Field Application Scientist (Future Opportunity)

Working from home
Jul 19, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next-generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and development of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to read and write the code of life. By leveraging its internal research and development and exclusive licensing to patents related to Cas12, Cas13, Cas14, and CasPhi, Mammoth Biosciences can provide enhanced diagnostics and genome editing for life science research, healthcare, agriculture, biodefense and more. Mammoth is democratizing disease detection with easy and affordable point-of-care tests that allow real-time and simultaneous detection of multiple conditions, along with high-throughput tests that allow for unprecedented testing volume. Further, the company is transforming disease treatment with its proprietary micro-sized CRISPR proteins that enable new editing and delivery options. Based in Brisbane, CA, Mammoth Biosciences is co-founded by CRISPR pioneer and Nobel Prize winner, Jennifer Doudna and principal founders Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington. The firm is backed by top institutional investors including Decheng, Mayfield, NFX, and 8VC, and leading individual investors including Brook Byers, Tim Cook, Bob Nelsen, and Jeff Huber.


The Field Application Scientist, High-Throughput COVID Diagnostics is responsible for supporting the technical customer success in running Mammoth's CLIA lab-based high throughput molecular diagnostic assay products. Key activities for the position include providing technical expertise to customers in setting up their assay and troubleshooting, being the first point of contact for customers when technical challenges arise, and obtaining feedback for product improvement. This role can be located anywhere in the United States.

    • Qualifying and engaging potential molecular testing lab customers to ensure successful outcomes using our COVID assay on an automated high-throughput liquid handling platform
    • Develop strong relationships with all key lab personnel and be the main point of contact for Mammoth
    • Ensure customer success by providing an onsite demonstration of the COVID assay on a partner's automation platform
    • Ensure the customer understands the CRISPR-based assay and workflow
    • Be the lead interface between the internal technical, quality, and operation teams and the customer to address customer issues
    • Partner with our automation vendors, when needed to ensure the appropriate technical response is deployed, to ensure customer satisfaction
    • Assist the marketing team in formulating sales strategies and adapt accordingly to fit the current COVID testing environment
    • Collaborate with the internal technical and product teams by frequently providing field-based observations and feedback from customers
    • Train the sales team on new technology and product offerings

    • Master's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or related field
    • 3+ years of diagnostic commercial experience
    • Experience supporting novel products including NGS, PCR, ddPCR, ect within the molecular in vitro diagnostics (IVD) market with strong knowledge of current marketed products and competition
    • Willingness to travel (within territory) 50% of the time
    • Experience supporting customers in a fast-paced startup environment

    • Ph.D.
    • Experience in supporting molecular diagnostics scientist technical challenges in testing laboratories
    • Demonstrated track record of exceeding plan in a challenging environment
    • Highly organized, good oral skills, good interpersonal skills, data-driven, and knowledge of the latest scientific and market developments in the COVID testing space

    • Competitive salary with equity
    • Company-paid health/vision/dental benefits
    • Unlimited vacation and generous sick time
    • Free breakfast/lunch/dinner/barista
    • 401(k) matching

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