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Nanion Technologies Inc. USA

1) Field Service Engineer - Greater New York City Area, USA

We are excited to announce that Nanion Inc. USA is expanding. We’re looking to hire a Field Service Engineer (FSE) to join our US branch. The successful candidate will be responsible for technical support and service.

As a member of Nanion Inc. USA, you will be responsible for responding to technical calls including periodic maintenance, service calls and support, new installations and troubleshooting at customer sites, as well as, in the Nanion office/lab. This includes being in charge of coordinating and scheduling all technical visits, remote support and inventory management in collaboration with both the Scientific team at Nanion Inc. and our Service Manager in Germany.

The successful candidate should be able to work independently and have a strong and relevant technical-troubleshooting background. They should also be able to maintain a close professional relationship with customers and be detail-oriented.

This position is located in Livingston, New Jersey,USA.

Primary Functions

  • You’ll be the customer’s primary support and service contact for all incoming technical requests.
  • You will work independently while performing installations, Preventative Maintenance, on-site service and troubleshooting.
  • You’ll be in charge of providing detailed reports and analysis of visits including suggestive actions and improvements, and make sure that all relevant information is documented and maintained in our support and service platform, KMS (knowledge management system).
  • You’ll also be required to track and insure that all service is performed within specific contractual SLA.

Your Qualifications

  • Prior field service experience of 3+ years is required. Experience from the life science fields is a plus. BS or MS in Engineering preferred.
  • English fluency in both speech and writing. The applicant should have excellent ability to work independently, document customer experience with strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • You should be able to to work in a multidisciplinary, multicultural and team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to frequently travel around the territory 35-75% of the time, with occasional travel outside the area, covering the Americas (NA and LATAM).
  • Knowledge of Automated Patch Clamp and liquid handling platforms/robotics are a huge plus.

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the US.

To Apply: Please send your Cover Letter and CV to

Application deadline: As soon as possible.

Nanion Technologies Inc. USA

2) Field Application Scientist - Livingston, New Jersey, USA

We are excited to announce that Nanion Inc. USA is growing and expanding. We’re currently seeking a Field Application Scientist to join the US Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for applications support for existing customers, and training for new customers. Duties will also include participation in product demonstrations, installations, and tradeshows with other members of the support team. He/she will also be cross trained to perform minor service tasks.

Expertise in ion channel electrophysiology is essential and experience with automation and robotics is a plus. We offer a competitive compensation package, thrilling technology platforms, and the opportunity to contribute to a young dynamic team.

This position is located in Livingston, New Jersey,USA.

Profile and Requirements:

  • The applicant must have a MS or PhD in electrophysiology, biophysics or related discipline. At least 3 years of experience using Automated Electrophysiology platforms is highly preferred.
    Skills and knowledge in cell culture techniques, assay development, as well as experience in technical support and customer interaction are highly beneficial.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, oral presentation/public speaking & organizational skills are required.
  • English fluency in both speech and writing.
  • The applicant should have excellent ability to work independently with strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • The successful applicant must have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary, multicultural and team-oriented environment.
  • In addition, the applicant must be enthusiastic towards customer success and comfortable with troubleshooting cell based assays.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to travel (35% overnight) for marketing, customer support and training within the US and Canada.

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the US.

To Apply: Please send your Cover Letter and CV to

Application deadline: As soon as possible

Nanion Technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany

3) Open PhD position

Nanion Technologies is looking for a passionate PhD candidate to work on functional characterization of neurotransmitter transporters using a novel electrophysiological approach.

Nanion Technologies is a biotechnology company providing analytical instruments for electrophysiological research, drug discovery and safety screening. Nanion was founded in 2002 as a spin-off from the Center of Nanoscience (CeNS) at the Ludwig-Maximillian University (LMU) in Munich and has expanded largely over the years counting today more than 100 employees worldwide. Nanion’s focus is automation and upscaling of electrophysiological techniques, with the core competence being high-throughput patch clamp electrophysiology. All Nanion devices are built and tested in-house in close collaboration of expert electrophysiologists, software and electrical engineers, and boasts a wide international network of universities as well as biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Nanion’s headquarter is located in Munich (Germany) and is well equipped with cell-culture and wet-lab facilities.

Nanion and the NeuroTrans ITN

The successful candidate will be part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) ‘NeuroTrans’ within the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission. ‘NeuroTrans’ is a consortium of nine universities and five industrial entities in Germany, Portugal, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. The position will be located at the Nanion Headquarters in Munich. It involves secondments at the Ludwigs-Maximilians University Munich and the University of Regensburg.

