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Molecular Field Applications Specialist

Field Applications Specialist / Trainer

Salt Lake City, UT


Work Experience

Molecular Field Applications Specialist


April 2012 to September 2013

Primary technical field contact for medical technologist customers on PCR instruments in the West Region in clinical laboratories. Perform customer trainings, provide data analysis & validation support 
• Manage troubleshooting issues related to user's technical skills on assay design: efficiently advise research customers on correct optimization of PCR protocols for Influenza A/B and GBS studies 
• Support sales efforts through technical presentations and demonstrations: instrumental in helping close the sales of new equipments at two key accounts in California and Utah 
• Develop positive relationships with customers and sustain customer retention: credited with retaining one major client who had threatened to cancel their sales contracts

Cytometry Field Applications Specialist


August 2009 to September 2011

Provide customer support on flow cytometry instruments and software throughout the US. Responsible for new installations and troubleshooting support in clinical and life science laboratories 
• Develop efficient processes for cell-based assays applications and for QC calibration on the Quanta instrument: greatly improve customer test results 
• Act as a key contributor of the sales team: drive revenues of reagents sales by 5-10% by strongly advocating Beckman Coulter's reagents to all existing customers

Senior Research Scientist


2000 to 2008

Successfully develop new fluorescent real-time PCR dyes and oligonucleotide probes, design and optimize SNP genotyping assays for the detection of genomic diseases such as cystic fibrosis 
• Increase Idaho Technology revenue by more than 10% with the development of the LC Green dyes®, the first PCR dyes for high-resolution melting real-time PCR instruments HR1 and Light Scanner 
• Save company $50000+ by synthesizing and assaying various molecules under tight deadline to secure a European patent for the oligonucleotide system SimpleProbes® 



Ohio State University -
Columbus, OH


School of Industrial Chemistry


Biological techniques: real-time PCR, high resolution melting, DNA detection and extraction, Southern blots, ELISA, flow cytometry, protein purification, gel electrophoresis • Chemistry techniques: HPLC, ion chromatography, UV/Vis spectroscopy, fluorescence, Mass Spectrometry, FT-IR, NMR, GC, drug synthesis and laboratory studies, AA, chemical sensors

Additional Information

• Book Chapter: “High-resolution melting analysis for scanning and genotyping”. Real-time PCR, Dorak MT Editor, 2006 p. 155, Taylor & Francis, NY