Careers

Aquaro Histology develops innovative customer-centric products for the histology lab. Its first product, the AquaroASM, automates the transfer of paraffin-embedded sections directly from the microtome to slides. Future products that are currently under development will encompass other automation technologies for the histology lab. Our team is growing and seeking highly motivated, creative individuals. Check back frequently for future open positions.

Field Application Specialist (FAS) – Histology

Position: Field Application Specialist (FAS) – Histology
Effective: 06/08/2017
Categories: Commercial (Sales/Customer Support)
Experience: Mid-Level
Employment Type: Full time – Salary
Work Remotely:
Midwest Territory – No
New England & West Coast Territories – Yes

Description: Aquaro Histology Inc. is seeking smart, motivated, energetic, team-oriented individuals to assist with product sales and support. We are a startup company in Ann Arbor, MI developing, manufacturing and selling products & devices to streamline histology. We are releasing an automated section mounting device that, when paired with a microtome, automates the tissue sectioning and slide mounting process.
The Field Application Specialist position will be responsible for providing scientific expertise, applications support and training to customers of Aquaro Histology’s product line through a variety of interfaces including in-person, phone and email communications. The position will partner with sales representatives in the field, as well as the marketing and support team, to deliver product specific pre- and post-sales support, enabling the adoption and implementation of Aquaro products.
An ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, comfort and confidence interacting with customers, diversified knowledge of Anatomical Pathology, along with significant firsthand work experience in research and clinical histology laboratories.
A successful candidate will conduct impactful product demonstrations, act as a trusted expert to our customers, work closely with Sales, Marketing and Service management to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty, help drive continued success of the business and the timely achievement of team and company goals.

Key Responsibilities: Responsible for pre- and post-sales support for Aquaro product sales in the field of Histology with a minimum of technical or administrative guidance and oversight. Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse set of customers and internal stakeholders of the company and work collaboratively across different functional teams.

Pre-Sales Support

Organize and perform product demonstrations at customer sites, providing training and technical support during customer evaluations
Collaborate with potential customers and Sales Representatives to identify and develop solutions and strategies to meet customer specific goals
Act as a source of technical expertise in Histology and the Aquaro product line
Network with customers and provide feedback to Product Development and the Marketing Team on customer requirements for product enhancements, new applications and new products
Represent company at trade shows and vendor shows presenting company products and gather information

Post-Sales Support

Provide remote and on-site start-up application support for new users
Perform new product installations and new user training as needed
Provide product and application information, answer customer inquiries and escalate complaints in a timely manner as necessary
Liaise with Service to provide troubleshooting support to customers in the field
Report regularly on customer and technical activities in the field, providing continuous updates to customer contact information and relevant technical or product use information

General

Maintain updated scientific knowledge, staying current on scientific trends in histology and advancements in the industry
Assist with generation and qualification of sales leads
Assist Marketing, Service and Development teams with development of product, technical support and application documentation; may include lab work and data analysis
Accountable for proper management of expenses, scheduling and tracking of activities
Effective and comfortable working remotely

Required Qualifications:

Associate Degree or greater in a life sciences or related discipline is required
Minimum of 7 years’ work experience within Life Sciences is required
Minimum of 4 years’ work experience as a bench Histotechnician or Histotechnologist (or equivalent) with strong skills and experience with paraffin embedded tissue sectioning, mounting and staining
Lab experience with operations under regulatory and/or ISO control
Experience and success in a customer facing role
(may substitute with experience providing technical or scientific support to an internal audience)
Energetic personality, excited by a small company and a dynamic role
Willingness and capability to travel an estimated 40 – 60 %, including overnight stays
Able to move and handle demo equipment, coordinate shipping of products, and lift 30 pounds (Required to conduct on-site demonstrations)
Valid Driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or greater in a life sciences or related discipline
ASCP Certification as Histotechnician or Histotechnologist – not required but helpful
Lab experience in both a clinical and research setting
Work experience in the Pre-Analytical Tissue Diagnostics Industry
Nimble, capable of working in a fast-paced environment, and able to demonstrate a sense of urgency
Experience effectively managing schedule, external meetings and negotiating schedule conflicts

Positions Available: 3

City/Location of Position(s):
Ann Arbor, Michigan
San Diego or San Francisco
Boston or New York City

Zip Code of Job Location(s):
48108 – Ann Arbor
92102 / 94102 – San Diego / San Francisco
02110 / 10007 – Boston / New York City

Region(s):
Midwest/Michigan, USA
New England, USA
West Coast, USA

Salary/Wage Range: Salary commensurate with experience/education

How to apply: Email your resume and cover letter to jobs (at) aquarobio (dot) com

Firmware Engineer

Position: Firmware Engineer
Effective: 06/19/2017
Categories: Research and Development
Experience: Mid-Level
Employment Type: Full time – Salary
Location: HQ in Ann Arbor, MI
Report to: Chief Technology Officer

Description:
Aquaro Histology Inc. is seeking a smart, motivated, team-oriented individual with specific firmware experience to become part of our R&D Team. We are a startup company in Ann Arbor, MI developing, manufacturing and selling products & devices to streamline histology. We are releasing an automated section mounting device that, when paired with a microtome, automates the tissue sectioning and slide mounting process.

Responsibilities:
Develop code base to run bench top electromechanical instrumentation
Document code, including theory of operation, architecture, and communication protocols
Assist with writing test protocols for V&V activity
Manage version control environment
Assist with I/O decisions on electrical schematics

Personnel Management:
Oversee consultant work on user interface
Qualifications / Critical Competencies
B.S. EE, Comp E, Computer Science, or similar
C-based IDE programming environment
Real-time embedded systems experience with motion actuators
Familiarity with Microchip’s PIC processor preferred
At least 3 years of relevant experiences

Salary/Wage Range: Salary commensurate with experience/education

How to apply: Email your resume and cover letter to jobs (at) aquarobio (dot) com