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Friday, May 27, 2011

A Worthy Cause!

On Thursday 27th May 2011 five young men from Cambridge will fly to Vancouver in Canada, to attempt to cycle the 1800 miles from Canada to the Mexican border, right the way across the USA along the west coast, in just three weeks, averaging nearly 100 miles per day.

They are raising money for two charities: the Multiple Sclerosis Charity and The Arthur Rank Hospice for terminal cancer care in Cambridge.

The participants have funded the trip entirely themselves! This is not a free holiday for them!! How do I know this? Well, one of the cyclists is indeed The Editor's son Peter. So when I say 'funded it themselves...:-(

I therefore unashamedly use this portal to generate interest in the project, and humbly urge you to look at the link below and give whatever you can - even the smallest donation will be gratefully received - safe in the knowledge that most of your donation will go to the intended charity (I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing Virgin slice off a little bit to fund Mr Branson's balloons, run their website etc)

Obviously as a parent, my first concern is that they return safely. But in the interest of helping with this worthy cause, I will report on their journey upon its completion (with a further request for support I suspect!)

If you care to donate, visit:

http://beatms.mssociety.org.uk/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1434

If you'd like to follow the rakes' progress, visit:

http://www.van-to-tij.blogspot.com/

Just Graduated? (What on Earth do I do Now??)!

Congratulations! You have reached the end of the conventional educational ladder - the end of your first degree (BSc/BA). Hopefully you have been awarded the grade you deserved, but if not, don't despair. For many employers your attitude and enthusiasm will be far more important.

Now what?

Graduates have a number of options to choose from, and you should consider carefully which one to take. You should talk to your college tutors, your parents, and anyone else whose opinion you trust, to guide you to this decision.

Broadly, the list comprises:

  • Continue with your studies (MSc/MA or PhD)
  • Find a job
  • Unemployment

The first option is only likely to be open to a small proportion of students who have achieved a 2.1 or 1st degree (there will be exceptions to this generalization). The third option is undesirable from everyone's point of view, so that leaves number two!

It is an extremely rare young person who knows what they want to do in life, and most people only find their true niche in life later, if at all. So the best plan is to get cracking on something (anything!) and plan changes as you go along.

The advantages of getting into employment as quickly as possible are:

  • Start earning income! You've probably got a student loan to pay back, and your parents have probably got plenty to spend their missing millions on, rather than their 'boomerang' offspring!
  • Employers are more impressed by people who have shown commitment to work.
  • Gets you in the habit of getting out of bed in the morning - the work routine.
  • You're more likely to encounter people who can help you in your career, than in your own bedroom!

Don't make the mistake of thinking you should wait until a job in your chosen field comes along: it may never do so, or maybe not for quite a while. There's nothing wrong (and everything right) with getting a job that gets you started, and continuing to look out for 'a proper job'. You could change jobs several times over the first five years of your working life before you acquire the label 'job-hopper'. Employers understand that it takes a while for young people to find their feet.

The vast majority of people 'fall into' long term careers by this process of trial and error, and never end up in what seemed like 'the proper job' at the outset.

OK! So you've decided to take this advice and get cracking. Now, what exactly should you do?

Attitude
Be as flexible and open minded as you possibly can be! If you are willing to take any job, anywhere, for any (reasonable) money, then you are more likely find a job than if you are not!

CV
Prepare a CV. Separate advice about how to do this can be found on our website (How to Write a Good CV, and Mock CV).

Referees
Obtain permission from two people to use them as referees. Ideally, these should include your college tutor and someone who employed you in an industrial placement during your degree, or a vacation job for example. Failing that, use a family friend who holds a professional position: doctor, lawyer, employer, for example. Include the names and contact details of your referees on your CV.

Agencies
Obtain professional help. Agencies exist to help people across the entire employment spectrum, so you should register with two sorts:
Find an agency that specializes in your chosen field and register with them. Depending on how specialized your chosen field of work is, there may only be one or two agencies that can help you in the UK.Tell them you are completely flexible about where you work, what sort of job you are offered, or how much it pays. You don't have to take the jobs you are offered, but you must have the option.

As an interim measure, register with two or three generalist agencies in your home town. It is probably best to tell them that you are really after a job in your specialist field, but that you are willing to consider any job as a stepping stone. Alternatively, you could register for temporary work, which would give you more flexibility to change jobs if you don't like the work you are given, and to go to interviews in your specialist field.

Magazines
Subscribe to professional magazines/journals relevant to the field of work you are interested in. If possible, obtain back-issues. If you cannot afford to do this, you may be able to find the publications in your local reference library.

Apply to every job that interests you. Do not worry if the advertisement asks for more experience than you have to offer. The employer may not be able to find an experienced person, and by applying you will be saving him the expense of re-advertising for a trainee in a month's time. Secondly.they may have another, unadvertised job for a trainee. Thirdly, what have you got to lose by trying?

