Waters APAC- Sr. Application Scientist in Shanghai, China

For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in 100 countries around the world.

This position is an exciting opportunity for a Scientist who is looking to expand his/her career by applying their technical skills as member of Waters dynamic Shanghai organization.

The ideal candidate combines excellent scientific skills with strong commercial business acumen, and the desire to contribute to the customers’ success by helping them choose the best system solution from Waters product portfolio to address the customers’ analytical challenges. The Applications Chemist will do sample analysis across multiple types of applications (not limited to), Food & Environment, Chemical Materials, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences with a focus on MS instrumentation.

This role is required to travel approximately 50 % of his/her time.

  • Work closely with Business partners and Field Sales operations to provide credible and impartial consultancy and technical support in a fast paced pre- and post sales environment.

  • Collaborate with the team of Account Managers in diagnosing the customer’s requirements, and design analysis that showcase the superior capabilities of Waters product portfolio in line with the customers’ goals.

  • Perform instrument demonstrations and provide expert advice to customers during the sales process, focusing on how Waters system solutions will address and benefit the customer’s needs.

  • Ensure that the equipment, analysis and customer demonstrations are properly prepared, in order to guarantee the highest level of customer experience in a timely manner.

  • Perform system and application training as well as technical support to customers after the product has been installed.

  • Conduct internal Waters Solutions Training to Field Sales Operations

  • BSc/MSc in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Analysis, or a related Science field

  • Minimum 3 years of user experience with UPLC, Tandem Quadrupole instrumentation

  • Interest and initiative to apply this technology across multiple types of applications.

  • Experienced in method development, solving separation problems and ability to troubleshoot and maintain the equipment.

  • Must be able to travel up to 40 % in China

  • Approachability and Interpersonal savvy


51 Problem solving

53 Drive for results

39 Organizing

47 Planning

62 Time Management

67 Written Communications

163 Cross-cultural Agility

03 Approachability

Company Name: Waters Division