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Vector Laboratories is a worldwide leader in the development and commercialization of labeling and detection reagents for immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, DNA/RNA detection & glycobiology. We have developed a number of key technologies that revolutionized the field of IHC including VECTASTAIN® ABC systems, ImmPRESS™ Micropolymer Reagents, Mouse on Mouse (M.O.M.™) Immunodetection Systems, and VECTASHIELD® Antifade Mounting Media for fluorescence applications. We are fully committed to developing new research tools to help scientists reach new visualization frontiers. Over the past 40 years, our products have enabled progress in biomedical research and medicine and have been cited in over 300,000 publications worldwide. Vector Laboratories is an independent, privately-held California corporation with a subsidiary in the U.K. Our products are also available worldwide through a network of independent distributors. Vector Laboratories is now part of Maravai LifeSciences following the strategic equity investment made in 2016.

Vector Laboratories maintains a friendly and collaborative work environment that fosters creativity and personal growth.  We offer full time employees a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program.  Vector Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Vector Laboratories team.

We have the following positions available:

 


 

Marketing Manager

Job description

Position Summary

The Marketing Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of global marketing plans to drive awareness and customer engagement with a specific focus on campaign / promotional planning and execution of the global go-to-market strategy to drive revenue growth. Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing you will have responsibility for driving revenue growth, customer engagement & lead generation, marketing budget oversight, support of digital marketing channels and building brand equity.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and execute tactical marketing plans to support short and long-term business objectives including revenue growth in key channels, product lines and customer segments.
  • Develop messaging and tools that communicate the value/brand directly to customers through best practice utilization of traditional and digital marketing channels.
  • Perform VOC/competitor analysis to identify new market trends/opportunities and use this information to impact business/market development strategy and drive a sustainable advantage.
  • Track financial/market goals and provide detailed analysis & routine reporting around business performance metrics.
  • Work with internal marcom and liaise with external media organizations agencies to develop campaign requirements, content and creative.
  • Support portfolio management activities including rationalization & pricing.
  • Provide support to distributor & business development team for implementation of programs to drive lead generation and awareness activities to meet revenue goals.
  • Improve the effectiveness of marketing programs through better targeting and better user experience design across digital channels including website.
  • Effectively utilize marketing automation, CRM and social media tools for digital engagement.
  • Leverage KOL relationships for customer engagement marketing, events and customer testimonials.
  • Support marketing infrastructure development including website refresh, CRM, marketing automation etc.
  • Provide marketing support as needed for other companies in the Maravai Life Sciences portfolio.

 

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in life science related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education required. Advanced degree (MS, PhD, MBA) preferred.

 

Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience in consumable/reagent marketing required, experience in protein labeling and detection products and applications such as IHC, flow cytometry and western blotting preferred.
  • Experience with web, social media, marketing automation and Salesforce® tools for digital marketing
  • Experience in developing & executing in-bound marketing strategies with an emphasis on digital marketing technologies to support the portfolio (existing products and new product launches)
  • Proven track record of delivering revenue growth and building fully integrated global marketing campaigns
  • Deep understanding and experience of optimizing marketing channel / promotional mix to meet growth objectives
  • Able to develop strong value propositions/messaging consistent with customer needs
  • Solid knowledge of digital technologies including those involving content management, web analytics, search engine marketing, email marketing, web site usability, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to define clear objectives with related KPIs, and to show results against defined objectives
  • Be a self-starter and be able to take projects from strategy through to execution with a high attention for detail coupled with constant innovation & process improvement
  • Excellent communication skills and evidence of building strong relationships with internal and external customers
  • Available for up to 25% business travel

 

Please submit resumes to [email protected].

 


 

Research Associate

Job description

General Position Summary 


The Research Associate’s main responsibility is executing experimental protocols and data collection for the development of new products and product improvement. Responsibilities will include recording, compiling and communicating data in a clear and concise manner.  The Research Associate I relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

Essential Job Functions

  • Executes experimental protocols and collects and collates data
  • Follows proper Design Control procedures and documentation requirements
  • Provides clearly written and complete documentation of experimental results
  • Participates as needed on project teams
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned
  • Operates and maintains laboratory Instruments
  • Orders and restocks supplies
  • Prepares reagents and buffers
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe laboratory environment following health and safety guidelines 

 

Education

BS or BA degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Life Science or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Experience & Minimum Qualifications

  • Some experience in laboratory environments preferred
  • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints while maintaining a high level of work quality
  • Knowledge of biochemical processes including: spectrophotometry, column chromatography and protein purification
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable to change and able to learn new procedures and techniques
  • Ability and willingness to accurately and efficiently follow direction

 

Physical Requirements & Working Environment

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs unassisted
  • Ability to work with animal and human tissue/plasma/serum
  • Ability to successfully respond to multiple work pressures
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines and work under time constraints 

 

Please submit resumes to [email protected].

