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ThermoFisher Scientific Senior Applications Engineer, FTIR - Franklin MA in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Work Schedule

Standard (Mon-Fri)

Environmental Conditions

Office, Some degree of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) required (safety glasses, gowning, gloves, lab coat, ear plugs etc.)

Job Description

Do you have a passion for innovative ideas and groundbreaking discoveries? With over $1 billion invested annually in R&D, at Thermo Fisher Scientific you’ll help tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges, from giving cancer patients hope, ensuring safe drinking water and helping law enforcement solve cases through forensics. We empower our colleagues to put science into meaningful action and give our R&D colleagues the autonomy, resources and tools they need to take science a step beyond.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving sophisticated analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or growing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them!

Location / Division

Franklin, MA / Chemical Analysis Division

What you will do

The Senior Field Applications Engineer provides technical support and applications analysis for the FTIR product line within Thermo Fisher's Environmental and Process Monitoring business unit. A successful candidate will evaluate and qualify gas analysis applications to broaden the scope of FTIR capabilities and knowledge base and support customer-facing marketing activities. As a crucial member of the product marketing team, Applications Engineers enable our customers to reduce emissions, make process decisions faster, improve product quality and protect the health of their employees!

  • Identify likely areas of emerging applications and propose applications solutions to product management

  • Work with R&D and the Product Manager on new product requirements and early system/performance testing

  • Tackle customer partner concerns through in-depth troubleshooting

  • Team with individual sales professionals to identify and cultivate new or target accounts, departments, key influencers according to sales plans.

  • Generate technical sales collateral including customer presentations, application notes, and white papers on selected FTIR topics

  • Prepare and present seminars to wide array of trade shows and technical conferences

  • Prioritize projects and mentor junior colleagues

  • Prepare and deliver customer and sales training presentations on various applications and product topics

  • Lead product demonstrations showcasing Thermo Fisher Scientific’s innovative FTIR technology and applications.

How you will get here


Masters Degree in Chemistry (or similar) or 10 years experience.

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (or similar), preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proficiency in FTIR spectroscopy is required

  • Experience with gas analysis is required

  • Experience with chemometrics is preferred

  • Able to handle multi-tasking, deliveries, and timelines

  • Excellent organization skill, detail oriented

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in Massachusetts is $107,000.00–$128,000.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.