Careers
at LI-COR®


LI-COR employee

"It was a surprise to encounter such a friendly and open atmosphere, but it was a nice surprise."

"I have been surprised, in a very positive way," she said. "Lincoln is a very nice place to live, and LI-COR is a very nice place to work."

She added that co-workers have been very helpful, willing to share ideas and help out however they can. That's a very different picture than she expected.

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LI-COR employee

"They go out of their way to make employees feel good and feel appreciated."

What she most appreciates about the company, though, is "how they go out of their way to make employees feel good and feel appreciated," she says. "I have worked at several different places, and this is very special."

"People are willing to give back, because of that. You don't feel pressured, but you just feel like, 'Okay, I can do that.'" ...Read More

LI-COR employee

"We have always stayed current, and not scrimped on equipment, or on education"

Learning new disciplines is just fine with this engineer. "For me, changes in the job are a challenge, but it's what I like. The job was interesting because it changed all the time."

Through all of this change, there have been several constants - flexibility is one, and also the company's policy of providing top-quality tools and equipment as needs changed. ...Read More

LI-COR employee

"They asked for input and ideas from all of us.
That's very unique."

The country's economic situation revealed an openness among the management team that this 13-year veteran of LI-COR Biosciences finds encouraging. Employee forum meetings earlier this year involved everyone in the company. "It was 'here's where we are now, here are the issues, here are some things we may have to face.' And they asked for input and ideas from all of us. That's very unique." ...Read More

LI-COR employee

"No one looked down on me for asking questions. Everyone made me feel like part of a team"

This former high school science teacher changed careers two years ago when she came from head of the classroom to LI-COR Biosciences. The technical sales analyst for LI-COR's Environmental product line says the transition was made easy for her. "I was given the time and the resources to learn the instruments and procedures at my own pace, and in the way that works best for me," she says. ...Read More

LI-COR employee

"It's a learning experience every day. This job pushes me out of my comfort zone, which is great."

New hires at LI-COR can expect to jump right into projects and to immediately put to use the skills they've acquired in their education. Every project has its mundane aspects — laying groundwork, testing, creating a paper or electronic trail – but those tasks aren't automatically delegated to the "new" person. Everyone pitches in on all aspects of a project to reach an end goal. ...Read More

LI-COR employee

"Being able to work with my strengths means I come to work and do things that I know I'm good at."

After working in the corporate technology field before joining LI-COR, she is able to appreciate the difference. "Working here is so much different compared to working in corporate America. LI-COR focuses so much more on you as a person and your strengths." ...Read More

LI-COR employee

"We provide instruments that help people understand how the world works, how they can make it better, and how they can make an impact on the human experience."

Coming from academia right after finishing his thesis, he experienced a smooth transition into industry at LI-COR. "LI-COR takes that academic environment where you are allowed to explore, learn, discover things, and it puts some structure to it. You are provided a very wide set of resources to learn." ...Read More

LI-COR employee

"It is great to see a customer go from a skeptic... to one of our best ambassadors."

After doctoral work in biology, biochemistry, and microbiology, plus 17 years of experience in sales, he is a great example of a sales consultant at LI-COR, based in the German subsidiary. "My combination is very helpful for providing our customers with the right solution and enables me to talk to them on a personal level - it's very satisfying." ...Read More

LI-COR employee

"I start my computer in the morning without having any idea what the day will bring."

As part of the Environmental sales and technical support team at LI-COR's German subsidiary, she sees the most rewarding moments in her job are when you can finally solve a customer problem. "After completing the troubleshooting process successfully, the reward is that the customer is happy." ...Read More

LI-COR employee

"Working with convinced customers is the most exciting part of my job."

After her doctoral work in biochemistry, she took her first job in the field as a field application scientist with LI-COR's German subsidiary. "I support people on how to use our instruments in the lab, work through troubleshooting, software training, and I also organize seminars and demonstrations of our instruments." ...Read More

LI-COR employee

"Lincoln offers genuine Midwestern values and an inexhaustible supply of energy."

After living in the suburbs of Chicago and Houston, starting a new career and family life in Lincoln has been an added bonus. "With young children, we were looking for a less congested setting that better matched our core values. Genuine Midwestern values, an inexhaustible supply of energy emitting from a globally recognized research university — Lincoln really works well for our family! ...Read More


Opportunities

"I believe it is more important to hire for talent than it is for experience."

— Bill Biggs,
LI-COR co-founder and president


U.S. all based in Lincoln, Nebraska unless otherwise noted

Applications Analyst, Environmental

Overview

Provide daily technical support to researchers and scientists; participate in technical sales, marketing and product development processes as needed.

Professional Qualifications

Education    

MS degree in biological or physical sciences OR BS degree in biological or physical sciences with applicable experience in LI-COR’s Environmental division.

Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years of research experience in an appropriate quantitative technical area involving environmental instrumentation.
  • Experience, or interest and aptitude for providing high quality, responsive customer service.
  • Familiarity with the techniques of environmental field instrumentation fundamental to the relevant scientific discipline.
  • Familiarity of mathematical and physical principles as they relate to instrumentation and biological or environmental issues.
  • Experience with computers and software, networking & communications.

