Sales Associate

ACGT, Inc.
Job Location: 
Wheeling, IL
Base Salary and Commission

Medical and Dental, 401(K)

Job Description: 

ACGT, Inc., a DNA Sequencing and Molecular Biology contract service lab in Wheeling, Illinois seeks to hire a Sales Associate assigned to our Midwest territory to introduce and sell DNA sequencing and molecular biology services to prospective customers. The customer base consists largely of academic researchers, however may include biotech and pharmaceutical company personnel.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Introduce and sell DNA sequencing and molecular biology services to researchers through face-to-face meetings and follow-up with email or telephone calls. (The expectation is 30 to 40 "calls" or face-to-face interactions per day.)

2. Respond to quotation requests from prospective customers by providing quote and earn business through timely and persistent follow-up.

3. Research university campuses or potential customers within the geographic territory to make sales calls.

4. Monitor sales trends and visit past customers to inquire why customer discontinued our services; re-establish or rehabilitate the customer relationship.

5. Represent ACGT, Inc. at annual or semi-annual trade shows.


Base salary plus quarterly commission. Medical and Dental Benefits. Eligibility for 401(K) plan upon 12 months of continuous employment.


DNA sequencing and molecular biology technical training is provided if need upon hire.


1. Bachelor's degree in Life Science with 1-5 years of experience in sales.

2. Experience with molecular biology techniques.

3. Possess a positive attitude, a self-starter, motivated and confident in abilities to sell aggressively in a highly competitive market.

4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

5. Interpersonal skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with customers.

6. Detail oriented, dependable, and a good team player.

7. Must be able to multi-task and work in fast-paced environment.

8. Ability to work with minimal supervision.

9. 75% domestic travel required.

10. Demonstrate a high performance, monitored and measured by sales targets.

11. Ability to work in home office/corporate office environment.

12. Valid driver's license and car in good working condition.

Contact Information: 

Please email resume and cover letter to David Cook, H.R. Manager. For additional information please visit the company website at No phone calls.

About Our Organization: 

ACGT, Inc. opened its doors in September 1993, providing the research community of metropolitan Chicago with high quality manual DNA sequencing services. As the demand for our services increased, ACGT, Inc. updated its technology platform to automated ABI instruments. Today, we analyze up to 1500 samples a day at full capacity with our 3730 and 3730XL analyzers. We continue to work hard to provide the same dependable services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as academia and government agencies to meet all their sequencing needs.

In addition to DNA sequencing, ACGT, Inc. has expanded its services to molecular biology research and development needs. In 1999, we became a service provider in cloning, library construction, mutagenesis analyses, and genotyping.

In 2004, ACGT, Inc. moved to our current facility in Wheeling, Illinois and began offering GLP-compliant FDA submission support. We also expanded our capabilities in areas such as gene expression, pharmacogenomics, genetic stability testing and microbial identification.

As of 2012, ACGT, Inc. is CLIA registered with the intention of being certified by mid-2013. At ACGT, Inc. we take pride in providing our clients with customized protocols and services tailored to their specific needs. At ACGT, Inc., your project is our passion.

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