Field Application Scientist

Ahura Scientific

Wilmington, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 05/25/2009
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  • Company Address: 46 Jonspin Rd, Limington, ME, 01887

About Ahura Scientific

At Ahura Scientific, innovation is the big idea behind surprisingly microscopic results. With breakthrough research and state-of-the-art development, we create the smallest, most accurate technologies for handheld chemical identification and verification. Combining miniature optics and electronics, sophisticated software and an incredibly easy to use interface, Ahura Scientific provides the results you need, where and when you need them. From the battlefield to the border, loading dock to lab—Ahura Scientific delivers.

Job Description

If you’re looking for a place to make your mark, a place where you can shine, take a close look at Ahura Scientific, Inc. You might be attracted to the world-class performance and quality culture of this global company. Maybe you’re intrigued by the breakthrough technologies of our products. You might want to be involved in supplying revolutionary products to homeland security, military, life sciences, pharmaceutical, industrial, and communications markets. And you undoubtedly want to be surrounded by the kind of high-caliber, high-performance people you’ll find at Ahura – people who are passionate about striving to achieve the best. Whatever attracts you to Ahura, you’ll find it’s a place you’ll want to stay. You’ll stay for the challenges, rewards and recognition. And you’ll stay because of Ahura’s dedication to public safety across the globe.

Ahura Scientific, Inc. is the world leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of breakthrough technology in ultra-compact optical systems and is leading the revolution in ruggedized handheld Raman spectrometers for immediate identification of chemical materials. We are a dynamic market leader with sound financial health. Ahura has enjoyed the kind of tremendous growth and excellent financial condition that allows you to build your future confidently.

Ahura Scientific, Inc. is headquartered in Wilmington, MA. As this position covers a national market, the successful candidate can be based throughout the United States. Relocation is NOT necessary. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Ahura gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging opportunities.

We are seeking a talented Field Application Scientist to work in a fast-paced, high technology environment. The successful candidate will join a strong and growing team of engineers and scientists supporting existing product lines, and developing new applications and technologies for emerging markets. Focusing initially on pharmaceutical and other chem-industry markets, they will work closely with sales, marketing and opinion leaders supporting pre-sales or marketing activities requiring technical activity, and in some cases pre-sales site visits and product demonstrations. This person will assist in developing and in some cases delivering technical documentation for Ahura’s analytical devices, and will have significant involvement in post-sales support to customers on scientific, installation and operational matters. The position requires significant customer interface, but also regular discussions with cross functional employees at Ahura.


* This position demands strong communication skills and an interest and creativity in applying scientific knowledge to help existing users and cultivate new relationships.
* Moderate travel will be required (50% on average), and oral and written technical communications (including scientific conferences & tradeshows, trade journals & peer-reviewed publications).


* Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related discipline
* Previous experience as an Application Scientist within the Analytical Device Market
* 2-5 years experience in a “Start-up” environment
* Direct experience in pharmaceutical or related industries
* Ingenuity, strong problem-solving abilities and pride of accomplishment
* Practical experience with optical spectroscopy – particularly Raman, FTIR and NIR
* Familiarity with data analysis and chemometrics would also be helpful
* Some self-governance is expected, but the successful candidate will be operating in an interdisciplinary environment in most activities
* Knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint and other software/internet based applications
* Approximately 40-50% travel

We offer a very dynamic, entrepreneurial work environment and the chance to be apart of a growing company with emerging Homeland Security solutions.

Ahura offers an outstanding benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a 401k savings plan, paid time off (PTO), sick and other family friendly leaves, flexible hours. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with skill, knowledge and experience level organization.

Ahura Scientific, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

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