Field Application Scientist, NGS - San Francisco Bay Area (Fresh PhDs welcome)

Location: San Jose, CA
Req ID: 22-MGI-023


Job Title: Field Application Scientist, NGS - San Francisco Bay Area (FRESH PHDS WELCOME)

Reports to: Director of Field and Sales Support

Department: FAS - USA

Location: San Jose, California 


Job Summary

Complete Genomics (a US subsidiary of MGI Tech) is rapidly expanding our business as one of top-3 players in the 3-Billion US market and looking for a Field Application Scientist. This position provides an opportunity to join a fast-paced team and make an impact in life sciences, working towards our vision to enable effective and affordable healthcare solutions for all. 

As the Field Application Scientist, reporting directly to the Director of Field and Sales Support, you will provide applications support (consultation, troubleshooting, customer training, technical advice) to MGI's customers in United States. You will also be responsible for collaborating across different internal groups including sales/marketing, and providing support to help develop, implement and manage business strategy for the company.


Major Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate and conduct customer training for MGI products and applications.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to experimental design, data processing, software operation, sample preparation and chemical reaction. Perform preliminary on-site failure analysis to identify root cause and feedback to corresponding company department or personnel.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with customers.
  • Support sales efforts through technical presentations, customer management or organizing seminars.
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of current Commercial initiatives and strategies; maintain close collaboration with Commercial team to act on current initiatives and opportunities. Maintain proficiency in all product lines, instruments as well as applications from competitors and keep up with latest advancements in the field of NGS.
  • Direct interaction with MGI product end-users and channel partners.
  • Direct interaction with Product Support group, consisting of Product Management, Market Development Specialists, and Field Service Engineers.
  • Maintain close relationship with global FAS colleagues, with the intent to promote collaboration, sharing of best-practices, learning, and overall communication.
  • Ownership of content/program creation and facilitation of field-based product line demonstrations and trainings.
  • Creation of reports at the completion of field travel to document visit outcome.
  • Act as voice of the customer and provide product feedback to departments such as Product Support, R&D, and Marketing.
  • Own and create content/program for technical workshops/training as directed by leadership. Represent the MGI business through participation at various global NGS related tradeshows/conferences as requested by Marketing team.
  • Serve as Product Support core team member for all products. Provide feedback and direct involvement in the creation and maintenance of product documentation such as, product inserts and instructions-for-use, from the perspective of ensuring a positive customer experience.
  • Act as a key contributor of customer feedback to marketing and product development teams.
  • Proactively share experience, knowledge and skills to peers and help to build an organization with strong professionalism. Coach and mentor new hires as needed.



  • Master’s degree or above in Genetics, Molecular Biology or Bioinformatics or related subject. With NGS academic training or background or work experience preferred. Undergraduate with outstanding knowledge and skills is welcomed as well.
  • Willingness to travel mainly within the appointed region. For training or occasional special calls, international travel including to China and other Americas countries is required (where permitted).
  • Prior field experience supporting customers in a highly technical field preferred.
  • Outstanding problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated both written and verbal communication and training/presentation skills.
  • Excellent learning ability. Experience working in an international company and biomedical instrumentation or technology preferred.
  • Must be able and willing to travel, >50% time


The base salary range for this position is $90,000 to $115,000. This position will also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. The actual compensation paid to any individual for this position may vary depending on factors such as experience, internal equity, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. Actual compensation will be confirmed in writing at the time of offer. 



Complete Genomics offers its eligible employees and their dependents (including domestic partners) a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Complete Genomics contributes to the benefits package.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Commuter Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • 20 PTO days and 11 holidays per year


About Us

Complete Genomics is a leading producer of advanced genomic sequencing technologies, and its multi-omics platforms include genetic sequencing, mass spectrometry, and laboratory automation based in San Jose, California. Using our proprietary sequencing instruments, chemistry, and software, Complete Genomics is committed to building core tools and technology to lead life science through intelligent innovation.

Complete Genomics focuses on R&D, production and sales of DNA sequencing instruments, reagents and related products to support life science research, agriculture, precession medicine and healthcare. With thousands of instruments worldwide, our proven technologies and products are well accepted by the scientific research community and clinical diagnostic customers.

We are currently one of the fastest growing biotechnology companies in the United States with 100+ employees spanning multiple scientific, engineering and technical specialties working in R&D, production and sales of DNA sequencing instruments, advanced robotic sample preparation, reagents, and related products to support life science research, agriculture, precision medicine and healthcare.


Complete Genomics does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.  Please do not forward unsolicited agency resume to our website, employees or Human Resources. 

Complete Genomics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Complete Genomics and will be processed accordingly without fee.

Complete Genomics has the sole discretion to determine with whom we will enter into a contract.


Complete Genomics provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, disability, veteran or uniformed service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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