<h2>Molecular Diagnostics</h2> Sales Specialist
Molecular diagnostics is a collection of techniques used to analyse biological markers in the genome and proteome—a person’s genetic code and how their cells express their genes as proteins—by applying molecular biology to medical testing. In medicine, molecular diagnostics involve a laboratory test that checks for certain genes, proteins, or other molecules in a sample of tissue, blood, or other body fluid. These molecular and genetic tests can identify and sometimes predict the chances of suffering from, cancers, diseases such as cystic fibrosis and other genetic or inherited conditions.
A molecular diagnostics sales specialist (also called Territory Manager, Area Sales Manager, Sales Representative, Area Manager etc) would typically have a background in molecular biology or genetics coupled with commercial experience. An alternative background for molecular diagnostics sales jobs could come from working as a research scientist in a university department specialising in molecular sciences. Some companies would offer the chance to move from the hospital or research molecular diagnostics laboratory into a trainee molecular diagnostics sales specialist job and others will want a successful track record in relevant scientific sales. The sales specialist may have the support of a molecular diagnostics application specialist for their specialist molecular science equipment and will have responsibility for generating new business as well as managing existing accounts. Customers would include both hospital genetic testing and pathology departments as well as pharmaceutical companies, research and development laboratories and universities. This is a rapidly evolving and very exciting area to be involved with using cutting edge molecular techniques and equipment.
Companies specialising in this sector would include Roche Molecular, Abbott Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Qiagen, BD, Hologic, Agilent, Cepheid, Beckman Coulter, bioMerieux, CareDx, GenMark, Genomic Health