Product Specialist - Physical Measurements/Material Science
Columbia, MD 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description


Established in 1975, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of analytical instrumentation, physical testing, and environmental monitoring systems in the world. Ground-breaking scientific research, manufacturing ideas and results continue to propel Shimazu's outstanding reputation and "Excellence in Science." People dedicated to our mission have the largest impact on Shimadzu's continued growth and success. Would YOU like to join a diverse team of professionals working together with researchers, scientists and manufacturers to help better lives worldwide?


  • Our Culture - A work environment that values diversity, inclusion & belonging.
  • Competitive Compensation - Day 1 Benefits & Competitive Salary.
  • Retirement Benefits - Matching 401K & Profit-Sharing Program.
  • Professional Growth - Clear pathways for Career, Leadership and Personal Development.
  • Health Benefits - Flexible Spending/Health Savings Accounts.
  • Performance Bonuses - Variable Pay Plan for commission and incentive roles.
  • Work-Life Balance - Generous & Front-Loaded Paid Time Off Plan.
  • Education - Tuition Assistance Program for both graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Insurance Perks - Pet Insurance, optional Identity theft, legal pre-paid and critical care buy-up insurance benefits, generous company paid life insurance & short-term disability programs.
  • Well-being - Corporate wellness program.
  • Work Flexibility - Business casual Dress Attire & casual (jeans) Friday!
  • Employee Engagement -Employee Resource Groups to network, build a sense of community and enhance one's career and personal development.


  • For Service, Technical Support, Marketing & Sales Roles: Additional compensation is available through either an Incentive and/or Commission Plan.
  • For Employees who reside in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California: Additional compensation is offered through a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA).


Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is seeking a Product Specialist to join our team and drive the sales of our laser diffraction particle size measurement and thermal analysis instrumentation. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in these areas, combined with excellent communication and customer service skills


  • Conduct product demonstrations, technical presentations and training sessions for customers and sales team members.
  • Provide technical support to customers and sales team regarding Particle Size and Thermal Analysis instrumentation including installation, operation and troubleshooting assistance.
  • Represent Shimadzu at technical conferences and trade shows to promote our products.
  • Collaborate with the sales team to identify and pursue new business opportunities.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific discipline such as Chemistry or Material Science or equivalent experience.
  • At least two years previous experience working with laser diffraction particle size measurement and/or thermal analysis instrumentation.
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of these technologies.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel

At Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, we believe in providing structured career paths that recognize and reward talent. If your expertise surpasses the level specified in the listed position, we offer the flexibility to upgrade positions to better suit your qualifications accompanied by a salary adjustment.

EEO Statement

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor. As applicable, the parties agree that they shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR Section 60-1.4(a); 41 CFR Section 60-300.5(a); 41 CFR Section 60-741.5(a); and 29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A with respect to affirmative action program and posting requirements, and that these requirements are incorporated herein. These regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors ensure nondiscrimination and take affirmative action in employment to employ and advance qualified individuals without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, and protected Veteran status. These regulations also prohibit covered contractors from taking adverse action against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their or their co-worker's compensation information in certain situations.

Shimadzu is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Shimadzu via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position (and agency was requested to work the requisition) will be deemed the sole property of Shimadzu. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Shimadzu as a result of the referral or through other means.


Bachelors of Chemistry (required)
Bachelors of Material Science (required)

Previous experience working with laser diffraction particle size measurement and/or thermal analysis instrumentation. (required)

  • Instrument- Physical Testing (preferred)
  • Phone Support (preferred)
  • Technical Writing (preferred)
  • Training (preferred)

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Salary and Benefits
    Required Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Required Experience
    2+ years
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