Job title: Sales Manager
Location: Southampton, U.K.
The Role: working as part of the
management team the role involves building and maintaining the sales
channels for the Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Klarite
product line. It is envisaged that the Klarite product will be sold
through distributors and agents throughout the world so experience
of consumable sales into the analytical chemistry market is seen
as essential. Due to the nature of the position extensive international
travel will be required. Additional responsibilities include participation
at trade shows and direct sales management of house accounts.
This position involves the ability to operate within a matrix structure
and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with other
groups including: engineering; manufacturing and finance. This person
must have the ability to work directly and effectively with distributors,
customers, technical staff and management. Excellent interpersonal
and communications skills are a must for this position. He or she
should have a good understanding of the use of Raman instruments
(and preferably SERS) and the application to chemical, biochemical
and biological analysis.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated team player with problem
solving skills and knowledge of the analytical techniques market.
Minimum requirements: A degree and at least 5
years relevant experience in sales, sales channel management and
setting up distribution networks.
Mesophotonics Ltd was established in July 2001 to develop and commercialise
planar photonic crystal technology. The company is a spin-out from
the University of Southampton where a multi-disciplinary team have
been conducting research in the area of photonic crystals and photonics
band gaps since 1994. Mesophotonics completed its first round financing
in July 2001 by securing £2.8 million from BTG. Second round
funding of £5.5 million was completed in December 2003. Quester
led the investment with participating investors Auriga Partners
(Paris), NIF Ventures Co. Ltd (Tokyo) and existing investor BTG.
Mesophotonics Ltd offers a competitive compensation package including
In 2005 Mesophotonics introduced the Klarite series of products.
Klarite SERS substrates, allow the unique Raman fingerprint present
in all molecules to be easily and repeatedly identified. Klarite
substrates enable faster, higher accuracy detection of biological
and chemical samples at lower detection limits for a wide range
of markets including homeland security, forensics, environmental
monitoring, medical diagnostics and drug discovery. Previous SERS
substrates have been plagued by 100% signal variations and by hot
spots where only small areas of the total device showed amplified
Raman signals. By providing a uniform patterned surface Klarite
slides provide control of the Raman process giving consistent SERS
signals from anywhere on the active surface. The very high signal
levels achieved also make Raman spectra as easy to obtain as fluorescence
spectra and offer significantly lower detection limits for many
molecules. Klarite substrates are completely compatible with existing
micro-Raman instruments. However, the SERS signals that are generated
from Klarite substrates are many orders of magnitude more intense
than traditional Raman signals and enable detection with low sensitivity
detectors and low power lasers. This will open the door to the development
of low cost Raman detection systems compatible with volume OEM applications.
Contact Information: Send Resume
to Jilly Searle, Office Manager, Mesophotonics Ltd, 2 Venture Road,
Chilworth Science Park, Southampton, SO16 7NP, or via email to email@example.com
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