Medical science liaison; technical sales representative; marketing specialist

Job Description
A sales representative is responsible for bringing innovative medicines and technology to prospective clients. Daily activities can include one-on-one sales presentations to targeted professionals ; arrangement of group selling programs; provide continuing education and value added services to clients; and analyze sales and market trends to effectively identify business opportunities.

Ability to learn complex technical / scientific information and effectively communicate to a broad audience
Demonstrates autonomy in decision making
Cultivates new and existing relationships with clients
Requires minimal supervision and direction

Types of Positions
Sales Representative
District Manager of Sales
Director of Sales
Vice-president of Sales
President of Sales

Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies

First Steps
Networking: meeting recruiters and sales associates is a great way to find out about jobs and get more information about being involved in sales.
Internships: many companies may be willing to have a part-time PhD intern work for free in sales. This could provide a great first-step to getting your foot in the door.

Twin Cities Companies

Adjavant Partners
Antares Pharma
Kips Bay Medical
Radiant Research
R&D Systems
Vascular Solutions
Zimmer Holdings

St. Paul
Boston Scientific
Cardiovascular Systems
DJO Global
Medtox Scientific
Smiths Medical
St. Jude Medical

National companies will also have mid-west branches