Life Sciences Product Specialist (Histology)

Ted Pella, Inc., a worldwide leader in the microscopy supplies and instrumentation field, is seeking candidates for a Life Sciences Product Specialist (LSPS) focused in Histology. This position is responsible for Life Science product development and support activities, sales and marketing, and R&D activities related to the Life Sciences. This position works closely with other LSPS staff, the Life Sciences Product Manager and Vice President of Marketing & Sales to achieve their goals

Job Duties:

  • Develop and grow sales of our Life Science specimen preparation products including:
    • Life science supplies for Histology
    • IHC and staining related products and sales
    • Light Microscope (LM) supplies
  • Keeps current with market trends and cutting edge technologies as well as use of existing technologies.
  • Develop new ideas for products.
  • Be engaged in Life Science product development for items we design and manufacture as well as those we resell.
  • Collaborate with our Graphics department for Life Science new product photography, video production, brochure development, social media messaging, web placement, trade show signage, and other related marketing collateral.
  • Manage product quotation activities related to Life Science products with customer follow up to generate sales.
  • Develop sales forecasts for the relevant product groups.
  • Assist customers with Life Science technical questions.
  • Manage assigned Life Science-related trade show preparations and represent the company at those trade shows as part of a team.
  • Collaborate with team members and outside parties on development of products and applications.
  • Create and update operator manuals and technical notes for applications and instruments to support Life Science customers and our website.

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelors’ Degree in Biological Sciences or related field required.
  • An HT or HTL certification is required
  • Minimum of 5 years of Histology experience including specimen preparation and imaging experience.
  • Knowledge in several of the following is useful:
    • Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
    • Immunofluorescence
    • Knowledgeable in the use of different types of microtomes: Vibratory slicer, rotary microtome, cryostat, and ultramicrotome
    • Tissue Processing and general sample preparation for both electron microscopy and light microscopy
    • Lab Instrumentation
    • Laboratory Consumables
  • Knowledgeable in one or more of the following areas is desirable:
    • Neuroscience
    • Immunology
  • Cryo-EM and Immuno EM experience is desirable.
  • Knowledgeable with the various areas of Light microscopy, with practical hands-on experience preferred.
  • Experience with presenting and leading small group meetings is desirable.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate on a team.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, manage projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate with co-workers and build relationships with clients.
  • Superior attention to details and problem diagnosis and solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate in the English language fluently for writing and speaking.
  • Proficient in current versions of Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and other standard office technology.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time to trade shows, clients, workshops, customers and laboratories.
  • This position is a full time “in-person/in-office” position located in Redding, CA.
  • Must be authorized to work in U.S. without sponsorship.


Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and/or as needed on weekends and evenings for attending tradeshows and traveling.


Annual salary range is $79,733 - $111,626 plus an excellent benefit package. Pay rate is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include a generous medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plan, a 401(k) plan with Company match, paid vacation, sick, and holidays.

About the Company:

Ted Pella, Inc. has been serving the global microscopy community with instrumentation and supplies for over 56 years. We have been in Redding, CA for over 37 years. We sell to the entire USA and all around the world both directly and through a large distributor network. We are a healthy company, growing even throughout uncertain economic times. Visit our web site at We are a family-owned and operated Company, with a professional and friendly atmosphere.

About the Location:

We are situated in beautiful Redding, CA, an area well-known for outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and snow sports. We are surrounded by National Parks, the second-largest reservoir in CA, and plenty of mountains, lakes and streams. Our area offers a nice balance of smaller city life with plenty of shopping, restaurants and culture, all nestled within an incredible rural recreational setting.

To Apply:

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. Final candidates must successfully pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen and background check. To apply please send a cover letter, a complete resume and your salary requirements via email to [email protected].