If you have been able to obtain back issues of publications, apply to every organization that advertised the sort of jobs you are interested in, in the last year (or in fact, as far back as you like!). Write a slightly different covering letter to accompany your CV:

Dear Sir/Madam, I noticed that in last January's issue of The Widget that you were advertising for a Widget Engineer. This is exactly the sort of job I am looking for. If you have any current or forthcoming vacancies for Trainee Widget Engineers, then I would be very interested to meet you. I enclose a CV for your consideration.

Do not worry about doing this: they might not have filled the job, or they might have filled the job, but the new person didn't work out very well, or they might have a new position. Again, what have you got to lose?

Internet
If you have access to the worldwide web (preferably on broadband, with unlimited access), scour the internet for information and potential job opportunities.

Cold Calling!
Either using the internet, your local library/reference books, or your own knowledge of the field you are interested in, identify all the organizations you believe might have job opportunities for you. If you can, find out the name of the managing director. Failing that, find out the name of another departmental manager, or as a last resort, the Personnel/Human Resources Manager. If you cannot find the name of any of the managers on the website or the literature, you could telephone the switchboard and ask for the name of the managing director. If you are asked why you want to know, explain that you are looking for employment and you would like to send him a letter. You may be told that there are no vacancies; don't be discouraged, send your CV with a covering letter to The Managing Director anyway. He may have plans to hire, that the switchboard person is unaware of! Send your CV with a covering letter to (if possible) a named manager.

Dear Mr Jones, I have graduated this year in Widget Engineering, and I am looking to commence a career in this field. I have identified your company as one which operates in this market, and I would be very grateful if you could consider me for work within your company. I am completely flexible about the nature of work that I do, as long as it helps me develop my career in widget engineering. I am keen and enthusiastic, and a very hard worker. Please contact me if you have any opportunities for me, otherwise I will telephone you in two weeks if I haven't heard from you before then.

If the last line seems a bit pushy, don't worry! Employers much prefer people who are willing to push themselves forward, and demonstrate some strength of character and the determination to succeed. You will get much better results from this approach than from the 'I look forward to hearing from you.' method.

What you don't ask for.!
If you do not hear from the person you wrote to, telephone them precisely when you said you would. If you are told 'No vacancies.' don't despair! Ask when further recruitment is planned (and put such dates in your diary to follow up on later), and ask if the person you are speaking to if he knows anyone else who might be recruiting staff. In most cases you will be told 'No', but every now and again you will be given a valid lead!

http://www.seltekconsultants.co.uk/just_graduated.html

Technical Sales Representative - Cell Separation - South East UK - to £30K (£36K OTE)

An exciting opportunity has arisen, for an enthusiastic individual to join a highly successful sales team in a major biotech company. The company is renowned for providing products and services for biomedical research and cellular therapy; having created the gold standard method in magnetic cell separation.
The company is looking for a Technical Sales Representative to maintain a key territory covering North London, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. You must live within the territory.
You will be field based and able to handle existing customer accounts, as well as the ability to develop new business. Your scientific background will enable you to demonstrate all of the company's products and provide strong technical support to customers.

You should be qualified to at least degree level in immunology or other biomedical or biological subject, with cell separation experience preferable. The successful candidate will be a well organised individual, with good interpersonal skills and some commercial flair. Previous sales experience or immunology/haematological laboratory experience is preferable.

In return for your efforts, the position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualification , an on-target bonus scheme, benefits and a company car. It is also a great opportunity to join a friendly team and an industry leader in cell separation.

Job Ref: 8255

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Development Engineer - Nano-Scale Imaging - South East UK - to £50K

A small but growing nano-scale imaging company in the South of England requires a development engineer to deliver exciting new imaging products to the market. The employees of this company work together in a collaborative manner and require someone able to join the team environment.

This role will involve development of instrument control, developing tests for the hardware, working with vendors to develop the hardware and get parts made to specification. The successful candidate will also generate documentation for the product including assembly instructions and customer documentation.

The successful candidate will have a physics or engineering degree and experience working as a development engineer with some experience developing code using Labview and C/C++/.NET.

Job Ref: 8253

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

European Marketing Manager - Genotyping and Cytogenetics - South East UK - to £50K (£60K OTE)

An excellent opportunity has become available due to internal promotion within a highly innovative life science company who are leaders within their chosen field of expertise. The company are keen to recruit a European Marketing Manager to support an existing product range and to ensure successful launches of new products within the genotyping and cytogenetics arena.

You will be developing and implementing tactical marketing plans for this product group, support sales and support functions and influence key opinion leaders within the market. You will be expected to gather competitor knowledge and identify trends within the diagnostics market to ensure the business stays ahead of customer needs.

The successful candidate will be a life science graduate with research experience or higher level qualifications with strong technical knowledge in the genomics market relating to the diagnostics industry. Previous marketing experience within the molecular diagnostics market is desirable however those with the market knowledge gained through a sales role now looking to move into a marketing role should still apply. This is a great opportunity to join a growing company within a highly active and creative European marketing group, call us soon to find out more.

