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Director of Ultrasensitive Products

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 11/25/22

Job Description

Job description:

POSITION SUMMARY:
Directly responsible for ultrasensitive immunoassay product line(s), including new product concepts,
development of new consumables products, and sustainment of existing products. Manages teams of
developers to achieve these goals, and is directly responsible for the success of the product line. Serves as a
member of the R&D staff leadership team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directly responsible for full lifecycle management of consumables product line(s) for biomolecule
detection.
o Develops new product concepts and conveys them forward for full definition and approval.
o Responsible for development of new products within the product line.
o Ensures that current product lines are sustained, and their content is current.
o Acts as primary R&D interface with marketing and sales; stays current on scientific and
competitor advancements.
o Develops product line narratives for customers, helps generate content for training sales force,
application scientists, and customers.
o Serves as customer advocate for product usability improvements.
o Assists in preparing packaging, product literature, and customer training content for new
products.
o Works with commercial team and operations to ensure prompt fulfillment.
Leads teams of managers, scientists and research associates.
o Hires, trains, and develops staff as necessary, in accordance with company policies and
federal/state regulations, in coordination with the Human Resources department.
o Establishes and monitors staff performance and development goals, assigns accountabilities,
sets objectives, establishes priorities, and provides continuous feedback and recognition on
performance. Helps identify high performers to prepare for potential succession planning.
o Provides leadership and guidance to project teams. Reports to, and collaborates with, senior
management.

o Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a
commitment to quality.
Manages the development of new consumables products.
o Responsible and accountable for successful, on-time project delivery.
o Makes decisions on deployment of resources; prepares resource and material plans as well as
project-specific and annual budgets and justifications.
o Collaborates across multiple departments to identify and resolve technical and operational
challenges, and to improve communication, efficiency and productivity.
o Contributes to development and implementation of department strategies to ensure
achievement of the Companys scientific and business objectives.
o Develops and implements best practices across the organization to ensure efficiency in
operations, including new processes, procedures and automation.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
PhD in Life Sciences, Engineering or related field.
o Masters degree may be substituted with additional relevant experience.
Minimum 10 years of experience in a pharmaceutical or other biotech environment or clinical
environment performing research and/or product development. Prior commercial development of
protein biomarker assays is required.
Minimum 6 years of experience managing scientific teams on product development projects, including
immunoassay and product development.
Experience in ISO, GMP, and/or Design Control are highly desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong understanding of biomolecule detection technologies and how they are applied within the
pharmaceutical, clinical and biotechnology fields.
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the principles of immunoassays and their development.
Strong scientific fundamentals and analytical background.
Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as the ability to handle complex situations
with sound judgment and problem solving.
Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills.
A professional presence and strong interpersonal and presentation skills for interacting in a courteous,
timely, and diplomatic manner with all levels of employees as well as other parties/stakeholders
involved with the company.
Solid leadership skills with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of staff management practices
and processes and the ability to establish accountabilities and expectations and manage performance to
achieve results.
Attention to detail with a demonstrated commitment to excellence and performance improvement and
the drive to deliver quality and value-added results and outcomes.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-energy, demanding and deadline driven environment.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
Ability to travel.

Qualifications:

PhD in Life Sciences, Engineering or related field.
o Masters degree may be substituted with additional relevant experience.
Minimum 10 years of experience in a pharmaceutical or other biotech environment or clinical
environment performing research and/or product development. Prior commercial development of
protein biomarker assays is required.
Minimum 6 years of experience managing scientific teams on product development projects, including
immunoassay and product development.
Experience in ISO, GMP, and/or Design Control are highly desired.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

We have recently been engaged by the Senior Director of Research and Development for a company that is a global leader in the development, manufacture, and commercialization of innovative assays and instruments for the measurement of molecules in biological samples. A private company, they are an exceptional stable organization that do not answer to shareholders and are fully self-funded! As they move to the next level of growth after/during massive contributions in the battle against the global pandemic, they require a Director of Ultrasensitive Products (Biomarker Assays)



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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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