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At Phenom-World, we believe breakthroughs happen when complex nanotechnology is made intuitive, easier to use and brought within reach. As the leading global supplier of desktop scanning electron microscopes, our aim is to make imaging and analysis at the nanoscale available to every scientist in every lab. That’s why we invest our time and effort into developing high-quality electron microscope solutions that are functionally rich, yet simple to use. Because our mission is to create technology that has a real impact on how people work. This takes innovative thinking, collaborative working and an entrepreneurial attitude. At our home in the high tech region of Eindhoven in The Netherlands, we have a group of passionate people who are given the freedom they need to innovate. Plus a highly skilled team of specialists in more than 40 countries who can provide support on a global scale. Cooperation and co-creation are key to our success. We work closely with our partners to ensure they have the latest technologies, state-of-the-art equipment and applications for imaging and analysis. So they can get fast and accurate results and achieve more in nanotechnology. Phenom-World has around 55 employees and we are growing rapidly. 

Role description

Phenom-World located in Eindhoven has a vacancy for a


Applications & Product Specialist

Phenom-World is the leading global supplier of desktop scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and analysis solutions. Our SEM-based systems are used worldwide in a broad range of markets and applications. We continuously invest, develop and integrate our products to help customers improve their user-experience, return-on-investment, time-to-data, and to increase and improve system functionality. 

Since January 2018 we are part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science. 

We are looking for a highly motivated Applications & Product Specialist who will strengthen our team, currently consisting of 4 international Applications & Products Specialists and a Software Applications Engineer. 

Job description
You will become the specialist in working with the different Phenom desktop scanning electron microscopes. As an Applications & Product Specialist you will have various responsibilities towards the Sales, Product and R&D departments, such as gathering, converting and testing user requirements into new product updates or developments. You will also be supporting our distributors in positioning and selling our products. Finally, you will interact with end customers on a regular basis to optimize our technology for their applications. 

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Give technical & commercial product support (mail, online, on site) towards our distributors
  • Provide product related technical info for marketing and training purposes
  • Conduct parts of the sales/application training, in house or at the customer site
  • Test new product software and hardware developments
  • Recognize potential new applications or market needs
  • Provide user specifications for product improvements or new products towards product management


  • Successfully completed a technical study, Bachelor or Master degree (Higher Education or University) in: applied science, material science & engineering, mechatronics, biotechnology or a related discipline.
  • Preferably experience in converting and driving customer requests into product development (in close contact with the product manager).
  • Willingness to dive into a wide variation of other application oriented disciplines, such as biology, surface science, mineralogy, etc.
  • Preferably a few years of working experience.
  • Training experience e.g. student supervision or seminars
  • Technical writing skills for writing scientific materials for commercial purpose
  • Team player with cultural awareness.
  • Fluent in English and preferably Dutch.
  • Willingness and ability to travel worldwide(~25%).

You will be located at the head-quarters of Phenom-World in Eindhoven. 

What do we offer

  • We have a talented group of passionate people whose daily enjoyment is as important as the work itself. We give our people the space and freedom they need to innovate and that is what makes us unique. You will feel “free to achieve”.
  • A pleasant company culture with corporate values of engagement, entrepreneurship and working together.
  • Plenty of room for your own initiative and professional development.
  • The opportunity to shape and be part of one of the fastest-growing hi-tech companies in The Netherlands.
  • Not a single boring working day.
  • A competitive set of employment terms, based on the CAO Metalektro, 27 holidays, 13 ADV days and a profit sharing scheme.
  • Every day all our departments come together to enjoy a company-served lunch.
  • A fulltime position, 40 hours a week.

More information
For more information about our company, you can also check out our website www.phenom-world.com

Check the video’s to get more insight in what it means to work on our desktop scanning electron microscopes. These are being produced in the cleanroom of our supplier in Eindhoven. 

Are you interested?
I’m looking forward to hearing from you! Please send your motivation letter and resume via our online application form

Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

Keywords: Application Specialist, Product Specialist, Product Support, Commercial Helpdesk, Technical Helpdesk, Technical applications, Application Engineering, Application Sciences, Technical sales specialist 

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Geplaatst door: Adver-Online B.V.
Geplaatst op: 12-03-2018
Land: The Netherlands
Regio: Noord-Holland
Dienstverband: Permanent
Expertise: 0- 2 jaar
Locatie Type: Op locatie
Opleiding: Anders
Taal: Engels
Sector: FMCG
Specialisatie: Engineering & Maintenance

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