Job Ref: 8252

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Account Manager - Life Science - Scotland - to £30K (£36K OTE)

We are excited to announce that one of our favourite life science companies is expanding due to continued and explosive sales growth (over 80% in the last 3 years!!) From our experience of working with them over the last decade we have seen that they have a great product portfolio with niche products that excite the customers and most importantly the team/working environment is brilliant. They listen to your opinions, and they are one of the few companies where as an individual you can make a difference to the way the business runs. The staff turnover is negligible. This role is open due to expansion and the opportunity for career development is most definitely available.

The role itself will involve managing sales within the Scotland and Ireland region for an innovative portfolio of products in the cellular biology, immunology and molecular biology arena. The majority of accounts are prestigious academic centres and not for profit research centres. There are a number of well established accounts, including Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities yet there is still plenty of room for further development.

The successful candidate will be a graduate or have a higher level qualification in a relevant subject ideally along with some life science sales experience. Those with internal sales or technical support experience looking for the next step in their careers should contact us. Excellent communication skills and an entrepreneurial spirit are essential. This company is working exclusively with us so do contact us soon to discuss this role in confidence.

Job Ref: 8251

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Account Manager - Life Science - South East UK - to £36K (£46K OTE)

This is an outstanding opportunity to join one of the most recognised brands within the life science industry. The company is keen to recruit an Account Manager who will be responsible for managing a very active region in and around Cambridge. This territory is a high profile region with several key customers; the region is well mapped out and is currently on target.

You will be expected to maintain and grow sales within the region for a range of molecular biology research-orientated kits and consumables.

The successful candidate will be a life science graduate with research experience or have a higher level qualification in the molecular biology research arena. Previous commecial experience would be desirable but this is not essential, those looking to move away from pure research into a technically focused sales role with a recognised technology leader should still contact us. The company can offer a structured training programme to ensure your success along with regular support from an experienced sales manager and colleagues working in the same region. There is an excellent caereer path to follow with multiple opportunities for long term career growth within this internationally recognised company, to discuss this role in detail contact us soon.

Job Ref: 8250

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Trainee MarComs Specialist - Life Science - South East UK - to £25K

Summary:
This is an excellent opportunity for a life science graduate who is self-motivated, with good writing skills and keen to get into a marketing role. It's a great opportunity with a small company which specialises in image analysis and data processing solutions for the scientific research industry.

The Role:
The role is office based in East Anglia. You will be responsible for reviewing and refreshing company literature, improving the website content, writing product manuals and communicating with customers to produce case studies. You will focus on promoting the products and identifying marketing opportunities.
You need to have an interest in science, as you will be responsible for keeping up to date on developments and regulations within the industry

The Candidate:
The ideal candidate will be a life science graduate with excellent writing skills who is keen to get into a marketing role. You will need to be a proactive, autonomous worker. As it is a small company you will have the opportunity to gain experience in many aspects of the business and the company will tailor the role and progression opportunities depending on your strengths.

If you are a motivated graduate and you are keen to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Kristina on 01279 657716 or kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8249

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Account Manager - Innovative Laboratory Instruments - Scotland - to £32K (£42K OTE)

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a manufacturer of innovative laboratory instruments and consumables which is expanding due to continued sales growth! The company was established six years ago by an extremely knowledgeable team, the members of which know their market exceptionally well. The company has expanded through organic sales growth and now enjoys a global presence with direct sales offices in Europe and the US.

Due to this continued growth they are now keen to recruit an Account Manager in Scotland. They have some existing business there, but most importantly have identified that there is great potential for significant sales growth in this area, hence this planned expansion! The role will require first rate sales skills to develop this region, and you should be confident in demonstrating products and be highly motivated to increase sales in this area.

The successful candidate will be a life science graduate with some previous life science sales experience in Scotland and a strong track record of sales growth. You will be supported by a wonderful team which will genuinely be able to ensure your success: if you have the energy and drive, they can provide you with the technical training and market knowledge to help you be very successful. The company offers a competitive salary along with commission on every sale you generate. This includes sales from existing customers! Call us soon to find out more about this great opportunity.

Job Ref: 8248

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Applications Scientist - Genomic Research Instrumentation - South East UK - to £38K (£40K OTE)

A leading manufacturer of genomic research instrumentation and associated products is expanding its technical support team and is keen to recruit an Applications Scientist based from their office in the South East of the UK.

You will provide technical support and trouble shooting advice on their systems, and you will also be involved in training customers and other members of the team on the platform technology and associated software. This is predominantly an office based position requiring frequent telephone and e-mail contact with customers and colleagues.

The successful candidate will be a life science graduate with research experience or have a higher level qualification having gained practical hands-on experience with sequencing technology and the bioinformatics associated with sequencing technology for the analysis of the data. A second European language, ideally German, is essential along with excellent interpersonal skills. To discuss this role in detail contact us soon.

Job Ref: 8247

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Account Manager - Germany & Benelux - Genomics - to €70K (€120K OTE)

A growing life science company that has been at the fore front of its chosen technical area of expertise is expanding its commercial team in Europe due to investment and expansion of a specific product portfolio within the functional genomics arena.

