JOB OPENING - Microfluidic Chip-Based Gentle Cell Sorter, Single Cell & Cluster Dispenser | On-chip Bio


Field Application Scientist Position at On-chip Biotechnologies (USA) Co., Ltd.

On-chip Biotechnologies is a Tokyo-based start-up company established in 2005. In 2012, On-chip released the world’s first microfluidic chip-based cell sorter on the market called On-chip Sort, which won the runner up spot for Tokyo Venture Technology Award in 2013. On-chip has been striving to provide a whole new sorting experience: the microfluidic sorting technique that allows for collection of cells prone to damage due to conventional sorting technologies. On-chip Biotechnologies recently opened a US-subsidiary in West Los Angeles. This will be a great opportunity for those looking for a new and challenging role in a friendly environment.

Position in offer:
The position described is for a field application scientist with broad knowledge and experience in flow cytometry/cell sorting, who will support sales of On-chip Biotechnologies’ products in North America and markets outside of North America. The position may require frequent travel away from home.
Typical role includes, but not limited to:
 Set up and demonstrations of On-chip products
 In-field and remote support of existing customers
 Installation and training of instruments at customer sites
 Maintenance, check-up and basic repairs of instruments
 Delivery of presentations and seminars at customer sites and conferences
 Attending small to large-scale conferences as an exhibition member
 Reporting relevant changes and updates in the flow cytometry/cell sorting market and customer information to the head of US operation
 Development of new applications with collaborators

Required and preferred qualifications:
 Bachelor’s degree or above in any field of biology such as Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry or related fields
Job Experience
 3+ years practical experience preferably industrial in flow cytometry of any kind

Knowledge & Skills
 Good knowledge of flow cytometry/cell sorting
 Understanding of microfluidics is a plus
Job Competencies
 Good customer relations and servicing skills
 Strong communication and listening skills
 Strong analytical/problem solving skills
 Good negotiation skills
 Flexibility to work in a small company where one takes various roles
 Eager to learn and apply new knowledge to science and technology
 Persuasive and engaging communication, both in written and verbal forms
 Understanding of selling through distributors is an asset
Additional Requirements
 Travelling to clients
 Attending phone/video meetings outside of normal working hours due to time differences

Work Location: 11835 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 755E, Los Angeles, California 90064, USA
Until CA State’s Self Quarantine is lifted, you will be asked to work from home.
Training period for minimum of 3 months.
When the environment allows, you may be asked to be trained at our HQ in Japan.

Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please send your resume or any questions to Jin Akagi at

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