Employment Opportunities

Mirus Bio LLC is a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative nucleic acid based technologies and products. The company currently markets a range of innovative transfection and labeling reagents worldwide. Mirus has immediate openings in the areas listed below. The company is located in the University of Wisconsin - Research Park in Madison, Wisconsin. These positions will offer an environment fostering personal growth and the opportunity to be a real contributor. Also included are a competitive salary and fringe benefits package (paid vacation and sick leave, 401K plan, comprehensive health and dental insurance, long-term disability, and life insurance).

Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume by:
E-mail: employment@mirusbio.com
Fax: 608-441-2849
Mail: Mirus Bio LLC, Attn: Employment, 545 Science Drive, Madison WI 3711

 

Open Positions - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Life Science Specialist


Title: Life Science Specialist

Department: Sales
Posting Date: 3/28/2017

Job Summary: Mirus Bio is an established biotechnology company seeking a full-time Life Science Specialist to join our growing team based in Madison, Wisconsin. The primary goal of this position will be to accelerate business growth through the sale of Mirus Bio’s products to academic and industrial accounts throughout the United States. This position will report to the Business Development Manager and will work closely with Marketing, Distribution and Technical Support departments to strategically position Mirus Bio for future success. It is also critical that this position serve as a liaison with our customers to increase information exchange on technologies and sales trends. Duties will include inside and outside sales activities, including assisting distributors in promoting the Mirus Bio brand and building strong customer relationships.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Independently pursue sales lead discovery, qualification and development and maintain an active funnel of opportunities across the Mirus Bio product portfolio to grow the Mirus Bio customer base throughout the United States
  • Represent Mirus Bio at conferences, vendor shows and technical seminars locally and nationally
  • Manage relationships with customer accounts and provide necessary follow up, including technical support
  • Coordinate complex sales opportunities with the relevant departments at Mirus Bio and develop opportunity based pricing strategies at key accounts
  • Act as a liaison between the customer and various departments at Mirus Bio by contacting key opinion leaders, academic customers, vector cores, CRO/CMOs, biotechnology and pharmaceutical accounts and providing Mirus Bio with feedback on competitor products, technical developments, trends and other information relevant to Mirus Bio’s business strategy
  • Utilize CRM, ERP, LinkedIn and life science market databases for opportunity identification and management
  • Define and track metrics that measure successful sales performance and provide reports to supervisor on activities, opportunities and sales funnel
  • In cooperation with the Business Development Manager, design and implement a coordinated business plan for strategic development
  • Identify and attend sales training sessions
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of Mirus Bio’s product portfolio and related applications including virus production, CRISPR genome editing, stem cell research, biomanufacturing and nucleic acid labeling
  • Undergo laboratory training on Mirus Bio products
  • Understand and comply with ethical, legal and regulatory requirements applicable to our business

Requirements:

  • Highly driven, proactive individual with a strong motivation to succeed and drive business growth
    Bachelor’s degree (M.S. or Ph.D. preferred) in a life sciences-related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of life science research/lab experience
  • Effective in recognizing opportunities, communicating ideas, and acting with little direction
  • Possesses solid organizational and time management skills with ability to create and utilize systems for handling customers and accounts
  • Firm understanding of molecular biology, cell biology and related fields and ability to clearly communicate complex technical information
  • Experience with transfection, electroporation and viral transduction workflows is preferred
  • Previous experience working with academic research or pharmaceutical industry customers in a sales, marketing, or technical service position is a plus
  • Excellent written, verbal, listening and presentation skills and previous experience giving technical oral and/or poster presentations to other scientists
  • Strong commitment to customer service and ability to provide information to customers in a courteous, positive and professional manner
  • Approachable, friendly personality and ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to travel independently up to 50%, including overnight travel; Possesses flexibility to accommodate unexpected work changes and effectively manage time while traveling
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), e-mail and the use of the Internet; Ability to effectively utilize CRM, ERP and other sales tools
  • Ability to move up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to drive a vehicle; Must have current and valid U.S. driver license
  • Ability to use computer and telephone equipment

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations as needed. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and résumé to employment@mirusbio.com.

Mirus Bio LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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