The role will involve managing existing accounts and developing sales further within Germany and the BeNeLux area, you will liase with key opinion leaders and influence the uptake of innovative concepts and technologies. The customer focus will be pharmaceutical, biotech and clinical customers involved in gene expression and functional genomics.

The successful candidsate will be a life science graduate with a good understanding of the molecular/cellular biology research field, previous life science sales experience to the customer base is essential. You will need to be able to demonstrate a track record of implementing strategic and tactical sales plans to grow sales revenue in targeted customer accounts. To discuss this role in greater detail contact us in confidence.

Job Ref: 8246

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Marketing Assistant - French Speaking - Diagnostics - Scotland - to £19K

This is an excellent opportunity to work for an award winning, medium sized diagnostics company.

The company sells a wide range of novel diagnostic kits used to test contaminants, toxins and pathogens in food and agricultural products. They are continually developing novel kits, and are investing heavily in microbiology testing.

You will provide administrative support and assistance to the marketing division, as well as coordinating and supporting all divisions with the logistics and materials required for all events / trade shows and exhibitions.

You will help support all divisions with marketing literature, direct mail, advertising exhibition materials, market research, press releases and cross divisional campaigns and help to maintain press folders and press releases
You will need to be fluent in French, both spoken and written

If you have experience in a similar role outside the industry and have a scientific degree, then I would like to hear from you.
Interested? Please email Kristina at kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk or call 01279 657716

Job Ref: 8245

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Technical Sales Specialist - Germany - Diagnostic Kits

This is an excellent opportunity to work for an award winning, medium sized diagnostics company.

The company sells a wide range of novel diagnostic kits used to test contaminants, toxins and pathogens in food and agricultural products. They are continually developing novel kits, and are investing heavily in microbiology testing.
This role will give you the opportunity to sell diagnostic kits, consumables and a small amount of capital equipment. The role will be office based in Scotland, with the chance to travel to Germany to meet with your clients on a regular basis.
You will join a team of three other sales people dedicated to Germany, and be given your own territory to manage. You will be responsible for developing and growing your own territory but be given strong training and support from your colleagues.
You will be fully product trained, and be given sales training if needs be.

Who are we looking for?

You can either be an experienced sales person selling into the right area, they can be flexible on salary depending on experience. A biology based BSc will be required.
Or: if you have a strong science background, and really want to develop a career in sales, then please also apply, as they are happy to train the candidate on sales techniques, but you must be a good communicator and possess the drive to work in sales.

You must be fluent in German.

Interested? Please email Kristina at kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk or call 01279 657716

Job Ref: 8244

Microbiology Sales Specialist - France

This is an excellent opportunity to work for an award winning, medium sized diagnostics company. This company is investing heavily in their microbiology product range.

The company sells a wide range of novel diagnostic kits used to test contaminants, toxins and pathogens in food and agricultural products. They are continually developing novel kits, and are investing continuously in microbiology testing. This role will work exclusively on their growing microbiology diagnostic market.
The role will give you the opportunity to sell diagnostic kits, consumables and a small amount of capital equipment. The role will be office based in the UK, with the chance to travel to France to meet with your clients on a regular basis. You will be the product specialist for the microbiology products, and work on expanding this highly invested area throughout France.
You will be fully product trained, and be given sales training if needs be.

Who are we looking for?

Either: you may be a an experienced sales person selling into the right area - they can be flexible on salary depending on experience. Microbiology understanding will be required.
Or: if you have a strong microbiology background (in particular, testing for microbe contamination in samples) and really want to develop a career in sales, then please also apply, as they are happy to train the candidate in sales, you must be a good communicator and possess the drive to work in sales.

You must be fluent in French.

Interested? Please email Kristina at kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk or call 01279 657716

Job Ref: 8243

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Software Developer - Scientific Test Data - South East UK - to £28K

A small company that develops software systems for the acquisition and management of scientific test data is looking to recruit a Software Developer to join their team in East Anglia.
They are looking for a graduate to join the team in a computing/IT role, focusing on web and product development. You will primarily be helping to improve the online presence and assisting development of their products and internal systems.
There are several web-based systems that need constantly building upon, including the main company website and internal systems for project management, document control etc.
You will take on much of the responsibility for developing these further. There will also be opportunities to contribute to product developments. This could range from assisting with development on web and desktop applications to creating data reporting systems using SQL.
Whilst computer skills are central to the role, a computer science degree is not essential if you have developed relevant skills whilst studying a different discipline. You will have experience of writing XHTML/CSS code and using object-oriented programming languages such as PHP.
Please contact Kristina on kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk or 01279 657716

Job Ref: 8241

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Area Manager - Lab Equipment - Midlands / South UK - to £34K (£44K OTE)

A leading international laboratory and process technology company is keen to recruit an Area Manager to join its sales team due to the continued sales growth of the company.

The role will involve selling a broad range of consumables and bench top laboratory equipment to biotech, pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage laboratories .

