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 Founded in 1976, Vector Laboratories has led the market for labeling and detection products used by researchers in immunohistochemistry and adjacent segments. 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 was acquired by Maravai Life Sciences in April 2016. Maravai’s mission is to build a transformative life sciences product company by acquiring outstanding businesses and accelerating their growth.

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



Scientist, IHC Product Development

Job Description 


The Product Development Scientist is responsible for carrying out reagent product development following design control guidelines. The Scientist’s primary function is to design and execute experimental protocols; collect and interpret data; draft reports; and present results to Senior Management. S/he will participate as an integral member of cross-functional design teams interacting with individuals from other departments. Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence reagents are the core Vector’s portfolio, as such, an excellent understanding of tissue-based immunoassays is a must. S/he will draft formal documents as required and follow company documentation procedures. The Scientist will function as a Vector representative when communicating with outside organizations and customers. S/he is expected to propose, evaluate and develop plans for new product ideas. The position mandates an individual have sound judgment, be self-motivated and capable of working independently and under pressure to meet company goals. The Scientist will be able to train/guide junior staff and possess the social skills necessary to work well with colleagues and collaborators.


  • Independently design and perform targeted experiments
  • Interpret experimental results and draft reports
  • Perform and analyze immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescent assays
  • Act as Project Leader to coordinate and lead interdepartmental teams
  • Serve as a consultant to fellow R&D, manufacturing and marketing staff
  • Ensure proper Design Control procedures and documentation requirements are met
  • Contribute to a collaborative environment that fosters efficient and effective work habits
  • Develop appripriate QC procedures and manufacturing processes
  • Keep current with emerging techniques and applications through review of scientific literature and conference attendance
  • Contribute to innovation of new products and applications
  • In collaboration with Marketing, travel to customer sites, conferences and trade shows to collect voice of customer information
  • Manage, train and guide junior staff members
  • Write, revise and maintain documents according to established requirements
  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe laboratory environment



  • PhD degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biology or other Life Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 – 5 years of related industry experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of immunohistochemical assays and histology
  • Independent thinker; effectively able to troubleshoot and make sound decisions
  • Adaptable to change
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills allowing clear communication of ideas, reasoning and conclusions to a varied audience
  • Ability to work on multiple projects under time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a high level of work quality
  • Ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities inside and outside the company. Must be tactful and flexible.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs unassisted


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of biochemical processes including: Bioconjugation, Spectrophotometry, Chromatography
  • Hands on experience with protein purification, characterization and manipulation techniques
  • Knowledge of glycobiology and carbohydrate chemistry


Vector Laboratories is a rapidly growing biotech firm in Burlingame, CA that offers competitive wages and a full benefit package including medical, dental, vision, LTD, and a retirement plan.

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Senior Accountant

Job Description


Position Summary

The Senior Accountant is responsible for performing accounting tasks for Vector Laboratories located in Burlingame, CA, a business unit of Maravai Life Sciences. This position is also responsible for performing accounting tasks for other Maravai Business Units. This position reports to the Division Controller. 

  • Senior Accountant Job Description reports directly to the Division Controller
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, Cost Accounting, Revenue Recognition, Accounting Processes & Procedures, and Controls and Systems.
  • Organized and self‐motivated individual with excellent problem solving skills and enjoys working with people in a challenging, fast‐paced and growing environment.



  • Ensure GAAP compliance through invoicing and revenue recognition
  • Prepare monthly deferred revenue entries and monthly revenue entries
  • Ensure GAAP compliance through A/P bill coding and processing
  • Timely completion of month end process including preparation of journal entries, accounts reconciliation and preparing supporting schedules
  • Perform account reconciliations
  • Perform month‐end inventory audit and reconciliation
  • Perform gross margin analysis, standard cost review and analysis, BOMs/ECOs review and cost allocation
  • Perform variance analysis and have the ability to identify anomalies
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial reports and participate in financial review meetings
  • Assist in the preparation of materials for the annual external audit Assist in the preparation of materials for the annual 409A valuation
  • Assist in cash management
  • Manage Accounts Payable and vendor payment process
  • Verify employees expense reports to ensure compliance with GAAP and company policy



  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • Revenue Recognition (Required)
  • Cost Accounting knowledge and experience
  • Excellent knowledge of GAAP
  • 5+ years of progressive accounting/finance experience
  • Experience designing and implementing new policies and procedures a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Precision/detail oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Proven ability to identify and drive process/system improvements
  • Manufacturing/Distribution experience in Life Science industry preferred
  • NetSuite, Quickbooks knowledge and experience preferred.
  • SAGE experience a plus

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Inside Technical Sales & Marketing Specialist (UK Office)


Vector Laboratories manufactures and sells world class reagents for biomedical research. The company was founded in 1976, and is committed to the development and manufacture of labelling and detection systems and associated reagents.  With corporate headquarters in the USA and a commercial office in the UK, Vector Laboratories has an opportunity in Peterborough, Cambs as an Inside Technical Sales & Marketing Specialist for the UK. 


Job Summary:

The successful candidate will provide support to customers and be responsible for sales and marketing activities such as customer liaison, lead qualification, sample requests, quotations and (where appropriate) technical support. He/she will have excellent written and verbal communication skills to grow and maintain productive relationships with existing and new customers. He/she will have a proactive, self-motivated approach to ensure annual growth targets are met and high levels of customer satisfaction are achieved. 


Key Responsibilities & Activities:

  • Manage key accounts and maintain customer contact data using
  • Answer contact point/initial queries 
  • Contact new and existing customers to promote the Vector Labs brand and provide relevant product information
  • Facilitate lead gathering, qualification and follow up from tradeshows and other lead generation sources
  • Work closely with colleagues and the marketing team to drive business growth using innovative sales initiatives, marketing programs and campaigns
  • Act as a liaison with customers regarding product back orders, technical issues and quotation follow up
  • Contribute thoughts and inputs to general sales strategy and facilitate sales analysis 
  • Attend trade shows and conferences as necessary 
  • Other duties as assigned


Education & Experience:

  • Must have a BSc Degree in biological sciences (i.e. Biology, Immunology or similar)
  • 1-2 years’ experience in sales, marketing or customer service role
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office & Customer Relationship Management Systems (preferably SalesForce)
  • Experience with financial systems (NetSuite) preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop/InDesign an advantage


Essential Skills:

  • Must have strong communication and IT skills
  • Attention to detail and must be good at problem solving
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines 
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills with the ability to multi-task 
  • Customer focussed
  • Able to work in a small team


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