Molecular Biology Sales Specialist - Southern England

Oakhurst Executive Selection
27000.00 GBP Annual
27 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Molecular Biology Sales Specialist - Southern England

My client is a leading supply and distribution company for the life sciences industry within the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company supplies laboratory testing products and equipment to a variety of routine and research life-science laboratory segments including Hospital, academia, and industry.

Overview of the Position:

The Molecular Biology Sales Specialist is a field based, customer facing role covering the Southern UK region (Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Essex, Surrey, Kent, South Wales etc.)

The role requires a person capable of demonstrating and communicating a high level of technical understanding to prospective clients and therefore knowledge of molecular biology techniques and technologies is essential.

Products within the molecular biology portfolio often require a consultative sales approach, frequently requiring dealing with key decision makers, i.e. Procurement Managers, Laboratory Managers, Department Heads & Post-doctoral researchers within University, Pharma, Biotech, Clinical & life science research institutes and laboratories.

The role requires a person who is confident with hands-on performance of laboratory techniques within the molecular biology laboratory environment, and has good interpersonal skills.

A large proportion of the role will involve customer facing activities such as: performing product presentations and product demonstrations to prospective customers.

As the Molecular Biology Sales Specialist you will be a motivated & highly driven candidate, possessing excellent communication and organisational skills, a very dynamic individual.

The ideal candidate could currently be working in a laboratory/research based role & have experience in areas/techniques such as: PCR, Electrophoresis, ELISA, Pipetting, Cell Culture, DNA extraction, DNA Sequencing, Southern or Western Blotting etc. Motivated and driven to move into a scientific sales role. The role might suit somebody from a Molecular Biology/Cancer Research back-ground, who in addition has previous customer-facing experience in direct sales, sales support or tech support.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a biological based subject to include: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology or other related degree

The primary goals of the role are to facilitate sales development of Molecular Biology products whilst at the same time advancing relationships with existing customers.

Essential Skills:

  • Minimum of BSc in a Life Sciences subject i.e. Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology or Cell Biology.

  • Full UK Driving Licence

  • Hands-on Laboratory experience (research, clinical, or industrial) in the field of Molecular Biology / Genetics : 3 - 5 years

  • Knowledge of NGS and PCR based technology and workflows

  • Must be a real determined, self-motivated, enthusiastic, articulate, well-presented person and able to convey technical information clearly and successfully.

  • Demonstrated experience in customer-facing role

  • Ability to travel within the UK and occasionally overseas.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

  • Clear vision of and commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with internal colleagues and external customers to deliver results

    Salary: Up to GBP30,000 basic + bonus package

    Location: Ideally Cambridge, Oxford, Hertfordshire, Bristol, Berkshire

    Job Code: JB 20

    Keywords : Molecular Biology, Sales, PCR, DNA amplification, DNA Extraction, Cell Biology

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