General

  • High problem solving ability, good attention to detail
  • Ability to manage projects and manage multiple priorities
  • Self-starter, motivated
  • Ability to prepare and give presentations in one-on-one settings or small groups.
  • Excellent communications skills in English (verbal and written)
  • Team Player. Enjoys and works well with other people in a team environment
  • High ethics, integrity, honesty, and patience
  • Dependable, positive attitude and good attendance
  • Able to travel (US and international)

Position Responsibilities

Specific   

  • Technical Support: Provide daily technical assistance to researchers and scientists, communicate with LI-COR scientists and engineers to analyze technical applications and recommend solutions.  Analyze and resolve problems relating to instrument use and maintenance.   
  • Marketing:  Participate in developing and reviewing technical and promotional literature.  Assist in marketing process by helping gather and assess information about customer needs, competitors, and market trends.
  • Product Development:  Make recommendations for product improvements.  Participate in product design teams as needed.   Assist in writing and developing Technical Notes.  Assist Product Managers with testing new instrumentation, evaluating software, and recommending applications.
  • Technical Sales: Support the technical sales by maintaining customer contact records, explain product benefits and features, recommend instrument configurations, and generate price quote requests and sales orders.  Participate in technical presentations for customers, workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitions (U.S. and international).

General

  • Read scientific journals, newsletters, product literature and other sources of technical information.
  • Medium Work- Exerting 20-50 pounds of occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

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Applications Analyst Intern, Environmental

Overview

Work as a member of the Technical Support Team.  Develop knowledge about our technical instrumentation through exposure to our Environmental Product Line.  Focus is on developing the skills necessary for success by assisting professionals with day-to-day job assignments.  LI-COR’s internship program is intended to provide students from diverse backgrounds with the opportunity to practice technical skills learned in school while gaining work experience. 

Internship Length

Ideal candidates will be available May 2014 through the Fall semester of 2014 or the Spring semester of 2015.

Professional Qualifications

Education

Must be pursuing, or have completed, an undergraduate degree in biological or physical sciences or a related field.

Experience

  • Familiarity with the techniques of environmental field measurements fundamental to the relevant scientific discipline.
  • Familiarity of mathematical and physical principles as they relate to instrumentation and biological or environmental issues.
  • Experience with computers and software, networking & communications.

General

  • High problem solving ability, good attention to detail
  • Self-starter, motivated
  • Excellent communications skills in English (verbal and written)
  • Team Player. Enjoys and works well with other people in a team environment
  • High ethics, integrity, honesty, and patience
  • Dependable, positive attitude and good attendance

Position Responsibilities

Specific

  • Specific jobs will be assigned based on the individual’s capabilities, experience, education, and/or area of study.  Job examples can include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide some technical assistance to colleagues as they assist customers. 
  • Analyze and resolve problems relating to instrument use and maintenance.
  • Participate in technical marketing and product development processes as needed.
  • Perform testing and research on instrument applications.
  • Assist Product Managers or Technical Support members on various projects.

General

  • Medium Work- Exerting 20-50 pounds of occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

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Applications Scientist , Environmental

Overview

1) Provide specialized technical support to researchers and scientists, especially for photosynthesis products, including plant gas exchange and leaf chlorophyll fluorescence, as well as canopy architecture, leaf area, and light measurement. 2) Provide scientific leadership in understanding and developing new products and product applications, 3) Present results to the scientific community in professional talks, workshops, and published manuscripts, 4) Write technical application notes and provide training to LI-COR customers and employees, 5) Actively participate in the technical sales process.

Professional Qualifications

Education  

Ph.D.  or equivalent experience in ecophysiology, environmental physics, plant physiology, agronomy or related field.  Preferred experience in mathematical modeling or analysis of biological or environmental problems, turbulent fluxes, hydrologic systems, light propagation in canopies, or related processes.   

Experience

  • Understanding and practical experience in ecophysiology, environmental physics, plant physiology, agronomy or related field.

  • Familiarity with the techniques, instrumentation, and laboratory procedures fundamental to plant physiology, environmental physics, agronomy or related field.

  • Understanding of mathematical and physical principles as they relate to instrumentation and biological or environmental issues.

  • Demonstrated record of independent creative activity and expertise relating to plant physiology or environmental instrumentation.

  • Experience in working with, teaching, or mentoring colleagues, students and/or customers.

  • Demonstrated record of writing published scientific papers and/or posters or proven history of writing technical or marketing documents describing creative scientific activity of LI-COR products or applications.

  • Ability to mentor others or lead teams to accomplish technical goals.

General

  • Possess mature scientific judgment.

  • Sustained record demonstrating initiative and motivation.

  • Demonstrated creativity in generating and testing new products, applications or scientific ideas.

  • Experience in mentoring individuals, team participation, facilitating small group activities, group teaching, seminar presentations or customer communication.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to write scientific and technical documents.

  • Demonstrated dependability, team player, positive attitude, and good attendance.

  • Demonstrated high ethics, integrity, honesty and patience.

