Director, Assay Development
Company: Stealth Mode Startup Biotech
Posted on: January 16, 2022
High growth, pre-IPO company in stealth mode
Join a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking
genomics technologies that will push the boundaries in the
clinical, life sciences research and therapeutic fields. We are
well-funded by global top-tier investors, including venture capital
firms and growth equity investors. Our team brings together unique
and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare
and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and
beyond. We are a collaborative group of more than 200 employees,
including successful entrepreneurs, hardware and software
engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and
computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and
operations and commercial leaders. Play an important role in the
development and commercialization of technology and products that
will accelerate our understanding of life, biology and disease and
transform large industries.
We are looking for a highly motivated Director, Assay Development
to join our team!
As Director of Assay Development, you will be hands-on and direct
the early-stage R&D assay development organization, responsible
for scoping/down selecting productize able workflows, bringing our
core technology to the next level. The ideal candidate has a strong
background in molecular biology, risk assessment/mitigation,
proof-of-concept and optimization work, team management, as well as
a sharp product feasibility acumen.
How You'll Contribute
Serve as a key team member of the R&D leadership to push the
boundary of our technology and accomplish the long-term objectives
of the R&D organization.
Manage day-to-day activities of the assay development organization,
set priorities according to the department and company's overall
strategic plans and roadmaps.
Define and execute of experimental plans and protocols, incl. risk
mitigation. Document and report findings.
Identify needed decisions and drives the decision-making process.
Lead interdepartmental activities required to resolve gaps.
Enable effective pathfinding, integration, and hand-off to later
Promote innovation and adherence to best practices for
Closely collaborate with product management, IP, engineering, and
other R&D teams.
Ensure a safe laboratory and work environment.
Staff management and resource planning.
Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
PhD in Molecular Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering
or equivalent science discipline.
10+ years of related industry experience, including early-stage
R&D, preferably NGS related.
5+ years of management both project and staffing.
Experienced in invention-to-product for complex/multidisciplinary
workflows. Expert knowledge in DNA amplification, sequencing
chemistries in solution and on surfaces.
Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to
communicate rapidly and effectively within the organization.
Be a high energy, results-oriented leader with excellent
collaboration and project management skills.
Possess sound judgment, collaboration, and decision-making
capabilities in R&D, technical, IP, and business areas.
Built quality focused team(s) with a strong culture, respect for
each other, flourishing on the individual level.
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