Field Applications Scientist APAC

Shanghai, China 

Berkeley Lights is looking for an applications scientist with the scientific skills/background to help us deliver pre and post-sales support, train and support customers in their own facilities across APAC.  You'll be supporting workflows developed for a rapidly evolving technology platform engaged in single cell assay, single cell culture, therapeutics and Cell Line Development. You should be a scientist with great communication and customer service skills who is comfortable with advanced lab automation equipment and willing to travel. This is a highly visible position that prioritizes customer success, has direct ties to top management, and is an opportunity to help found a new role for the company during a worldwide expansion!


  • Undertake microfluidic-based Cell Line Development and discovery workflows at customer facilities.
  • Train & support customers in microfluidic workflows.
  • Train & support distributors of BLI technologies.
  • Provide pre-sales support in APAC.
  • Troubleshoot workflows and instrumentation.
  • Validation and verification of complex life science instrumentation.
  • Perform basic repairs on instruments.


  • 2+ years experience as a field applications scientist.
  • Experience in Pre-sales engagements.
  • Ability to independently support and troubleshoot complex electromechanical, optical, and micro/nanofluidic instrumentation/hardware, robotics in early stages of development using structured engineering approaches.
  • Familiarity with cell/tissue culture, cell-based assays, and microscopy platforms; experience in modern molecular and cell biology techniques.
  • Ability to thrive in early stage technology development with demanding schedules and deliverables.
  • Excellent collaborative, interpersonal and verbal/ written communication skills to clearly articulate ideas, problems, and solutions.
  • Programming/ coding skills (Python, Java, MATLAB).
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics or other multidisciplinary engineering fields with exposure to biological applications.
  • Willing to travel up 75% of time and reside within 2 hours of an airport.
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient data analysis skills; experience with data-mining software (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire) is desired.
  • Experience servicing complex instrumentation.