Position Responsibilities

Specific

Customer support

  • Provide expert and sophisticated technical support to solve problems that require a high level of experience and understanding.

  • Lead LI-COR in-house training courses for customers and distributors.  Help organize and participate in offsite customer training and support.

Product development

  • Recognize key scientific problems that must be addressed to develop and test new products, applications and protocols. 

  • Aid in the design and execution of experiments that address these problems.

  • Lead and serve on new product development teams.

  • Lead the testing and validation of new instrumentation.  Conduct field experiments as needed.

  • Participate in scientific meetings, travel to customer sites and read the scientific literature to understand customer requirements for instruments and their applications.

  • Coordinate the logistics of Beta test sites and manage prototype and demo inventory.

Technical Sales and Marketing   

  • Develop and give technical presentations for customers, workshops and seminars.

  • Participate in exhibitions (U.S. and International).  Assist in on-site demonstrations. 

  • Take incoming sales calls/correspondence from customers and provide the necessary information and follow-up.

  • Participate in developing and reviewing technical and promotional literature.

Scientific communication

  • Write and review technical presentations and manuscripts for scientific meetings and journals.

  • Write and review LI-COR technical documents such as manuals, application notes and protocols.

  • Give oral technical presentations within LI-COR, to customer groups, and at major scientific meetings.

General

  • Read journal articles, newsletters, product literature and other sources that present new protocols, ideas, and technologies in order to effectively implement strategies in the lab that require state-of-the-art science and technology.

  • Moderate overnight and some international travel is required.

  • Medium Work- Exerting 20-50 pounds of occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Other job related duties as assigned.

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Customer Experience Specialist, Biotechnology

Overview

Responsible for maintaining relationships with installed customer base through proactive customer follow-up.  Includes acquiring and analyzing sales and market information, assisting in sales promotion efforts, gathering customer satisfaction data and following up on closed technical support inquiries.

Professional Qualifications

Education

B.S. or equivalent in life science, molecular biology, chemistry or related field or equivalent experience.

Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year experience with Molecular Biology, protein research, or related discipline. 
  • Minimum two (2) years customer and/or sales support experience preferred.

General

  • Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate using the telephone and email.
  • High ethics, integrity, honesty, loyalty and patience.
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to manage multiple tasks and solve problems.
  • Ability to interact well with sales, marketing, and technical support personnel.
  • May require up to 15% travel (U.S.).
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, train, and present technical information in varied situations.
  • Enjoys and works well with other people in a cross-disciplinary team environment.
  • Dependable, positive attitude and good attendance.

Position Responsibilities

Specific

  • Proactively perform customer follow-up, including post-installation sales correspondence. 
  • Implement an effective follow-up system to track instrumentation, consumable orders and technical support cases.
  • Responsible for entry of customer data into Salesforce.com.
  • Facilitate the communication of customer technical support needs with Internal Technical Support team.
  • Develop tactics to determine users of our systems who are not currently in the Salesforce.com database.  Strategy will include, but is not limited to, contacting current clients, including those no longer under support contract, and users who have moved to new locations.
  • Discover users’ educational needs.  Training needs will be triaged to online help, local field application scientist and sales consultant, or internal technical support.
  • Provide market research support to the Strategic Marketing Manager through the development of surveys (identifying current and future needs) sent to our current users.
  • Working with the field applications scientists, sales consultants, and internal technical support in sample reagent follow-up to current and perspective customers.
  • Utilize information collected to report metrics for customer satisfaction of instruments, reagents, services, and other areas of interest.

General 

  • Maintain and develop adequate technical proficiency to perform job function.
  • Sedentary Work-Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

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Design Engineer, Mechanical, Engineering

Overview

Create, design, build and test mechanical and opto-mechanical subsystems for LI-COR products in a multi-disciplined, concurrent development team setting.  Engage in product definition and mechanical architecture development in collaboration with Users and Marketing.  Interact with both internal and external manufacturers to support new product designs and current product manufacture.  Perform and/or direct mechanical testing to ensure product meets specifications and expectations.  Support the manufacturer of both current and future LI-COR products. 

Professional Qualifications

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (other closely related disciplines may be considered)

Experience

  • 3-5 years of mechanical design experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated creativity and mechanical design abilities.
  • Demonstrated engineering analysis capabilities
  • 3D CAD/drafting experience (GD&T experience desirable).
  • Familiarity with electronics packaging/enclosures design.                    

General

  • Solid understanding of engineering fundamentals and mathematics.
  • Energetic and highly motivated.  Enjoy challenges.  Proven drive to achieve goals.
  • Ability to make sound engineering decisions.
  • Creative.  High insight, curiosity and problem solving ability.
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Team player.  Enjoys and works well with other people in a team environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English.  Able to communicate with customers and co‑workers.
  • Dependable, positive attitude and good attendance.
  • High ethics, integrity, honesty, patience.

Position Responsibilities

Specific

  • Participate in product requirement definition and mechanical architecture development.
  • Interface with Users and Marketing to define product features and functions.
  • Engage as a member of a multi-disciplined concurrent engineering design team
  • Design mechanical and opto-mechanical subsystems and systems for LI-COR products
  • Interact with internal and external manufacturers to support both prototype and product manufacturing.
  • Integrate mechanical subsystems into final product.
  • Build, test and troubleshoot prototype designs.
  • Perform and/or direct mechanical system and subsystem testing.

