Science and Technology Advisor (Next Gen Sequencing)

Location Japan
Job type Permanent
Salary 5,000,000 - 10,000,000 JPY
Reference 32970


Biotechnology company who have been expanding rapidly across America, Europe and APAC. Company have leading technology in gene sequencing and new life science technology.


  • Partner closely with the sales team to generate, qualify, and close sales opportunities

  • Work with product management, R&D, applications, marketing, field sales and distributors to develop and disseminate content, strategy, collaborations, and go-to market activities

  • Maintain appropriate records and provides relevant information to help forecast business as needed

  • Gather, process, and disseminate competitive intelligence and market feedback both to field sales as well as internal product management colleagues

  • Provide weekly, monthly, and/or ad hoc business/activity reports as required

  • Coordinate and/or conducts both technical and promotional seminars, trade shows, vendor shows, and related activities as deemed necessary

  • Achieve assigned territory sales goals by calling on existing and potential new customers via field visits, email, telephone, video conference, etc

  • Work closely with sales team to develop specific account growth, penetration, and support activities

  • Provide mentorship, training, and education to colleagues, distributors, and/or customers as applicable

  • Participate in other global and regional Science & Technology Advisor team activities as required


  • Strong Oral and Written Communication skills including small and large group presentations

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field of study

  • Experience with NGS, immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, oncology, neuroscience via prior work experience and education

  • Ability to effectively network in and outside of the company

  • Ability to walk and or stand up to 8 hours a day, and travel to meet with customers

  • Organized, detail oriented and results driven

  • Proficient in using MS Office Suite (e.g. PowerPoint, Excel, Word)

  • Overnight travel up to 50% of the time based on territory

  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle, car insurance, and acceptable driving record

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in a relevant field of study

  • Track record of success selling and negotiating

  • 5+ years commercial experience (Sales, Marketing, Support) in life science research industry serving academic, industrial, hospital, government, biotech and/or biopharmaceutical accounts

  • Deep and broad NGS experience

  • Single cell genomics experience

  • Experience using a CRM system (e.g. SFDC)