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ThermoFisher Scientific Genetic Analysis Instrument Sales Representative in Lenexa, Kansas

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About Us:

Here at Thermo Fisher Scientific, our industry-leading scale means unparalleled commercial reach, unique customer access and a global footprint. Our broad customer base, from research, clinical to commercial production means you can have a broad and significant impact. All while working in an environment where you will be supported, valued, and rewarded for your performance. Join our Sales & Marketing team with an unmatched depth of capabilities and help our customers solve some of the world’s toughest challenges.


Assigned territory covers all of Kansas, Kansas City , MO and Des Moines, IA. Residency near Kansas City, MO is required. No relocation will be provided.

Discover Impactful Work:

The Genetic Analysis Instrument Sales Representative position is part of the commercial organization supporting the Genetic Analysis portfolio which provides high-value genomic data to assist critical decisions in research and applied markets - Quantitative PCR | Sanger Sequencing |Human Identification | Microarray | AgriGenomics.

A day in the Life:

  • Remotely based in Kansas City, Missouri, field sales position responsible for achieving or exceeding the assigned territory sales plan.

  • Will possess strong technical acuity in the areas of qPCR, dPCR and Capillary Electrophoresis (sequencing).

  • Strong intuition for business required to build successful account and territory plans and translate territory strategy into business results.

  • Primarily focused on successful capital equipment sales and large reagent deals including funnel management skills and strong hunting, prospecting, and closing skills

Keys to Success:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field required.


  • Requires a minimum of 3 years sales experience in Life Science or combined lab experience with 3 years of sales in another industry, capital equipment experience preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge of qPCR, Sanger sequencing, and/or microarray

  • Selling experience in academic, industrial, and federal government accounts

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Scientific consulting competence - Demonstrates technical credibility to collaborate with customers on technology solutions.

  • Capital sales competence – Demonstrates funnel management skills with strong hunting/prospecting and closing skills.

  • Business acuity – Dedication to meticulous territory planning, market knowledge, both accurate and timely forecasting. Develops and leads a business plan to meet or exceed business goals agreed upon by commercial management for the territory.

  • Understands scientific project and business needs of the customer to position a Genetic Analysis solution (qPCR and/or Digital PCR and/or sequencing and/or microarray) to win the business. Actively promotes and sells consumables.

  • Manages sales process including sales forecasting, pipeline management, and sales tracking using Salesforce system and other designated IT tools.

  • Position may require Covid-19 vaccination and/or routine testing, per client discretion.

What do we offer?

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain five reasons to work with us. A one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation, and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

We offer retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, and a range of other employee benefits!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.