General

  • Maintain engineering specifications, drawings, and documentation.
  • Review trade publications for new parts, manufacturing techniques, and general ideas.
  • Attend conferences and/or user sites to understand user needs and competitive landscape.
  • Light Work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly.  
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

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Financial Analyst, Corporate

Overview

Primarily responsible for the preparation of accurate and timely of both monthly internal and year-end external financial statements and supplemental financial reporting.  Additionally, assist in coordinating general accounting activities including the development and ongoing maintenance of policies and procedures surrounding the processes that lead to financial reporting.  Formulate and administer approved accounting practices throughout the organization to ensure that financial and operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business and provide reliable information necessary to control operations.

Professional Qualifications

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with CPA certification required.

Experience 

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in accounting or finance.  Preference given to experience in public accounting along with additional experience in a manufacturing environment. Multi-national accounting experience preferred.

General                

  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.  Understanding of technical accounting requirements including knowledge of GAAP.  Proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing programs, preferably Microsoft Excel and Word.

Position Responsibilities

  • Oversee the preparation of the company’s internal month-end financial statements in a timely and accurate manner.  Process includes the intimate knowledge of the various transactions that go into the general ledger so as to ensure accurate financial reporting.
  • Instrumental in the annual audit of our year-end financial statements by our external auditors.  Includes assisting in overseeing the coordination of audit procedures at our subsidiary locations along with coordination of the required supporting documents for performance of our U.S. audit process.  Finally, assist in the preparation and review of the external financial statements ensuring that they accurately reflect the company’s financial performance. 
  • Assist in the review and oversight of various reports produced out of MITS or the COGNOS - Business Intelligence software.
  • Assist in maintaining the general ledger and all related accounts with proper supporting documentation and records of transactions. Prepare and record monthly journal entries to ensure general ledger accounts, for which this position is responsible, are properly reflected in preparation for the monthly financial statements.
  • Provide input into the product costing review process from the accounting side.  This would entail reviewing bills of material for new product launches and challenging various aspects of the product costing components.
  • Back-up support for safeguarding of the general ledger chart of accounts and other system related set-up and maintenance.
  • Prepare statistics related to the Company’s financial results, including analysis and reporting of events or trends, in order to provide information for department leaders and company Officers.
  • Assist in the development of financial data necessary for the preparation and evaluation of business plans and allocation of resources.  Assist in preparing and summarizing detailed information for the annual financial plan and in coordinating the completion of the annual plan with managers from all departments.
  • Develop and maintain product line P&L’s for the Company’s various product lines and adding new product line information as deemed necessary.
  • Assist in coordinating financial activities in the areas of banking and finance, insurance, legal proceedings and regulatory compliance. Develop and maintain finance vendor and financial component of distributor/agent relationships.
  • Assist as necessary in the management of Grants including monitoring and maintaining schedules for Grant related activities.  Ensure that the Company is complying with all grant requirements, files quarterly and closing reports in a timely manner and draws down funds from government entities in an appropriate manner.  Assists R&D personnel as needed with any grant related activities such as preparation of grant requests or other grant reporting requirements.
  • Assist with financial training of department managers.
  • Assist the Assistant Controller - Financial Systems in monitoring accounting systems and establish new or revised policies and procedures for data accumulation in a cost effective manner.  Backup for month-end closing process.
  • Prepare and subsequently maintain work instructions for various functions affecting the recording of transactions for areas for which this position is responsible.
  • Sedentary Work-Exerting up to 15 pounds of force occasionally.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Graphic Design Intern , Corporate

Overview

Develop knowledge about our marketing communications department through exposure to our marketing, graphics, and web development functions. Focus is on developing the skills necessary for success by assisting design and graphic professionals with day-to-day job assignments.  The Company's internship program is intended to provide students from diverse backgrounds with the opportunity to practice business skills learned in school while gaining work experience.

Internship Length

Ideal candidates will be available May 2014 through the Fall semester of 2014 or the Spring semester of 2015.

Professional Qualifications

Education

Student currently working toward a degree in graphic design or related field.

General

  • Team player - enjoys and works well with others in a team environment.
  • Possess effective written and oral communications skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to take personal responsibility for tasks with a “get it done” mentality.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • High ethics, integrity, honesty, and patience.
  • Dependable, positive attitude and good attendance.

Position Responsibilities

Specific

  • Assist Marcom team members with projects as assigned. Primary focus will be on print, web, and Intranet projects for Talent Operations (including internal displays), but will contribute and be exposed to the entire Marcom project portfolio.
  • Update web pages as assigned.

General

  • Responsible for work normally performed by an entry-level professional employee with experience in Adobe Creative Suite, front-end web technologies such as html, CSS and Java script, and Office.
  • Sedentary Work-Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.
  • Other job related duties as required.

