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Science Development Director- Nutrition - Durham, NC


Job Code # 1133

Metabolon, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, is a diagnostic products and services company offering the industry’s leading biochemical profiling platform. Metabolon’s patented platform provides a global, comprehensive analysis of biological samples for the discovery of biochemical biomarkers providing insight into complex biochemical processes such as drug action, toxicology and bioprocess optimization. Due to our rapidly growing services business, Metabolon is seeking a Science Development Director to be an integral member of our sales team.

Metabolon has been actively selling their Metabolomic services into academic and government spaces. The Science Development Director will be responsible for supporting pre- and post- sales activities within a defined geography to grow the metabolomics services business. This position will have significant impact on the market growth in these sectors and will cover academic and government institutions located in strategic metropolitan areas. Candidates are required to be in close proximity to an airport. Locations preferred: Raleigh/Durham, Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, or St. Louis. Other locations will be considered. This position reports to the Director of Sales, Consumer/Veterinary products.


·         Work with minimum supervision to educate, support and develop existing and potential customers through a combination of sales and marketing efforts such as seminars, WebEx, in-person client meetings, and trade shows.

·         Identify client needs, expectations, and manage deal terms through the contractual process.

·         Prioritize and manage resources to maximize benefit and work closely with Marketing and R&D to drive revenues and publications with the academic and government markets.


·         Minimum educational requirement is a Science Degree. Preference will be given to applicants with a Masters or PhD in Nutrition/Food Science or related science.

·         Previous experience in sales (3-5yrs) relating to research/clinical services. Nutrition/food science strongly preferred.

·         Background within the academic nutritional space would be well regarded.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational and analytical skills.

·         Strong work ethic, clear thinker, strong sense of urgency.

·         Assertive with a positive outlook, energy and performance-oriented attitude.

·         Team player/builder with excellent interpersonal skills.

·         Willingness to travel up to 70%.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter and resume with salary expectations to and reference 'Science Development Director-Nutrition' in the subject line. No phone calls please.

















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