The company is keen to hire an enthusiastic individual with a positive outlook who will be proactive in generating new business. It is essential that you already live within the territory of Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham to North Wales. Ideally you will have experience selling consumables or chemicals and know the territory. Those who have a laboratory background and are committed to moving into a sales and can demonstrate genuine drive and tenacity should still contact us.
The company can offer full product and sales training along with an open ended commission scheme that rewards over achievers. They have a strong brand presence in the market which will help ensure that the sales targets are very achievable! Call us soon to find out more

Job Ref: 8213

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Academic Account Manager SE Germany & Austria - Molecular Biology - to €50K (€95K OTE)

A highly innovative leader in their chosen field of expertise is expanding its commercial team in mainland Europe and is keen to recruit an Academic Account Manager in SE Germany and Austria ideally based in Munich.

The role will involve managing a number of established accounts and growing sales within the region further for a well recognised range of instruments, kits and services within the genomics research area. You will be supported by a highly proactive European marketing team and field applications team. The company is recognised as being innovative, and are commonly regarded as a leader within the market.

The successful candidate will be a life science graduate with a good understanding of molecular biology techniques. Previous field sales experience within the life science arena is essential, and good knowledge of the academic customer base in the region would be highly beneficial. The company can offer an uncapped and generous bonus scheme along with long term career development opportunities.

Job Ref: 8239

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

International Sales - Laser Products - North West UK - to £50K (£75K OTE)

Rapidly expanding laser products manufacturer with exciting growth plans. The business is there, the R&D, manufacturing and support is in place, now the company need your selling skills to help them grow!

The role will be selling to selected international territories and will involve the sale of the company's range of lasers and systems. Based mainly from the head office in the North West you will have the chance to develop international sales experience. Approximately 1 week per month travel will be required in the territory - this will be defined depending on the candidates skills, previous sales experience and/or language skills.

If you have a relevant degree background such as physics, optics or engineering and have technical sales experience (this can be from a variety of industries) then we would like to speak with you. Sales experience is essential, a 2nd language would be a big advantage but not a must-have.

A generous salary package is on offer + OTE bonus scheme - salary is dependent on experience.

Please call Jonathan Pearse on 01279 657716 - or email jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8234

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Medical Representative - Diagnostic Instrumentation - UK - to £38K (£45K OTE)

This global company is looking to hire two medical representatives to join their diagnostic team in the UK.
Territory 1: Southern England (to be based north of the M4)
Territory 2: North West England (Liverpool/Wirral area)

This is a new position created specifically to promote diagnostic instrumentation to primary and secondary care. You will work exclusively for a leading diagnostic company, who are market leaders with a well-known, global brand.

You will promote these instruments to obstetrics and gynaecology consultants in hospitals, as well as key opinion leaders and GP specialists.

You will need to be a dynamic individual who is open minded and flexible. They are looking for someone with secondary care experience (a small amount will be enough) who doesn t mind promoting to specialists in primary care.

In return, you will be given an excellent salary and bonus scheme, as well as a premium car, significantly outside the norm for this level of role! You will also benefit from an excellent pension scheme, healthcare, gym membership and much more!

Job Ref: 8233

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Account Manager - Drug development - Western Europe

One of the market leading companies in preclinical and early stage drug development research products is looking to recruit an Account Manager for the West of France.

You will be responsible for achieving sales targets for all products and services into commercial mid-tier accounts. The successful candidate will be able to take a relationship-based sales approach, have excellent communication skills and commercial aptitude. You will generate account-specific sales strategies, market trend analysis and follow leads and build relationships through frequent customer contact and prospecting visits. You will be part of a global team and have technical experts to call upon to help in specific sales processes.

The successful candidate will be a life science graduate with research experience or have a higher level qualification in molecular biology with ideally around 5 years of previous life science sales experience.
You will need to speak fluent French and live within the Western France territory. A valid driving licence is required.
This is a great opportunity to join a strong brand in the research market within an established region; the business is a global business which can offer long term career opportunities.
The company offer a competitive package, including a 14 month salary, bonus, healthcare, company car, laptop and phone.

Job Ref: 8232

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Account Executive - PR & Communications - UK - to £22K

An established PR-led marketing communications agency for science, technology and healthcare markets, is interested in hiring an Account Executive (copy writing).

Although an entry level position, the role is designed to give experience of a broad range of PR practice. The role provides an opportunity to expand on existing knowledge of the basics of PR, and enhance existing skills to develop real expertise. It is designed to ensure that the Executive gains the necessary skills that you will need to progress to the next level.
The successful candidate will pay attention to detail, be able to work to a deadlines and work both independantly as well as part of a team. You will also be required to keep abreast of current affairs and potential impacting areas.

A Bsc or equivelant degree is required and some previous PR/ Marcomms experience is preferable. In return you be well remunerated and have the opportunity to work as part of a small and friendly team, in a rapidly expanding company.