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Manufacturing Software Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering

Overview

Create, design, develop and test application software for LI-COR Environmental instrumentation and calibration systems in a multi-disciplined, concurrent development team setting.  Develop software used by production personnel during instrumentation assembly and test. Create customer facing web interfaces for calibration data.

Professional Qualifications

Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or an engineering discipline with a heavy emphasis on Computer Science or experience is required.

Experience

  • Experience with Linux.
  • Demonstrated development experience with C, C++, or C#.
  • Additional scripting language experience in Node.js, Python, or Ruby is a plus.
  • Cursory understanding of networking technologies like TCP/IP and HTTP.
  • Understanding of fundamental low-level software concepts such as memory management, processes, and I/O.
  • Demonstrated creative design abilities developing Microsoft Windows and browser based applications for instrument control, data collection, SQL database, data analysis and display.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate abstract concepts and ideas into software architecture implementations.
  • Familiarity with compilers and debuggers for code development.  Familiarity with version control such as Subversion or Git and bug tracking systems.
  • Experience with embedded processors and embedded software development is a plus.
  • Knowledge of various computer languages, data structures, computer logic, and databases.
  • Understanding of design patterns and their broad applications.
  • Demonstrated abilities developing intuitive graphical user interfaces for configuring instruments and displaying data is a plus.
  • Experience with test driven development or behavioral driven development is a plus.

General

  • Ability to work well with people, especially with Assembly and Manufacturing Supervisors, Technicians, and Engineering staff.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize individual tasks in accordance with team priorities and timelines.
  • Good attention to detail and responsibility to follow through.
  • Inclination toward a hands-on/team-oriented approach.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work well with other departments.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings.
  • Solid understanding of software engineering fundamentals and mathematics.
  • Self starter and highly motivated. Enjoys challenges. Proven drive to achieve goals.
  • Creative. High insight, curiosity and problem solving ability. High attention to detail.
  • Ability to make sound engineering decisions.

Position Responsibilities

Manufacturing Process

  • Design, develop, implement, test, debug, and document software solutions for instrumentation applications and calibration systems, including making specific determinations about system performance and enhancements.
  • Conduct system analysis to keep systems current with changing technologies.  Analyze current programs including performance, diagnosis and troubleshooting of problem programs, and designing solutions to problematic programming.
  • Engage as a member of a multi-disciplined, multi-departmental design and development team.
  • Participate in product requirement definition and software architecture development.  Implement automatic tests for new software to ensure that logic is correct and functioning, and that program results are accurate.
  • Interface with Biotechnology and Environmental Production and Technical Test Technicians to define features and functions.
  • Implement the software architecture using formal design methods and code inspections for quality assurance.
  • Integrate and test software to verify the design meets product requirements.
  • Perform and/or direct software testing and documentation.
  • Troubleshoot and find solutions to issues with released software.
  • Document software, algorithms and specifications.
  • Assist with software development schedules.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Interface with engineering design team to help transition projects to manufacturing.

General

  • Light Work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly.  
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

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Marketing and Sales Intern, Biotechnology

Overview

Web research, data entry and data cleansing on a part-time basis.

Professional Qualifications

Education  

High school graduate required.  Pursuing a college degree in a science, technology or marketing field preferred. 

General

  • Highly motivated, self-driven, and able to self-educate when necessary.
  • Demonstrated creativity and problem solving.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as under direction of others.
  • Attention to detail in both task execution and documentation.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Dependable, positive attitude and good attendance.
  • High ethics, integrity, honesty, patience.

Position Responsibilities

Specific   

  • Thorough research of contact information of designated names.
  • Correctly enter data in specified excel spreadsheet.

General

  • Maintain and develop adequate technical profiency to perform job function.
  • Ability to navigate various academic, government and biotech / pharma websites.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

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Marketing Intern, Biotechnology

Overview

Develop knowledge about our biotech business through exposure to our sales and marketing departments. Focus is on developing the skills necessary for success by assisting professionals with day-to-day job assignments.  The Company's internship program is intended to provide students from diverse backgrounds with the opportunity to practice business skills learned in school while gaining work experience.

Internship Length

Ideal candidates will be available May 2014 through the Fall semester of 2014 or the Spring semester of 2015.

Professional Qualifications

Education

Undergraduate student currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field.

General

  • Team player - enjoys and works well with others in a team environment.
  • Scientific background preferred.
  • Possess effective written and oral communications skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to take personal responsibility for tasks with a “get it done” mentality.
  • High ethics, integrity, honesty, and patience.
  • Dependable, positive attitude and good attendance.

Position Responsibilities

Specific

  • Assist Product Managers with marketing related tasks including:
  • Development of marketing and sales tools
  • Development of promotional marketing materials
  • Market analysis and reporting
  • Competitive product analysis/pricing analysis
  • Tasks related to launching new products to market
  • Assist Marketing Specialists with daily tasks including:
  • Promotional media
  • Web and social media
  • e-Marketing including emails and Google AdWords
  • Customer lead management

General

  • Responsible for work normally performed by an entry-level professional employee.
  • Sedentary Work-Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.
  • Other job related duties as required.

