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Old 07-13-2011, 01:40 AM   #1
CLC bio
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Default Experienced Bioinformatics Field Application Scientist, Japan

Location: CLC bio Japan, Tokyo area.

CLC bio is an established world-class bioinformatics software and hardware solutions provider, serving the needs of biological researchers within pharmaceutical, biotech, clinical, and academic segments. We provide the solutions that scientists seek in accomplishing their every day tasks. “Accelerating Scientific Results” is our statement of commitment to the real science behind our solutions.

Since the initial launch of our first product in July 2005, our user base has grown exponentially to more than 100,000 worldwide. We are experiencing strong growth and continued demand for extending our commercial product offerings. We have the world’s leading Next Generation Sequencing bioinformatics platform solution, ensuring accelerated future growth. Specifically, in Japan, we have recently established a corporate entity, CLC bio Japan.

CLC bio Japan is looking for an experienced bioinformatics field application scientist, to be located in the Tokyo area. The person will report directly to the CEO of CLC bio Japan.

As CLC bio Japan is a newly established company, the ideal candidate will have the ability to work unsupervised in a number of different roles in a dynamic environment. The main objectives will be to adapt CLC bio's products to the Japanese market, and to work directly with customers for technical sales, support, and training. As the range of tasks is very broad, we are looking for somebody with a motivated and entrepreneurial spirit.


• Taking part in pre-sales activities, such as visiting prospective customers and performing product demonstrations
• Providing front-line technical support to customers
• Follow-up on leads identified from seminars and trade shows
• Participation in and organization of trade show exhibitions
• Prospecting, negotiating and closing sales leads for bioinformatics software and hardware solutions to customers in pharmaceutical, biotech, clinical, and academic sectors
• Improving our Japanese sales and marketing materials, including translation of product sheets etc. from English to Japanese
• Working with various global sales staff and support staff, vendors and other departments to ensure high level of scientific and technical knowledge, and to ensure continuity in closing business deals
• Any other tasks as required by the changing circumstances of this budding organization

Minimum Requirements

• 3+ years of sales and/or technical support experience with software and services, preferably in the bioinformatics segments
• Excellent native-level Japanese skills, as the job will require redaction of sales materials
• Good ability to read and speak English fluently (business level), as the job includes communications with CLC bio colleagues globally
• Scientific background in Molecular Biology or other natural science is preferred
• Formal business knowledge and training experience is an advantage
• Excellent customer service and communication skills, enthusiastic attitude, and solid work ethics
• Ability to work productively, unsupervised, in a dynamic environment

We offer

• A competitive salary
• A career in a target market experiencing exponential growth
• Membership in a professionally run, respected, and exciting young company staffed with innovative colleagues developing, selling, and supporting innovative and cutting edge bioinformatics technology solutions world-wide

If you are interested and fulfill the requirements, please send your application and C.V. to

If you have questions, you are welcome to call CEO of CLC bio Japan, David Leangen, at 078-221-6501 or send a mail to

Last edited by CLC bio; 07-13-2011 at 01:45 AM.
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