Job Ref: 8186

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Account Manager - Molecular Biology Research - South East UK - to £30K (£40K OTE)

This is a great opportunity for those in a research environment currently looking for their first step into a field sales role. A leading manufacturer of molecular biology research products is keen to recruit an Account Manager in the Cambridge, Nottingham and Leicester region. This is a very active region and has a number of well established accounts in the territory. The company have an extensive range of leading molecular biology consumables, kits and instrumentation with a reputation for innovation and quality of product.

The successful candidate will be PhD qualified in molecular biology or have compensating research experience along with a genuine desire to move into a commercial role, a clear understanding of what field sales entails and why you will be successful. Full training and on going support will be provided to ensure your success, call us soon to discuss this opportunity in detail.

Job Ref: 8230

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Trainee Environmental Chemist - UK - to £30K

This is a great chance to join a very successful industrial chemicals supplier and be fully trained as an assistant manager in water treatment chemicals. The company have international offices and have a great reputation in their speciality areas.

The role has 2 main functions - to be fully trained as a technical specialist in the water treatment chemicals business. This will involve the full spectrum of industrial water testing techniques and will also give you the knowledge to help customers with their technical enquiries relating to waste water treatment solutions.
The second function of the role will give you exposure to the manufacturing plant where you will learn the technical skills relating to the blending and production of the water treatment chemicals
This is a great chance to get into the industrial speciality chemicals sector and is ideal for those with a degree in chemical engineering or environmental chemistry or related degree.

Please call Jonathan Pearse on 01279 657716 or email Jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8229

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sales - Women's Health Diagnostics - South East UK

Our client is a highly successful international biotechnology company with a reputation for innovative quality products. A newly formed women's health division has created an opportunity for you to join an expanding division and reap the rewards of your hard work.

This new role is focused primarily on selling HPV solutions in one of thee newly created territories. Selling to testing labs and related health providers you will be instrumental in the success of this new division. The company is investing heavily in the diagnostics arena and has ambitious growth targets. This role sits alongside the molecular diagnostics team and is focused on the company's women's health products. You will be responsible for driving and growing sales in your business area and will have full support and backing from a world-leading organisation.

Three territories are available : South West (plus Wales ), South East (plus Ireland) and North (plus Scotland)

The requirements for this role are a science degree with some sales experience - preferably from a pharmaceutical company or selling cytology products. A knowledge of the cytology or cervical screening market is highly desirable.

Are you ready to start something new with great growth potential? If so please call Jonathan Pearse on 01279 657716 or email jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8226

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Product Manager - Industrial Chemicals / Additives - UK - to £42K (£46K OTE)

The company is a very well established international raw materials supplier to the speciality chemicals and formulated products sector. This role is in the industrial chemicals division and includes speciality additives.

The role is primarily an office (or home office) based product manager role, which will also include some targeted field based visits to customers and client sites. This role supports the business unit manager implementing the strategic aims of the division. You will liaise with sales people and with suppliers - often being the technical or commercial link between the two. You will assist in managing the principal s product lines and so a commercial awareness is needed as this will include pricing, profit analysis and overview of commercial aims. You will guide the sales team and report back on their feedback from the market to help drive the overall business unit forward. To be considered for this role you will need some commercial experience, preferably from the industrial chemicals sector and a chemistry degree or equivalent. A good commercial aptitude to move into a business focused role is also required. Salary range £30-40K depending on experience. Whilst there is a preference for candidates to be based in the South East is is open to candidates able to work from home across the UK. If this sounds like you then please call me to discuss further: Jonathan Pearse 01279 657716 or email on jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8225

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Inside Sales Specialist - Food Ingredients - UK - to £38K (£42K OTE)

If you have a technical food ingredient background then this is your chance to break into sales. The company is an international speciality chemicals company with an active trading division
in the food ingredients market and a comprehensive portfolio in this buoyant market. Well known in this sector the company as identified an opportunity to create a new office based role selling to a defined portfolio of food ingredient chemicals clients.

The role will be selling on the phone with ad-hoc customer visits if/when required to support your business. Looking after approx. 100-150 accounts you will take full ownership of these customers and help to grow and develop business in these accounts. The sectors targeted include Dairy, Confectionary, Beveridge and general food ingredient chemicals. In this company if you grow a client you will remain in control of the customer instead of having to hand it over to a field sales team. The portfolio includes a mix of existing customers and prospects and the food sector is both buoyant and identified and having real grow potential.

The essential experience for this role is a good technical understanding of food ingredient chemicals and additives. Sales experience would be an advantage but if you have good technical knowledge and the enthusiasm to enter the commercial sales environment then this role is for you. The company have modern corporate offices in the South of the UK and offer a comprehensive package of competitive salary, bonuses and generous benefits.

Please contact Jonathan Pearse on 01279 657716 or email jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8224

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Product Specialist - Instruments - Germany - to €50K (€70K OTE)

Do you want to work for a manufacturer and have greater control over your sales? Are you ready to take a groundbreaking new technology to the German market? Here is a great new opportunity to spearhead the German sales for an expanding manufacturer of novel microplate reader technology. With the goal of building upon existing sales success, this role is focused on growing the market in the Germany. It's a perfect opportunity for someone who would relish the challenge of taking a new/novel technology to the market!

