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Boster Immunoleader Spring Sales Intern

Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Number of positions: 1

Pursuing a biology-related degree but want to gain some real world experience on the business side of the biotech industry?  Boster Biotechnology is hiring a spring sales intern in your University. If you are passionate about biology, a self-starter and want an opportunity to demonstrate your talent in bridging the gap between business and science, here is your opportunity.

The experience would be a competitive add-on to your scientific background in job searching and in the meanwhile could bring a lucrative compensation (potentially 30% commission).

Job description
Here’s what you will do:

  • Be the face of the company at your university
  • Reach out to researchers within the biological departments to raise awareness about Boster products
  • Convert awareness into product sales, using your understanding of the researchers’ needs
  • Communicate at every step of the way with us and your peers to relay what is working and what needs fixing
  • Build and leverage your network to increase sales through well thought out marketing activities

Here is what you could gain, if you do not have them already:

  • Management skills especially how to collaborate virtually
  • Business experience and a proven record in sales
  • A clearer idea about career choice between business and academia
  • Creative ideas from and comradery with your peers in other universities
  • A more thorough understanding of immunological reagent market
  • Up to 30% of the total revenue generated from your school

Candidate requirements

  • Junior/Senior undergraduate or graduate student with a biology background
  • Self-driven and entrepreneurial
  • Hands-on lab experience a plus
  • Available 10 hours a week.
  • Good communication skills and multitasking skills necessary
  • Organized and efficient, with attention to detail and ability to learn quickly
  • Working knowledge of Google Docs
  • Available for 4 months starting 1st week of January 2013

Compensation package
Base pay of $200 for setting up initial provided marketing package. Commission structure listed as follows paid at end of internship
Total sales during the semester:
Below $2000—10%
Above $6000—30%
For more details contact Archana Kampani at

Posted on 11/30/12