Life Sciences Product Specialist

Ted Pella, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the microscopy supplies and instrumentation field. The Life Sciences Product Specialist is responsible for product development and support as well as sales and marketing and R&D activities of all kinds related to Life Sciences. This position works closely with and reports to the Vice President of Marketing & Sales.

Job Description:

  • Develop and grow sales of TEM life science-related products, including products for Cryo-EM applications, Gold and other Nanoparticle lines, and Neuroscientific lines.
  • Keeps current with cutting edge technologies and share these updates within the relevant internal staff.
  • Be engaged in life science product development, both for items we design and manufacture as well as those we resell.
  • Generate manuals, updates and technical notes for instruments to support customers and our website.
  • Generate information and compose/improve product descriptions for ads and our web site.
  • Manage product quotation activities with customer follow up to generate sales.
  • Develop sales forecasts for applicable product groups.
  • Assist customers with applications and product questions.
  • Manage trade show preparations and represent the company at trade shows.
  • Collaborate with team members on product applications and product development.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Life Sciences or related field required.
  • Looking for 5 years Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) laboratory experience, instrument use and knowledge of TEM specimen preparation techniques, including experience with nanotechnology.
  • The ideal candidate has also done basic TEM service including changing filaments and associated types of service.
  • Cryo-EM experience preferred.
  • Neuroscientific research experience preferred.
  • Light microscopy experience preferred.
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) lab experience is a plus.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and leading meetings.
  • Prior customer relations experience is preferred.
  • 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.
  • This position is a full time “on-site” position located in Redding, CA.
  • Must be authorized to work in U.S. Work visa sponsorship is not available.
  • Must successfully pass background check and drug test prior to employment.


This position is paid a competitive base salary with commission opportunity, and includes a generous medical, dental and life insurance, 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 50 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. Ted Pella is an equal opportunity employer.

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 small city life with plenty of shopping, restaurants and culture, nestled within an incredible rural recreational setting.

To apply please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to : [email protected]