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Application Specialist - Microbiology (for Southern Africa distributor countries)

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Customer Service

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) intended for clinical and industrial applications, which determine the origin of a disease or a contamination to improve the health of patients and insure consumer safety.

bioMérieux is present in 44 countries and serves more than 160 countries with the support of a large network of distributors. Its corporate headquarters are located in Marcy l’Étoile, near Lyon, in France.

Joining bioMérieux is choosing to be a part of an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanist corporate culture.

Our Company offers numerous opportunities for professional development. You want to  help save lives across the globe? Join the 12,000 employees of bioMérieux!




The Application Specialist will provide technical support, training, troubleshooting, Instrument updates or upgrade, contribution to technical components of RFP’s/Tenders/Proposals  and consultation to internal and external customers (end-user and subsidiary) for diagnostic test systems marketed by bioMérieux. 


What will be your mission?


  • The application specialist will provide technical support, training, troubleshooting and software upgrades for bioMerieux microbiology equipment

  • Drive install base consumption by end user

  • Drive cross-selling initiatives

  • Contribute to sales & profitability initiatives

  • Contribute to technical components Tenders / Proposals

  • Support distributors in building pipelines and closing deals

  • Identify distributor and customer training requirements

  • Set up micro centres of excellence in each country

  • Significant travel to Southern Africa distributor countries (Botswana, Namibia, Eswatini, Lesotho, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau)


Who are you?



  • Minimum  of 10 years of experience as a Micro MedTech / Micro lab manager at NHLS or a private pathology lab

  • Previous experience working on Vitek, Bact/ALERT and other micro equipment

  • Previous experience as an Application Specialist an a diagnostics environment

  • Previous experience working with distributors in Southern Africa




Working at bioMérieux means being involved long term with a pioneering, visionary and constantly growing company that allows its employees to live a stimulating and inspiring experience in a fulfilling work environment

Our internal mobility policy offers numerous opportunities for each of our 12 000 employees to blossom throughout their career, while respecting each employee’s individual talents as well as their personal and professional development.

At bioMérieux, over 200 professions - both scientific and non-scientific - offer our employees the opportunity to broaden their fields of expertise and develop cross-functional careers. We provide a rewarding experience in an international company that brings together talents from diverse backgrounds, thus fostering a daily aspiration to go beyond the limits.

Helping improve public health around in the world : our mission gives purpose to every profession practiced within the company.

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.

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