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Product Associate II, Biotechnology

Overview

Responsible for generation, qualification and follow-up of sales leads, lead tracking, and assistance in the technical sales process.  Support and assist sales efforts of the field based Sales Consultants. Responsible for selling and promoting specific Biotechnology products as assigned. 

Professional Qualifications

Education   

B.S. or equivalent in molecular biology, life sciences, chemistry, or related field.

Experience

  • Prefer a minimum one (1) year laboratory experience in molecular biology, protein research, or a related discipline.  Familiarity with protein analysis and western blotting instrumentation is desirable. 
  • Prefer a minimum of (1) year inside or outside sales experience including cold calling
  • Software:  basic experience with one or more of these operating systems (Windows, Macintosh).  Salesforce experience is beneficial.
  • Basic laboratory skills.  Experience with basic molecular biology, methods, and equipment.

General

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), interpersonal skills, and sales skills.
  • Team player.  Enjoys and works well with other people in a team environment.  Displays a positive attitude.
  • Creative, Self-starter, motivated, and able to manage multiple tasks and solve problems.
  • Highly organized, and displays in depth knowledge and appropriate use of Salesforce.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well via the telephone and by email.
  • High ethics, integrity, honesty, and patience.
  • May require up to 10% travel (U.S.).
  • Dependable with good attendance.

Position Responsibilities

Specific

  • Generate, call and qualify sales leads.
  • Provide phone and written sales support for customer inquiries.
  • Responsible for selling and promoting C-DiGit western blot scanner.
  • Assist Sales Consultants in the qualification and follow-up of sales leads.  Implement an effective follow-up system for inquiries and sales.  Assist in customer demonstrations.
  • Represent LI-COR Biotechnology products at trade shows and exhibitions.
  • Serve as booth captain at National Trade Shows.
  • Maintain consistent customer contact for on-going sales of assigned products; as well as finding new sales prospects from existing users.
  • Record all customer communication, correspondence, activities, and opportunity information in Salesforce.
  • Submit expense reports no later than two weeks after completion of a trip or month (if submitting expenses on a monthly basis).
  • Continue to develop Product Associate II role.

General

  • Maintain and develop adequate technical and sales proficiency to perform job function.
  • Sedentary Work-Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.
  • Other job related duties as required.

Product Development Test Engineer, Engineering

Overview

Design, coordinate, execute, and document instrument testing in collaboration with a product development team.  Critique hardware, electronics, and software designs during the product development.  Troubleshoot, diagnose, and find root causes of failures identified during testing.  Consolidate, analyze, and interpret test data and present recommendations to development team.

Professional Qualifications

Education

Minimum Two-year Associates Degree in Mechanical, Computer, or Electronics Technology, or equivalent (ABET accredited program preferred).  Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Computer, or Electrical Engineering, or closely related field a plus.  Sufficient experience and professional training may be considered in lieu of degree.

Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in construction, repair, troubleshooting, or testing of electronic, electro-optical, or electro-mechanical systems.
  • Working knowledge of data acquisition fundamentals and demonstrated experience with data acquisition hardware and software.
  • Proven ability to use data analysis and presentation tools (Excel, Matlab, or other)
  • Proven ability to document test procedures, results, and interpretation.
  • Demonstrated experience using electronic test equipment such as volt-ohm meters, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, etc. 
  • Familiarity with Windows-based computer systems and Microsoft Office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, & Outlook).
  • Proven ability to operate measurement and control systems.  Experience with LI-COR products a plus.
  • Familiarity with Mechanical and/or Electronic Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools a plus.

General

  • Highly motivated, self-driven, and able to learn and self-educate when necessary.
  • Demonstrated creativity and problem solving.
  • Passion for hands-on work and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as under direction of others.
  • High attention to detail in both task execution and documentation.
  • Requires excellent communication skills in English (written, verbal, reading and comprehension).
  • Dependable, positive attitude and good attendance.
  • High ethics, integrity, honesty, patience.

Position Responsibilities

Specific

  • Design tests of subsystems and systems based on direction from product development team.
  • Design, specify, and/or fabricate test equipment and data acquisition systems.
  • Analyze, interpret, document, and present test results to multidisciplinary design team.  Write meaningful summaries and interpretations.
  • Continually develop, improve, and manage testing infrastructure, methods, and documentation for LICOR products.  To include test reports, standard test protocol, test databases, in-house testing capability, and test automation.
  • Identify and maintain familiarity with relevant industry testing standards (e.g. ASTM, IEC, ISO, ISTA, MIL, etc.), and apply where appropriate. 
  • Dynamically adapt to hardware and software changes occurring during the development
  • Work with science and marketing groups to understand product use-cases and customer expectations.
  • Proactively explore and discover unanticipated failure modes.
  • Proactively provide feedback to the product development team regarding functionality, ease-of-use, and performance.
  • Identify and utilize external test facilities as needed.
  • Provide design support to development team as product needs dictate.