 


 

Laboratory Assistant

Job description

Position Summary

Responsible for activities related to maintaining the laboratory environment and assisting in the manufacturing department.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs routine buffer and reagent preparation.
  • Maintains production equipment and facilities in clean working condition.
  • Performs duties as needed under direction to assist the manufacturing department.
  • Assists in bottling and kit packing as required.
  • Documents all manufacturing steps as they are performed.
  • Works with hazardous materials following specified safety precautions.
  • Maintains inventory control of reagent chemicals, and supplies using proper labeling and computerized systems.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned
  • Implement safety and quality standards

 

Education

Associates degree or higher in Life Sciences (e.g. Biochemistry, Biology) or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

Experience & Minimum Qualifications

  • 1-3 yrs laboratory experience
  • Familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated ability to think independently and make sound decisions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Seeks constant improvement in work processes and techniques.
  • Adaptable to change and able to learn new procedures and techniques
  •  Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints while maintaining a high level of work quality 
  • Physical Requirements & Working Environment
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs unassisted.
  • Ability to successfully respond to multiple work pressures.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage time and complete work as scheduled.

 

Please submit resumes to [email protected].

 


 

Quality Control Analyst, Histology Specialist

Job description

General Position Summary

The Quality Control Analyst, Histology Specialist, is responsible for maintaining the paraffin and frozen tissue section supplies required for both the Quality Control and Research & Development departments. This position is also responsible for the analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, finished goods, and stability samples following established operating procedures, and may also analyze samples from the research and development department using established testing procedures.   S/he may also be responsible for organizing and maintaining laboratory reagents/supplies. The individual must have sound judgment, be self-motivated, and possess the social skills necessary to work well with colleagues. 

 

Essential Job Functions 
 

  • Section & mount serial sections of paraffin embedded tissues using a rotary microtome
  • Section and mount using a manual cryostat
  • Maintain microtomy instruments
  • Perform experiments according to established procedures, interpret test results, compare results to established specifications and control limits, and make decisions on sample performance
  • Program and run experiments on the Biocare Intellipath Autostainer
  • Calibrate, validate, and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Prepare and/or maintain necessary inventories of laboratory reagents
  • Complete all documentation needed to support testing procedures
  • Maintain a clean, orderly, and safe laboratory environment
  • Monitor quality testing protocols to ensure that all tests all performed according to established operating procedures

 

Education

BS Degree in Histotechnology, Life Science, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
 

Experience and Qualifications 
  

  • 3-5 years of related laboratory experience, prior histotechnology experience a plus
  • Adaptability to change and learn new procedures and techniques
  • Able to clearly communicate ideas, reasoning, and conclusions to a varied audience & productively interact with diverse personalities and backgrounds
  • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints while maintaining a high level of work quality
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication

 

Please submit resumes to [email protected].

 


 

QC Technician

Job description

The Quality Control Technician is responsible for the analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, finished goods, and stability samples following established operating procedures. The individual may also be required to analyze samples from the Research and Development department using established testing procedures.   S/he is also responsible for organizing and maintaining laboratory reagents/supplies and cell cultures. The individual must have sound judgment, be self-motivated, and possess the social skills necessary to work well with colleagues.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform experiments according to established procedures, interpret test results, compare results to established specifications and control limits, and make decisions on sample performance
  • Program and run experiments on the Biocare Intellipath Autostainer
  • Calibrate, validate, and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Prepare and/or maintain necessary inventories of laboratory reagents
  • Complete all documentation needed to support testing procedures
  • Maintain a clean, orderly, and safe laboratory environment
  • Monitor quality testing protocols to ensure that all tests all performed according to established operating procedures

 

Education

BS Degree in Life Science, Biochemistry or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Experience and Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of related laboratory experience. Prior tissue culture experience a plus.
  • Adaptability to change and learn new procedures and techniques
  • Able to clearly communicate ideas, reasoning, and conclusions to a varied audience & productively interact with diverse personalities and backgrounds
  • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints while maintaining a high level of work quality
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication

 

Please submit resumes to [email protected].