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Sr. Manager, R&D (Molecular Biology)
Critically analyze complex data, interpret and integrate experiment results with project and division objectives. Sets project directives based on data analysis. Maintain complete and thorough documentation required to meet QSR Design Control, as well as other international standards (e.g., ISO compliance, GLP/GMP requirements, etc.).
Oversee and manage
staff, including hiring, performance management, training and professional development. Provide strategic direction and guidance to Scientists, Research Associates and Engineers in their daily experiments and troubleshooting. Lead team in systematic problem analysis and resolution processes for project advancement. Guide team in matrix environment.
Interface with other departments (i.e., Marketing, Business Development, Regulatory, Technical Service and/or Operations) to coordinate product development and improvement.
Performs fundamental literature and patent searches related new product opportunities. Develops alternative strategies as necessary. Recognizes opportunities for in-licensing and internal patent development. Prepares patent disclosures and support the legal department in patent preparation.
Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current scientific literature, competing technologies and/or products and attendance of scientific seminars and meetings. Make contributions to scientific literature and MDx associated conferences. Communicates the significance of recent scientific developments to peer group, MDx Product Management team and MDx Business Leader.
Formulate and recommend policies, objectives, plans, procedures and schedules for the department. Develop and managing the departmentís budget and may provide input to the functionís budget. Conduct quality control audits and evaluate work standards and performance levels ensuring uniformity, effectiveness and appropriate staffing levels.
Comply with all company safety regulations and procedures. Ensure compliance of assigned staff.
May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
Experience in assessing the scientific talent of a team, re-design roles as needed, and develop and recruit scientific talent
Demonstrated ability to build external networks of thought leaders, key customers, and other scientific advisors and apply their strategic insights in the organization.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and influence colleagues on cross-functional business teams
Track record of having had an impact on the achievement of sales and operating income objectives.
Strategic and analytical skill sets
Knowledge of diagnostic market trends
Persistent and flexible in response to change
Education and background:
PhD in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline, or the equivalent education and experience are required
Minimum 6 years at Sr. Manager of R&D level in diagnostics or similar regulated industrial markets.
Prior demonstrated success leading teams of at least 5 people.
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