General

  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • LI-COR application software training will be provided as necessary.
  • Non-LICOR data-acquisition software training will be provided as necessary.
  • Medium Work- Exerting 20-50 pounds of occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

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Senior Design Engineer, Mechanical , Engineering

Overview

Create, design, build and test mechanical and opto-mechanical subsystems for LI-COR products in a multi-disciplined, concurrent development team setting.  Engage in product definition and mechanical architecture development in collaboration with Users and Marketing.  Interact with both internal and external manufacturers to support new product designs and current product manufacture.  Perform and/or direct mechanical testing to ensure product meets specifications and expectations.  Support the manufacturer of both current and future LI-COR products.

Professional Qualifications

Education   

Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent is required.

Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years experience with BS, 5 years with MS, or proven performance in mechanical design for electronic instrumentation is required. 

  • Demonstrated creativity and mechanical design abilities.

  • Demonstrated engineering analysis capabilities

  • 3D CAD/drafting experience (GD&T experience desirable).

  • Familiarity with electronics packaging/enclosures design

  • Sustained record of independent creative design activity and expertise with electronics packaging/enclosure techniques and mechanical testing (stress, vibration, thermal).

  • Sustained record of product development and problem solving experience to enable leading the mechanical design team through the development process.

  • Ability to mentor and train others to accomplish technical goals.                           

General

  • Demonstrated mature technical judgment.

  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering fundamentals and mathematics.

  • Sustained record demonstrating initiative and motivation.

  • Demonstrated creativity in generating and testing new products, applications or technical ideas.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and networking skills by mentoring individuals, team participation, facilitating small group activities, group teaching, seminar presentations or customer communication.

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Demonstrated dependability, team player, positive attitude and good attendance.

  • Demonstrated high ethics, integrity, honesty and patience.

 Position Responsibilities 

 Specific  

  • Mechanical design team leader in the product requirement definition, mechanical architecture, design and implementation of mechanical and opto-mechanical subsystems.

  • Interface with Users and the Marketing department concerning product features and functions.

  • Make Customer visits to understand applications.

  • Use two and three-dimensional CAD to design parts.

  • Research potential hardware products.

  • Build, test and troubleshoot prototype designs.

  • Integrate and test mechanical subsystems into final product.

  • Function as Project Leader when assigned.

General

  • Gain a basic understanding of the problem being addressed with the product.
  • Assist with project development schedules.
  • Keep documentation of design and updates.
  • Review trade publications for new parts, techniques and ideas.
  • Mentor other engineers.
  • Light Work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly.  

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Senior Research & Development Engineer, Mechanical

Primary Work Location

Santa Clara, California

Overview

Conceive, design, build and test mechanical and opto-mechanical subsystems for next-generation LI-COR products as part of a multi-disciplinary R&D team.   Conceive and evaluate novel manufacturing methods and equipment for current and future LI-COR products.  Actively engage in the transition of product and manufacturing technologies from R&D into product design, engineering, and manufacturing. 

Professional Qualifications

Education

Minimum Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering (other closely related disciplines may be considered).  Advanced degrees or additional professional training preferred.

Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with BS, 5 years with MS, in mechanical design is required. 
  • Sustained record of independent creative design activity.  Experience with R&D activities or early product development preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform hands-on assembly and/or fabrication.
  • Demonstrated engineering analysis capabilities.  Ability to perform thermal, structural and fluid dynamic analysis and simulation preferred.
  • Experience with FEA principles and tools.  Experience with ANSYS preferred.
  • 3D CAD/drafting experience.  PTC Creo Elements Direct or SolidWorks preferred.
  • Demonstrated competence with GD&T (ASME Y14.5) 
  • Experience in the areas of opto-mechanical designs, thermal management, electronics packaging, pneumatics, precision assembly and alignment, and design for manufacturability preferred.

General

  • Demonstrated mature technical judgment.
  • Solid understanding of engineering fundamentals and mathematics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and effectively communicate with cross disciplinary and diverse teams.
  • Ability to self-motivate and self-prioritize activities a must.
  • Enjoy challenges.  Proven drive to achieve goals.
  • Creative.  High insight, curiosity and problem solving ability.
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English.  Able to communicate with customers and co‑workers.
  • Dependable, positive attitude and good attendance.
  • High ethics, integrity, honesty, patience.

Position Responsibilities

Specific

  • Conceive, design and develop novel mechanical and opto-mechanical solutions for LI-CORs next generation of products.
  • Participate in the development of new product technologies, new manufacturing technologies, and advanced prototypes as a key contributor in the product development pipeline.
  • Lead the mechanical design, fabrication and testing of subsystems and advanced prototypes within a research and development setting.
  • Participate in the transition of prototypes and technologies from research and development to a product development team.  Serve as a contributing member of the product development team during that transition.
  • Be a continuous learner: acquire new knowledge and skills as the needs of projects and organization dictate.
  • Interact with internal and external design partners, suppliers, and manufacturers to support both prototype and product manufacturing.

General

  • Maintain engineering specifications, drawings, and documentation.
  • Review trade publications for new design methods, technologies, components, and manufacturing techniques.
  • Attend conferences, trade-shows, and user sites to understand market needs and competitive landscape.
  • Light Work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly.  
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

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Technical Sales Associate-North America Sales , Environmental

Overview 

Actively engage in the technical sales process; provide technical sales consultation to customers; answer incoming phone calls and emails; qualify, follow up and track sales leads through the entire technical sales process; generate quotations and complete the necessary paperwork for purchasing departments; participate in trade shows and customer visits; generate new customer leads.

