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Technical Sales Specialist

About the company

Symcel is home to a mix of scientists and business drivers, all with the common aim to bring our technology to use for tackling some of the worlds most acute health issues, including antibiotic resistance and metabolic diseases.

We provide the researchers with a unique tool for real-time in-vitro measurements on cell metabolism, enabling a wide range of new assays that allow deeper insights in the modes of action of drug candidates under development.

As a second leg, our device is currently being evaluated as an IVD-device for combination testing of antibiotics in a multi-center Horizon 2020 project involving several key opinion leaders within clinical microbiology.

Discover more about Symcel and our the technology and its applications by exploring the website.

We are based in Spånga and the Karolinska Institute in Solna. We are nine employees today, eagerly awaiting our number ten!


About the position

In our strive to revolutionize these research fields, we are strengthening our team with a Technical Sales Specialist, with the overall responsibility to approach, enthuse and ultimately convert research groups to customers, both within academia and in pharma/biotech companies. Your main tools are your computer, phone and our scientific data. Your courtyard is the world, with a starting focus on Europe. The role involves travelling in terms of visiting potential customer labs, exhibiting at conferences and organizing demos.

In the sales team, we have a strong focus on always starting new interactions with potential customers. We enjoy the hunt for new leads, we keep a high level of sales activities (calls, Skype presentations, meetings) and we are meticulous in logging our progress in the CRM system. All while enjoying to present science to scientists and look for commercial opportunities.

Six months probationary employment is applied, with the aim of permanent employment after this period.


About you

We believe that you have an entrepreneurial mindset and a genuine interest in new people – an extrovert wanting to make the most of your scientific background and your social skills combined. We also believe you are flexible as a person and can adapt to the rapid changes and demands inherited to the nature of a startup company. You want to combine science and business and make new research possible with the solutions we bring to scientists.



• PhD in Medical Sciences, preferably with a large focus within microbiology

• Extensive laboratory experience

• Able to travel 4-5 days on a monthly basis

• Professional level English, spoken and written



• Previous industry experience within sales

• Extensive work with different types of cell-based assays

• Previous work with bacteria and microbiological methods

• Previous work within cell metabolism or calorimetry methods


What we offer

You will learn to master the full cycle of selling high-value laboratory instruments, and enjoy the pleasure of bringing something new and unique to a curious crowd. Taking on this role will make you widen your scientific scope and dive into several new exiting fields of research, as your new learnings will follow the focuses of your potential customers. Entering a company at this early stage of expansion also gives each individual the power to affect its development.



Please send your application and CV to If you have questions regarding the position, please use the same e-mail or call Pelle at 0739-29 30 97.

Application deadline is January 31st, but we will process applications as they come in and aim to employ asap.