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Job description
Ted Pella, Inc., a worldwide leader in the microscopy supplies and instrumentation field, is seeking candidates for a Life Sciences Product Specialist (LSPS). This position is responsible for Life Science product development and support activities, sales and marketing, and R&D activities related to Histology and the Life Sciences. This position works closely with other LSPS staff, the Life Sciences Manager and Vice President of Marketing & Sales to achieve their goals.

This position is located in Redding, California. Relocation assistance is provided.

Job Duties

Develop and grow sales of our Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Life Science-related products, Life Science specimen preparation products, Light Microscope (LM) supplies, Histology products including glass slides and storage, and sectioning blades, along with supplies for other types of microscopy.

Learn our PELCO BioWave™ line of products to provide assistance with customer support.

Keep current with market trends and cutting edge technologies as well as use of existing technologies.

Be engaged in Life Science product development, both for items we design and manufacture as well as those we resell.

Collaborate with our Graphics department for Life Science new product photography, video production, brochure development, social media messaging, web placement, trade show signage, and other related marketing collateral.

Create and update operator manuals and technical notes for applications and instruments to support Life Science customers and our website.

Manage product quotation activities related to Life Science products with customer follow up to generate sales.

Develop sales forecasts for the relevant product groups.

Assist customers with Life Science technical questions.

Manage assigned Life Science-related trade show preparations and represent the company at those trade shows.

Collaborate with team members on product applications and product development.

Job Qualifications

Bachelors’ Degree in Biological Sciences or related field required.

Minimum of 5 years of Histology / Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) laboratory experience, instrument use and knowledge of TEM specimen preparation techniques, including experience with nanotechnology.

Must have general knowledge of laboratory instruments, consumables, and applications for both research and clinical laboratories, including: Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Animal research, Knowledgeable in the use of different types of microtome- vibratory slicer, rotary microtome, cryo-microtome, and ultra-microtome, Tissue Processing for both electron microscopy and light microscopy, Lab Instrumentation, Laboratory Consumables

Must be knowledgeable in one or more of the following areas of the Life Sciences: Pathology, Neuroscience, Immunology

Cryo-EM and Immuno EM experience is desirable, as is Certification in Biological TEM through MSA.

Knowledgeable with the various areas of Light microscopy, with practical hands-on experience preferred.

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) lab experience is a plus.

Experience with public speaking and leading meetings is a plus.

Ability to work independently as well as collaborate on a team.

Ability to prioritize workload, manage projects and meet deadlines.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate with co-workers and build relationships with clients.

Superior attention to details and problem diagnosis and solving skills.

Ability to communicate in the English language fluently for writing and speaking.

Proficient in current versions of Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and other standard office technology.

Ability to travel up to 10% of the time to trade shows, clients, workshops.

This position is a full time “on-site” position located in Redding, CA.

Must be authorized to work in U.S. without sponsorship.


Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and/or as needed on weekends and evenings for attending tradeshows and traveling.


This position is paid a competitive base salary, and includes a generous medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with Company match, paid vacation, sick, and holidays.


8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday

Bonus pay

This position is located in Redding, CA. Are you interested and willing to relocate to Redding, CA? We do provide relocation assistance.


Bachelor’s (Required)


Transmission Electron Microscopy: 3 years (Preferred)
Histology: 3 years (Preferred)
Life Sciences laboratory: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Proven history of good work ethic on resume

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 60
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 38.46
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 48.07

    About Ted Pella, Inc.

    About the Company:

    Ted Pella, Inc. has been serving the global microscopy community with instrumentation and supplies for over 54 years. We sell to the entire USA and all around the world both directly and through a large distributor network. We are a healthy company, growing even throughout uncertain economic times. Visit our web site at to learn more. We are a family-owned and operated Company, with a professional and friendly atmosphere.

    About the Location:

    We are situated in beautiful Redding, CA, an area well-known for outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and snow sports. We are surrounded by National Parks, the second-largest reservoir in CA, and plenty of mountains, lakes and streams. Our area offers a nice balance of smaller city life with plenty of shopping, restaurants and culture, all nestled within an incredible rural recreational setting.

    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes