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Field Application Scientist - Spatial Specialist

10X Genomics

10X Genomics

Japan · Remote
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Train and engage with your customers to ensure their success using 10x Genomics’ Xenium Spatial product range

About the role

As a Field Application Scientist – Spatial Specialist you will be engaging with customers daily and delivering system usage trainings at customer sites, while providing experimental design, data analysis, logistical, and troubleshooting support across your region. This role will be primarily supporting customers running 10x Xenium Spatial assays. You will be a key contact, in conjunction with in-house Technical Support, for responding to issues and maintaining relationships with customers. The primary goals of this position are to ensure rapid adoption and maximum customer success with 10x Genomics’ Xenium products.

Please note that the territory is national, covering the UK

What you will be doing


  • Acting as the main point of contact between the customer and company
  • Keep customers apprised and trained on advancements in 10x Xenium technology and software
  • Coordinate and perform customer site trainings and demonstrations
  • Identify, document and communicate customer issues, complaints or concerns to management
  • Contribute to white papers and documentation with the goal of expanding support content


  • Scientifically partner with customers as they develop their research utilizing 10x Xenium technologies
  • Collaborate in scientific discussions with customers, cultivating long term relationships
  • Create and maintain positive working relationships with customers (Key, is the ability to manage expectations while exceeding the customer’s needs)
  • Gather and deliver strategic and competitive customer feedback, communicating customer use cases beyond initial product scope to Marketing and Product Development teams


  • Troubleshoot issues related to user's technical skills, biochemistry/assay design, experimental design, software and instruments
  • Interpret customer needs and identify the proper issue escalation pathway within 10x
  • Support field sales team at customer sites, trade shows, seminars and technical symposiums (including presentations and networking with thought leaders)
  • Handle potentially stressful situations calmly and adroitly

Minimum Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in histology, cellular pathology and imaging techniques
  • Demonstrable knowledge with cryosectioning, microtomy, tissue embedding and tissue handling
  • Clear vision of and commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and systematic troubleshooting skills
  • Good written and verbal English Language skills
  • Outstanding presentation and training skills
  • Ability to maintain records for customer sites and provide high level feedback to management
  • Willingness to travel up to 80%

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • PhD. or equivalent experience preferred (e.g. BA/BS with approx.5 years of experience, MS with approx. 3 years of experience) in Cellular Biology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Genetics
  • Previous customer facing experience
  • Familiarity with SFDC software
  • Hands on proficiency with current spatial transcriptomics techniques
  • Knowledge of current molecular biology, genomics and next generation sequencing techniques
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team towards corporate goals



About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.