Senior Scientist/Director, Assay Development
Posted on Apr 13, 2021 by bioMérieux
The Senior Scientist/Director of Assay Development is accountable for leading/managing a team of scientists in the development of novel molecular diagnostics as well on going development of existing products, methods or techniques that supports the company's objectives. This position will be responsible for both their own projects as well as managing direct reports.
Lead/manage a team of scientists and technicians, driving to critical milestones and deliverables in support of Invisible Sentinel product development and launch activities.
Assures good product development/support/continuous improvement by optimizing the use of technical resources in alignment with departmental goals. Plans and designs experiments using DOE and other advanced methodologies as appropriate based on project needs. Interprets results and draws conclusions to continue the work or adapts design following correct design controls.
Assures a consistent scientific lead on projects by planning and developing an adapted technical approach. Assesses resources, coordinates, collaborates, and delegates tasks as appropriate, anticipates and resolves technical issues, prepares timelines, project reports and project assessments. Makes recommendations that assures respect of QA/QC policy as well as a timely closure.
Monitors scientific literature and keeps systematically informed of advances in a specific field of expertise: scientific developments, competitor information as well as customer needs through both internal and external networks. May propose and evaluate new products, process or technologies. Communicates technical information internally and externally within the scientific community in order to benefit the company and its customers.
Authors marketing white papers and scientific publications, including publications in peer reviewed journals. Presents at local and international scientific conferences.
Contributes to continuous improvement initiatives.
Qualifications and Experience:
Ph.D. +3 years, M.S. +5 years, B.S. + 8 years of relevant experience
Minimum of 5 years leading and managing a team needed
Demonstrated excellence in product development experience; molecular in vitro diagnostics experience is valued.
Clinical or industrial microbiology education, with strong associated laboratory skills and experience.
Extensive knowledge of Microbiology and chemistry/biochemistry
Knowledge of technologies outside of traditional microbiology (ie : Cytometry, automated microbiology, molecular biology)
Demonstrated success in leadership and managerial experience.
Excellent problem solving skills and decision making ability
Experience with experimental design, design controls, and statistical analysis
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to write project reports and present to scientific meetings and customers