You will be responsible for sales activities in the region and will be targeting existing customers, following leads and developing new sales prospects. Typical customers will include research institutes, universities and pharmaceutical companies. As this is a business development role a high level of travel - up to 80% of your time - could be expected. However you will be given the freedom to manage your own time. This is an entrepeneurial role - the challenge is to use your molecular biology knowledge and sales skills to develop and grow the market for this powerful new technology. The product range and scheduled new releases can be discussed in more detail over the phone. It include novel instrumentation and software technology.

A good knowledge of the likely German customer base combined with a strong understanding of molecular biology - specifically sequencing, genotyping and fluorescent measurement, is required. Typical sales values, annual targets and other relevant information is available - please call for a confidential discussion. This is a chance to get in early with a company with portfolio of new technology - the career prospects are open-ended...

The role is based in Germany and requires fluency in German and English. Previous sales experience is required for this role.

Jonathan Pearse 01279 657716; email jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8223

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Monday, May 09, 2011

Senior Environmental Business Specialist - Scotland - to £35K

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced geoenvironmental individual with a leading geoenvironmental company.

You will be responsible for growing business, sales and generally increasing the brand awareness in the industry. You will be required to secure new client account and identifying new opportunities within the geoenvironmental sector.

You need to be experienced in the geoenvironmental arena, and have a good understanding of the market place. Management in a similar area would be advantageous.

Job Ref: 8222

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Friday, May 06, 2011

Strategic Account Manager - UK - Protein Research Instruments - to £40K (£50K OTE)

This is a rare opportunity to join a global brand leader in the life science arena! Due to internal promotion a post for a Strategic Account Manager has become available to take over responsibility for the South East/Midlands region of the UK.

This is a highly strategic role and will involve developing sales for a range of instruments that is orientated around the protein research arena. This is a solution-based, partnership orientated sales process and you will be expected to build strong, long term relationships with specific key customers in the region. You will have the support of sales specialists in specific product areas to help with technical demonstrations. However you will take the lead in the commercial discussions and feed information back to the development teams to ensure the company will meet the customers future research needs.

The successful candidate will be a life science graduate in biochemistry or a protein related research area with previous sales experience within the life science arena. You should have a clear understanding of strategic account management and be able to develop partnerships with customers, this is not a role for transactional product focused sales people! This is an exciting opportunity to take a lead role in this company's success in the UK. Great career opportunities are available in the longer term and an industry leading marketing, applications and sales team is there to support you. Call Scott soon to discuss this position confidence.

Job Ref: 8221

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European Inside Sales Specialist - UK - Cutting Edge Life Science Products

International Biotech company looking for an internal sales specialist to manage the sales activities of a defined range of cutting edge life science products:
The details of the role are:


· Reach or exceed EU product revenue budget
· Leads the regional sales scientist team
· Ensures that team members are adequately trained in technology, problem solving and commercial skills
· Co-develops and implements marketing and sales plans
· Pro-actively propose and implement corrective action
· Ensures highest efficiency of the team by identifying opportunities for optimization, followed by implementation through the matrix
· Provide regular accurate revenue forecasts
· Partners with local sales organization to ensure adequate "share of mind" and sales effort
· Present product solutions at defined Key accounts through scientific seminars and follow up
· Drives in collaboration with local sales organization the closure bigger deals
· Optimizes the communication channels between relevant teams
Position requirements:
· M.S. degree in biology, Ph.D preferred, molecular biology, cell biology, or related Life Science discipline.
· Hands-on experience in a molecular biology laboratory. Must have direct knowledge of gene expression techniques, qRT-PCR, Epigenetics, and RNAi techniques.
· Solid experience in leading a team or leadership skills identified.
· Must be fluent at least in one main European language (German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian) AND in English and have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
· Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
· Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
· To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Database software; and Project Management software.
· Driving license is required as some travel to key customer sites or event locations might be needed
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Medium travel mainly in Europe and exceptionally for couple weeks for training in North America.

Excellent salary package + large company benefits. Please call to discuss : Jonathan Pearse 01279 657716

Job Ref: 8214

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Market Development Manager - Europe - Personal Health

One great company , four great roles! An international biotech company is looking for four Market Development Managers across various European locatiotions : Spain, Nordics, Italy (including Greece and Turkey) and Southern Germany (including Austria and Switzerland). This growing sector is backed by one of the world's most successful biotech organisations.

