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US-CA-Fremont: Director in Biotech

Date: 11-Feb-2014
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Director Research & Developmen

Provide leadership, technical oversight as well as general direction, scheduling, decision-making, and problem-solving capabilities for the multi-disciplinary group of scientists and engineers working in the areas of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. Participate with other senior R&D leaders to establish strategic plans and objectives, and help drive them to completion. Interface with cross functional organizational teams and key stakeholders to ensure designs and products meet both customer needs and regulatory requirements. Drive consistent product development processes and reporting across related R&D activities so they are integrated into a related portfolio for active management. Identify, lead and manage technical design reviews, technical studies, data analysis and documentation. Identify and manage internal and external resources to insure successful completing of projects. Facilitate the interaction between teams/departments to achieve positive impact on product quality, manufacturability, time to market and overall profitability. Create innovative concepts and new ideas for consideration by the R&D enterprise through in-depth technology and market analysis coupled with industry knowledge Create business strategies and implement to plan to meet organizational goals and objectives Track technological advances in liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry in order to prepare a vision for future product portfolio

Advanced degree in chemistry, biochemistry or the biological sciences; PhD highly desired 10 years of direct and extensive experience in a research and development role, involving Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry of biological fluids in industrial, pharmaceutical, clinical diagnostic, or biological laboratory science 5+ years in a direct management /project management experience Excellent communications skills with ability to communicate concepts, opportunities and project plans to all levels of a technical and non technical organization Proven track record for effectively driving large scale change initiatives and working effectively in highly matrixed organizations Demonstrated experience operating and managing within global organizations Hands-on approach in leading a variety of projects and experiments; with the ability to define development project objectives and priorities. Ability to manage effectively in a matrix environment and display credibility in mentoring and forging solid, positive working relationships with R&D teams, marketing groups, business units, division staff, and corporate leadership team

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