Medical science liaison; technical sales representative; marketing specialist
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
District Manager of Sales
Director of Sales
Vice-president of Sales
President of Sales
Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies
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
Kips Bay Medical
St. Jude Medical
National companies will also have mid-west branches