Position:  Applications Scientist, In Situ Electron Microscopy


With over 300 installed systems around the world, Protochips is the global market leader in the revolutionary in situ electron microscopy market, and we are expanding in China.  We are looking for scientists with in situ electron microscopy experience and good people skills to join our Applications Scientist team and become part of the rapidly expanding in situ market.  In this role you will work with our sales and marketing teams to connect leading microscopy research labs with our products, ensuring they are highly successful and achieving results. You will support sales efforts by demonstrating Protochips in situ solutions to potential customers with a focus on highlighting the value of in situ techniques in their research area. You will also play an important role in providing market and product feedback and guidance to our development and product management teams.


You will collaborate with our other global applications scientists to author application notes and other technical product material and assist with post-sale technical and applications support of products. The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys the cutting edge technologies a microscopist is involved in but wants exposure to a broader range than what is experienced in a single research laboratory. You must be a technically skilled, dynamic and curious microscopist who enjoys both teaching and learning about the many new applications within in situ microscopy.


Responsibilities of the job include:

  • Work directly with customers and collaborators to identify key applications and trends for our products in cutting edge nanotechnology fields
  • Provide R&D and Product groups with market information and customer feedback to ensure our products retain market leadership
  • Support the sales process through customer meetings, presentations, and product demonstrations
  • Train new customers and help ensure their research success
  • Coordinate with Marketing and other Applications Scientists to develop application methods and materials for customer use
  • Deliver scientific talks at conferences and workshops
  • Become a subject expert and resource for training and product support and input to others on our team



Expertise:           >3 years TEM experience
Education:          PhD
Job Type:           Full-time, Technical
Location:           Either in Shanghai or Beijing, China

Languages:         Written and verbal fluency in both English and Mandarin

  • PhD in relevant science or engineering discipline
  • 3+ years of direct experience in transmission electron microscopy
  • 1+ years of in situ electron microscopy experience
  • 2-year post doc or other commercial experience
  • Strong technical publication record as well as oral presentations
  • Excellent communication skills and high comfort level with customer interactions
  • Capacity to work individually as well as in teams
  • Frequent travel required in range of 50+% business travel
  • Possess valid passport and have the ability to travel internationally for training opportunities


  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience and a Benefits Plan

Contact Information:

Interested applicants should contact Ann Zaborowski at ann.zaborowski@protochips.com