with the research and forensics products.
  • Partner with the field support team in developing application notes, troubleshooting guides, workflow strategies, etc., to ensure customers are successful in adopting and using MicroGEM’s products.
  • Provide application and downstream support to customers as it relates to effectively integrating MicroGEM’s novel technologies into their downstream workflows.
  • Interface with the company’s R&D and product management teams in communicating customer issues and/or opportunities for continued partnerships with MicroGEM.
  • Provide support to the new diagnostic platform as it relates to usage, troubleshooting, replacements, etc.
  • Document, process, and track all complaints and inquiries in Customer Support documentation system in compliance with all FDA and ISO requirements.
  • Partner with the Quality and Regulatory teams, as needed, to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations and systems.
  • Begin the development of and continued evolution of a Knowledgebase designed to provide internal staff and customers with consistent support information, tips and tricks, etc., for all MicroGEM products.
  • Develop and execute on distributing, collecting, and analyzing customer satisfaction surveys on a routine basis.
  • May be asked to occasionally travel locally to deliver a seminar or assist with supporting a customer at their site.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum of B.S. in molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or related scientific field. M.S. preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have had some experience in a customer facing role or has the aptitude and attitude to develop superior customer facing skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have broad based experience in a variety of research technologies: sequencing, qRT-PCR, genotyping, CRISPR, forensics, etc.
  • Excellent presentation skills. Position may require providing customers short presentations, as needed to educate and resolve customer’s application and/or workflow issues.
  • The ideal candidate will have some experience, or willingness to learn, laboratory automation systems and programming for product adaptation.
  • Tremendous organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a variety of software tools (Sales Force, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, etc.).
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and be flexible and adaptable by nature.
  • Ability to work in a very fast-paced environment.


  • Our customer’s voice is at the center of everything we do.
  • We are committed to a vibrant, sustainable world.
  • Our integrity defines our value.
  • We respect each team member’s unique abilities to drive our success.
  • We win through teamwork.
  • Our quality defines us.
  • Our differentiation is through innovation.
  • We grow through continuous process improvement.
  • We value our shareholders.


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Salary Range

$60,000 - $80,000 a year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


Charlottesville, Va
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