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Invent technologies to discover and develop cell-based products

Technical Sales Specialist

$55k – $85k AngelList Est.
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Here at Berkeley Lights, we think cells are awesome! Cells are capable of manufacturing cures for diseases, fibers for clothing, energy in the form of biofuels, and food proteins for nutrition. So the question is, if nature is capable of manufacturing the products we need in a scalable way, why aren’t we doing more of this? Well, the answer is that with the solutions available today, it is hard. Berkeley Lights is here to change all of that! Our extremely sophisticated proprietary technology and Beacon® and LightningTM systems accelerate the rate researchers can discover and develop cell-based products in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of conventional, legacy research methods. Using our tools and solutions, scientists can find the best cells, the first time they look.

Our goal is to continue to collaborate with customers to drive the adoption of our technologies, making cell-based products and therapeutics more easily accessible the world over! You will play a major role here in the sale of these technologies, and our success will depend on you! We have been changing how the world develops cell-based products since 2011, and now our family of around 200 employees welcomes you to consider joining us on this incredible journey.


  • Achieve or exceed designated territory revenue attainment plan
  • Provide regular and accurate sales forecast updates
  • Drive strategic business expansion opportunities with select large pharma/biotech companies pursuing improvements in cell line development
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), CxOs, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Scientists in assigned region, in part by keeping them informed of the latest developments in Berkeley Lights’ technology
  • Act as internal technical expert providing ongoing training to regional sales team
  • Working with regional sales team, develop strategic plans for gaining new clients while retaining and expanding existing relationships
  • Evangelize and embody our customer success and respect driven culture at all times to external and internal constituents


  • PhD in Cell Biology or Immunology preferred
  • Technical Sales overlay to existing regional sales role with a focus on either, or both, T Cell Analytics/Immunology and Antibody Therapeutics
  • Assist regional sales team in progressing and closing opportunities in order to deliver on corporate goals and objectives
  • Act as client consultant in project design and vetting of proof of concept / feasibility studies
  • Process driven mindset with ability to prioritize activities and monitor progress in order to drive towards and achieve organizational goals
  • Team player with focus on internal and external clients ensuring clear communication and setting of expectations for success
  • Strong technical presentation skills for participation in Road Shows, Workshops and Conferences
  • Deliver customer, market and competitive feedback to internal teams including marketing, applications development and R&D
  • Sales experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of single cell techniques and applications required
  • Capable of communicating effectively at various organizational levels from bench scientist to PI and C Suite
  • Ability to work independently, communicate proactively, coach and train while prioritizing activities in order to deliver on goals and expectations
  • Superior listening and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent negotiation and customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain an outstanding level of market, customer, and product knowledge necessary to accomplish sales objectives
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain a very high level of confidentiality
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess a positive attitude and an understanding of the dynamics involved with organizational growth and change in an early stage company
  • Frequent travel (up to 75%) throughout the territory and Berkeley Lights in Emeryville CA as needed


Generous benefits package

Company meals

Catered lunch every day!

Company meals

Breakfast and snack foods


Workout classes with professional trainer


Paid parking

Company events

Company social events


Referral bonus program


Sit/stand desks

Berkeley Lights at a glance

Invent technologies to discover and develop cell-based products

Berkeley Lights focuses on Biotechnology, Healthcare, and Bio-Pharm. Their company has offices in Emeryville. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Berkeley Lights has raised $191.468M of funding; their latest round was closed on September 2020.

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