$100K — $150K *
Job Description Summary
BD is seeking an R&D Senior Manager to lead a team of scientists developing new point-of-care assays for human in vitro diagnostic use. Through both direct-line management and cross-team collaboration, the Senior Manager is accountable for developing new assays that employ immunoassay technologies. This individual is responsible for developing R&D project plans, aligning team activities with business objectives, maintaining a high quality of scientific work, and ensuring that the team delivers on business-critical milestones. The Manager is expected to maintain knowledge at the cutting edge of the scientific disciplines relevant to the work of the team. The R&D Manager works in collaboration with other managers and under the direction of the Associate Director, Immunoassay Development.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Leads a team of scientists with a range of skills and years of experience.
Responsible for a complex project that has multiple cross-functional touch points and high visibility in the organization.
Acts as a coach and mentor to team members to meet schedules and resolve complex technical or operational issues. Works alongside team members at the bench in addition to leading their activities.
Accountable for facilitating career and skills development for direct reports, and responsible for maintaining performance standards for the team.
Develops and assures adherence to budgets, resources, schedules, and work plans.
Applies expert knowledge of a broad range of techniques in biology and chemistry to execute projects. Contributes significantly to projects through original/novel/innovative input.
Applies deep understanding of lateral flow assays and system-level thinking to include readers and controls.
Develops policies to ensure effective achievement of scientific objectives. Implements policies when selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Acts as a subject-matter expert for challenging scientific conclusions and as a stimulus for the highest caliber of scientific rigor.
Summarizes results in written and oral reports for departmental and interdepartmental reviews and/or for external publication. Reviews project progress with senior R&D management.
Maintains current knowledge of major technological and scientific developments in diagnostics and leverages this knowledge within responsibility areas.
Interfaces with other departments and internal/external partners to facilitate product development.
Publishes and/or submits patent applications in area of expertise.
Knowledge and Skills:
Proven leader with the ability to manage and motivate R&D staff members.
Expertise in a range of immunoassay techniques is required, including protein conjugation.
Demonstrated ability to apply innovative approaches to product development.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Capable of balancing multiple priorities and working under deadline pressure.
Ability to define timelines, sequences, priorities, and resources needed to meet schedule & budget
Education and Experience:
PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Bio/Biomedical Engineering, or related discipline – or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 6 years of directly relevant experience in clinical assay development or related field.
Experience in product development, design controls and product transfer.
Knowledge of organic chemistry, and chemical modifications of proteins.
Experience performing colloidal gold particle or enzymatic-based immunoassays utilizing environmental or human clinical specimens is preferred.
Experience with basic protein purification, electrophoresis and chromatographic techniques including HPLC and FPLC purification of proteins and antibodies is preferred.
Valid through: 4/23/2021
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