Professional Qualifications 

Education  

B.S. or equivalent in biology, environmental sciences, life sciences, or related field.

Experience

  • Experience or interest/aptitude in marketing and sales, and applying scientific skills in a business environment.

  • Technical sales experience is desirable but not required.  Experience working with scientific instrumentation is desirable.

  • Familiarity of mathematical and physical principles as they relate to instrumentation and environmental issues.

  • Software:  basic software experience (e.g., Windows, iOS, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point).                      

General   

  • Aptitude for working with scientific instrumentation.

  • Good communication skills in English (verbal/written) and technical writing ability.  

  • Enjoys and works well with people.  Works well in teams.  Displays a positive attitude. Good interpersonal skills.

  • Self-starter, motivated, ability to manage multiple tasks and solve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well via the telephone.

  • High ethics, integrity, honesty, patience.

  • Light travel (U.S.).

  • Dependable with good attendance.

Position Responsibilities 

Specific

  • Actively engage in the technical sales process.

  • Provide technical sales consultation to customers. Use research application and instrument knowledge to recommend proper instrument configurations and accessories to customers.

  • Answer incoming phone calls and emails.

  • Qualify, follow up and track sales leads through the entire technical sales process. Generate quotations and complete the necessary paperwork for purchasing departments.

  • Represent LI-COR Environmental products at trade shows and during customer visits and conduct or assist in instrument demonstrations.

  • Find new sales prospects from customer referrals, though web searches and scientific journals.

  • Make post-sale follow-up calls to customers.

  • Help with some marketing activities such as emailers, web site, mailers, ad campaigns, print material.

  • Work with others in projects involving the best use of Salesforce and Marketo software in the sales process.

General

  • Develop and maintain sufficient technical and scientific knowledge and sales proficiency to perform job function.

  • Light Work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly.

  • Other job related duties as required.

 

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International

Technical Sales Consultant, Biotechnology

Overview

Responsible for selling Biotechnology products as assigned in the territory, acquiring and analyzing sales and market information, assisting in promotion efforts, advising management on market and sales strategies, and other job related duties as assigned. Territory includes Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and the south of Sweden. 

Professional Qualifications 

Education    

MS or BS in biology or related field with a minimum of 3 years lab bench experience in a research laboratory.      

Experience

  • 3+ years of proven successful field sales experience in high end capital equipment to life science and drug discovery researchers in academic and biotech/pharmaceutical companies – may consider related biological/analytical field sales support experience in lieu of direct sales experience.

  • 3+ years direct experience preferred in selling products for applications in protein expression and/or image analysis.

  • Familiarity with key customer accounts in their region.

  • Extensive knowledge of Proteomics research, techniques, and applications.

  • Proficiency in presenting technical information at seminars and instrument demonstrations.

  • Proficiency in organizing time and territory activities in order to efficiently maximize sales results.

General

  • Highly developed sense of integrity, ethics, and loyalty.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), interpersonal skills, and sales skills.

  • Creative, highly motivated self-starter with good insight and problem-solving skills and highly able to effectively coordinate multiple tasks and projects.

  • Team player.  Enjoys and works well with other people in a team environment.

  • May require up to 50% or more travel in assigned territory, working from a home office.

Position Responsibilities 

Specific

  • Actively sell LI-COR Biotechnology products in territory.  Includes qualifying and follow-up of sales leads generated by LI-COR from ads, news releases, shows, mailings, etc.  Implement an effective follow-up system for inquiries and sales, and nurture leads to the point of sales closure.  Gather and summarize data for evaluation of market impact, share and market strategies.  Assist in selling outside of territory as needed.

  • Generate new potential sales leads from existing contacts and customer contacts.

  • Evaluate and recommend where product demonstrations should be done, arrange logistics, and assist in doing product demonstrations. 

  • Conduct technical seminars and product demonstrations as appropriate to assist/supplement FAS role.

  • Represent LI-COR at exhibitions and conferences and where necessary give presentations.

  • Maintain consistent customer contact for on-going sales of reagents, consumables, service contracts, additional equipment, as well as finding new sales prospects from existing users.

  • Assist in follow-up of existing users to assure a high level of customer satisfaction.

  • Acquire and provide market information to management, including information about customer needs, their suggestions for product improvements, new product ideas, user problems, competition, etc.  Advise management in helping to formulate overall marketing plan.

  • Analyze current sales and future sales potential in territory and develop a territory sales plan to maximize the market potential.  Recommend goals for sales and market share.

  • Assist in the sales training of other LI-COR employees and reps.

  • Provide regular reports to management of sales activities, status of sales leads, and projected sales.

  • Assist in the planning process; consider future products and competition to develop marketing strategies; plan sales meetings; discuss feedback on issues and opportunities; assist in hiring and evaluating resource needs.

  • Acquire and maintain technical and other skills necessary to perform job function.

General

Other job related duties as assigned.

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