Product Specialist – Microscopy job – Leica Microsystems – Buffalo Grove, IL


About Us

Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. Ever since the company started as a family business in the nineteenth century, its instruments have been widely recognized for their optical precision and innovative technology. It is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.

Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.


About the Role:
Consults with customers and sales/applications specialists to deeply understand and provide extensive application support on issues related to widefield and confocal microscopy. Supports exhibitions and organizes short course support, including planning, communicating, teaching and reporting.

Handles demonstration system logistics and confirms correct system functionality.

Provide expert product, application and software support to customers, sales and service organization

Triage technical problems during customer calls

Document and route support issues

Communicate and resolve support requests

Conduct software testing

Test and confirm demo system functionality

Conduct training courses for customers and Leica employees

Participate and teach in customer workshops

Leica Microsystems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Professional Experience

Min. 3 years in research, applying biological imaging techniques to relevant scientific problems

Experience in a customer-facing support role

Maintain and troubleshoot advanced imaging equipment, hardware and software

Teaching experience, provide training to others on how to apply imaging equipment and techniques to solve scientific questions


BA/BS in bio-sciences minimum

Masters or PhD degree preferred

Familiarity with biological imaging applications needed; fluorescence and confocal microscopy experience highly valued


Approx 25%

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Leica Microsystems

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Primary Location


North America-United States-IL-Buffalo Grove




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