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Director/Sr Director of R&D
Ref No.: 20-00197
Category: Biotechnology
Location: Brisbane, California
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing, dynamic, and collaborative R&D team delivering cutting-edge technology directly to clinicians. The primary function of this position will be to drive development of innovative diagnostic solutions for transplant recipients based on gene expression profiling.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead cross-functional teams developing gene expression profiling assays, products and services across portfolio pipeline
  • Manage scientists and research associates with expertise in biomarker discovery using multiple technologies (qPCR, RNA-seq, and others)
  • Guide the design and execution high-value diagnostic solutions development
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders in clinical, regulatory, and commercial to coordinate and align activities in support of development
  • Build strong partnerships with external collaborators by identifying potential academic and clinical partners to accelerate programs
  • Drive testing services and product programs and projects; ensure that budget, timeline, staffing and other corporate/program objectives and goals are met
  • Identify areas for assay improvement and propose and implement solutions
  • Provide technical leadership, mentorship, and development for junior staff to form highly productive team members
  • Ensure all work is performed and documented in compliance with applicable regulatory and quality practices

Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline with 15+ years of experience and at least 8 years of industry experience.
  • MUST have a background in gene expression and strong experience in Molecular
  • Demonstrated leadership in clinical diagnostics development, ideally with Design Control experience
  • Strong background in molecular biology and genomics with application to clinical medicine
  • Proven scientific leadership and management of high performing individuals and cross functional teams direct experience managing people required
  • Ability to collect requirements, plan activities and prioritize activities/assignments to supporting team members
  • Able to identify risk and provide recommendations for risk mitigation in area of responsibility and at project level.