Aim of the study is the functional characterization of the neurotransmitter transporters SERT, DAT and GAT which are responsible for the transport of Serotonin, Dopamin and GABA within neurons. The main technique used will be solid-supported membrane-based electrophysiology, which is adopted in Nanion’s SURFE2R devices. The candidate will be also involved in further development of this technology to accelerate assay development for neurotransmitter transporter characterization.

Candidate Profile:

  • Candidates holding an MSc degree with a solid background in function and kinetics of transporters, membrane biophysics and/or electrophysiology are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience using transporter assays and/or electrophysiological techniques is highly desirable.
  • Applicants will be enrolled in a PhD program, and must be willing to travel and work in collaborators laboratories.
  • Candidates with German nationality are excluded from applying for this specific position but are strongly invited to apply for positions with partners of the consortium outside Germany.
  • ITN eligibility criteria require that applicants have spent less than 12 months in the past 4 years in the host country (in Nanion’s case

Start date should be summer 2020. The position is temporary and funded for 3 years. Applications as well as informal enquires can please be sent to

Nanion Technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany

4) Ausschreibung Praxissemester (SS 2020 und WS 2020/21)

Einarbeitung in folgende Themen:

Allgemeine Grundlagen im Labor:

  • Sterile Arbeitstechniken
  • Sicherheit am Arbeitsplatz
  • Umgebungskontrollen


Optimierung der Zellkultur:

  • QC elektrophysiologischer Lösungen – patch clamp Experimente
  • Zellkulturmedien und Zusätze
  • Allgemeine Kultivierungstechniken adhärenter Zellen und Suspenionszellen
  • Kultivierungstechniken von Neuronen und Kardiomyozyten
  • Kryokonservierung

Übernahme eines eigenen Projektes mit Verantwortung für folgende Aufgaben (nach Einarbeitung):

  • Eigenständige Kultivierung von HEK-Blue ™ -2-Zellen
  • Erkennung von Mykoplasmen über Tolllike Receptor 2 (TLR2)
  • Transkriptionsfaktoren; TLR2 Signalkaskade im Überstand unterschiedlichster Zelllinien


Arbeiten im Team
Vergütung als Minijob

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Nanion Technologies GmbH, China

5) Application Scientist - Shanghai, China

Due to our continued growth Nanion Technologies China is seeking an Application Scientist to support our electrophysiological-instruments customers. These instruments are used within research, drug discovery and safety pharmacology. As a member of our Chinese team, you will work with technical and application support on Nanion’s automated patch clamp platforms. You will also contribute in sales and marketing activities including product demonstrations, installations, training and trade show participation.

Nanion Technologies is a rapidly-growing instrumentation company offering automated ion channel screening workstations serving both industry and academic research institutions. Nanion has several product families consisting of instruments, software and consumables for automated electrophysiology, bilayer recording technology and cell monitoring.

This position is located in Shanghai, China.

Primary Functions

  • You’ll be responsible for equipment installation, user training, product maintenance and further activities related to these.
  • You will perform product demonstrations, pre-sale technical support and product promotion.
  • You’ll also be involved in sales and marketing. This will include participating in exhibitions and other marketing-related activities.

Your Qualifications

  • A technical engineering master’s degree or above.
  • An electrophysiology background and familiar with various skills related to patch clamp experiments (you should have done electrophysiology experiments independently at the graduate stage)
  • You should be familiar with cell culture technology.
  • Knowledge in areas of cardiovascular research will be an added advantage.
  • English language skills are a plus.
  • Frequent travel is required.

You can expect to get intensive training at our headquarters in Munich, Germany

To Apply: Please send your Cover Letter and CV to

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Andy Di by phone +86 135 0129 6035

Application deadline: As soon as possible.

About Nanion Technologies

Nanion Technologies is a leading provider of instrumentation for ion channel drug discovery and screening. Founded in 2002, Nanion has grown over the last 17 years to a company with over 100 employees worldwide. With headquarters in Munich, Germany, Nanion has subsidiaries in the USA, Japan, China and Denmark, as well as distribution partners in seven other countries. Nanion’s team has developed and successfully established four generations of sophisticated automated patch clamp instruments, from medium to high throughput, addressing applications in ion channel research and drug discovery (Port-a-Patch, Patchliner and SyncroPatch product families). Further product lines enable cell monitoring and cardiotoxicity screening (CardioExcyte 96), parallel bilayer recordings (Orbit family), and detection of electrogenic membrane transporter activity (SURFE²R).

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