Sales Specialist - Confocal - San Francisco, CA

| South San Francisco, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 65,000-130,000 Annually
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For over 170 years, Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future by developing groundbreaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, we're driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Leica Microsystems is one of the market leaders in the fields of microscopy, imaging, and analysis. We reveal the invisible and empower our customers to create a better and healthier world. Together with our customers, we transform scientific discovery. We empower surgeons to take well-informed decisions in life-changing procedures. We enable users to gain insights which help answer key questions concerning development and engineering. All of this is achieved with the combination of cutting-edge microscopes and AI-based image analysis.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

Leica Microsystems is one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

We currently offer the following position based in the San Francisco Bay Area covering the Northern California and Hawaii region. This role will be fully remote and require spending 70%+ of time vising customers in the SF Bay Area, as well as occasional overnight travel.

Confocal Sales Specialist

Come join a fantastic team! The Confocal Sales Specialist is responsible for growth and expansion of direct sales and profit margins within assigned territory on Leica Microsystems products or services. Success in this field requires that the specialist can relate to customer-specific scientific needs. Excellent scientific understanding of biology applications is crucial, as well as the ability to build relationships with new customers and maintain existing relationships with current customers.


  • Create pipeline and close large value opportunities of $250K - $2M, by conducting sales calls, following up on sales leads, attending trade shows, building relationships within academic institutions and biotech/biopharma accounts
  • Manage sales pipeline and analyze sales in assigned territory using Sales Force.Com and MS Excel
  • Perform product presentations to scientific audiences
  • Perform product demonstrations of highly technical instruments, often using the customers' samples, which vary in complexity and quality of preparation
  • Partner with other Sales Specialists, Sales Managers, Customer Service Representatives, Service Engineers, Marketing Managers, and Channel Partners to satisfy customers' needs


  • 2+ years of microscopy experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Experience with Confocal or Widefield Microscopy is required.
  • Sales experience in selling products of a technical nature is preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of the microscopy market is also highly desirable.
  • A Bachelors degree is required, MS, or PhD degree in physics, biology, chemistry, or a related scientific field is preferred.


  • Competitive Salary as well as relocation packages
  • Continuous training, support and focus on your personal development
  • Workplace Flexibility
  • Summer Hours

At Leica Microsystems we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, remote working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a remote work arrangement in which you can work remotely from your home. Additional information about this remote work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Leica Microsystems can provide.


Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video "We Are Leica":

Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team-oriented environment?

Do apply online - we are looking forward to your application!

The base salary range for this role is $110,000 - 130,000, including a car allowance paid biweekly, and an additional bonus/incentive pay up to $65,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow's science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what's next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at [email protected] to request accommodation.

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