Application Scientist

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US-CA-Santa Barbara
Regular Full-Time


Do you have a passion for science and helping other scientists?  Do you genuinely enjoy empowering others with the right tools for their success?  Are you naturally curious about a variety of cutting-edge applications in industry and academia?


Wyatt Technology is on the lookout for an Application Scientist to join our Analytical Sciences team. As an Application Scientist, you’ll be part of a team whose mission is to delight our customers and ensure customer success.


Primary Responsiblities

  • Assist the Sales team to match prospective customers with the right Wyatt solution by participating in interactive presentations and performing feasibility studies.
  • Engage in application-specific follow-up support with current customers to ensure their continued success.
  • Research emerging markets to identify new “killer applications.” 
  • Refine and promote new applications for existing and upcoming products.
  • Train our customers how to apply and operate our instruments during Wyatt’s Light Scattering University.
  • Support stakeholders in product development by providing the voice of the customer and assisting in the product life cycle.
  • Contribute application expertise to Marketing content, such as presentation slides, webpages, brochures, and application notes.


Requirements and Qualifications

  • MS or PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Materials Science/Engineering or related field.
  • Hands-on experience with macromolecule or nanoparticle characterization techniques (especially optical or HPLC) instrumentation and software; experience with light scattering detectors is highly desirable. Experience with Wyatt Technology’s instruments would be ideal!
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Strong self-motivation, scrupulous attention to detail, high-quality written and oral communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer-centric focus.
  • Flexibility to travel, as needed, to customer locations.



The general base pay for this position ranges from $55,500-$74,000 per year. Pay is based on several factors including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Company Description

A career with Waters / Wyatt Technology

Waters and Wyatt share a science-led heritage and a customer-focused culture, and solving the most critical scientific challenges is a powerful mission that unites us both. We are One Company with One Focus, providing customers with cutting edge technologies and scientific expertise to support the research, development, and delivery of novel therapeutics and next-generation materials. By joining our company, you’ll join a collaborative team of innovators and problem-solvers, a team that is working hard to leave the world better than we found it. We support our employees as they achieve success at work and beyond, realizing rewarding careers, healthy lives, and bright futures. One Company. One Focus.


Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.


Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. 



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