· Drive regional expansion of Personalised Healthcare / Companion Diagnostics (CDx) across all customer classes in conjunction with sales force
· Responsbile for achieving revenue budget (portfolio by region) and specific targets
· Lead regional Pharma co-commercialization projects to promote CDx
· Identify and qualify leads in co-operation with Molecular Diagnostics sales reps
· Develop key pathology accounts to leading Companion Diagnostics providers
· Build a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) network of Pathologists, work with regional KOL Oncologists and patient advocacy groups and actively develop those relationships
· Support physician education of Pathologists and Oncologists
· Engage and train regional sales force (MDx and LS), joint visits with sales reps, supporting the sales cycle as required
· Contribute to reimbursement negotiations
· Contribute to the development of regional marketing plans

Position requirements:
· Scientific degree in Life Sciences (PhD preferable) or equivalent
· Additional Business degree or MBA a plus
· Proven successful sales (and laboratory) experience in the required market segment (Molecular Diagnostics, Pathology, or Oncology)
· Fluent in English and second language preferable
· Excellent presentation and communication skills
· Experience in project management and complex sales
· Ability to manage both large autonomy and team work
· Willingness to travel (50% travel is required)

A very competitive package is on offer - please call 01279 657716 or email jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk to find out more.

Job Ref: 8212

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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Managing Director - Novel Instrumentation - Europe

An outstanding opportunity has become available due to continued commercial expansion within a manufacturer of novel instrumentation used within the chemistry field.

The company are keen to recruit a Managing Director who will take overall responsibility for global sales. This will include managing direct sales staff and distribution channels globally. You will take a commercial lead with strategically important accounts directly which are predominantly large pharmaceutical companies. The company is also keen to establish an applications laboratory within the UK. Setting this up and staffing it will be an additional project. You will require a highly commercial outlook and be required to establish a clear strategy to ensure commercial success for this business. The position will report to the CEO and board directly and could potentially lead to a board level appointment.

The successful candidate will have previous international sales and commercial leadership experience within the scientific instrumentation arena and be an entrepreneur by nature. To discuss this role in confidence contact Scott Peacock.

Job Ref: 8218

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Area Manager - Lab Equipment - UK - to £34K (£44K OTE)

A leading international laboratory and process technology company is keen to recruit an Area Manager to join its sales team due to the continued sales growth of the company.

The role will involve selling a broad range of consumables and bench top laboratory equipment to biotech, pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage laboratories .

The company is keen to hire an enthusiastic individual with a positive outlook who will be proactive in generating new business. It is essential that you already live within the territory of Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham to North Wales. Ideally you will have experience selling consumables or chemicals and know the territory. Those who have a laboratory background and are committed to moving into a sales and can demonstrate genuine drive and tenacity should still contact us.
The company can offer full product and sales training along with an open ended commission scheme that rewards over achievers. They have a strong brand presence in the market which will help ensure that the sales targets are very achievable! Call us soon to find out more.

Job Ref: 8213

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Account Manager - Genomic Research - UK - to £45K (£85K OTE)

A highly innovative life science company that has expanded very rapidly over the last five years is keen to recruit an Account Manager in the M62, North Midlands and Ireland region. The company has a extremely novel platform technology and associated consumables that is at the cutting edge of the genomic and proteomic research arena.

The role will involve developing sales of their technology with academic, biotech and pharmaceutical research departments in the region. You will be supported by an excellent marketing, applications and technical support group. You will be expected to be highly commercially aware and able to develop your technical skill to demonstrate the systems and develop a strong sales pipeline.

The successful candidate will be a graduate or a PhD level scientist in molecular biology or biochemistry with a proven track record of sales success within the life science market. Previous capital equipment sales experience is not essential; however a proven sales ability is! This is a truly exceptional opportunity to join a leading company with tremendous plans for the future. They can offer a dynamic, growth orientated environment with genuine career opportunities and one of the best financial packages in the industry. To discuss this further call Scott Peacock in confidence.

Job Ref: 8216

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Web Developer - South East UK - to £25K

A small company that develops software systems for the acquisition and management of scientific test data is looking to recruit a Web Developer to join their team in East Anglia.
They are looking for a graduate to join the team in a computing/IT role, focusing on web and product development. You will primarily be helping to improve the online presence and assisting development of their products and internal systems.
There are several web-based systems that need constantly building upon, including the main company website and internal systems for project management, document control etc.
You will take on much of the responsibility for developing these further. There will also be opportunities to contribute to product developments. This could range from assisting with development on web and desktop applications to creating data reporting systems using SQL.
Whilst computer skills are central to the role, a computer science degree is not essential if you have developed relevant skills whilst studying a different discipline. You will have experience of writing standards-compliant XHTML/CSS code and using object-oriented programming languages such as PHP.
Please contact Kristina on kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk or 01279 657716

Job Ref: 8215

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Area Manager - Lab Equipment - UK - to £27K (£34K OTE)

A leading international laboratory and process technology company is keen to recruit an area manager to join its sales team due to continued sales growth of the company.

The role will involve selling a broad range of consumables and bench top laboratory equipment to biotech, pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage laboratories .

The company are keen to hire an enthusiastic individual with a positive outlook who will be proactive in generating new business. It is essential that you already live within the territory of Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham to North Wales. Ideally you will have experience selling consumables or chemicals and know the territory. Those who have a laboratory background and are committed to moving into a sales and can demonstrate genuine drive and tenacity should still contact us.
The company can offer full product and sales training along with an open ended commission scheme that rewards over achievers, the company have a strong brand presence in the market and ensure the sales targets are very achievable, call us soon to find out more

Job Ref: 8213

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