Associate Director of Chemistry Development
Key Responsibilities & Duties: Associate Director of Chemistry Development
- Lead the development and commercialization of chemistries used in ground-breaking genetic analysis technologies and products in a fast-paced product development environment.
- Drive the recruitment of a world-class chemistry team and provide them with leadership, coaching, and career development opportunities.
- Collaborate effectively with local and global R&D teams and senior staff on project requirements, planning, execution, and reporting.
- Lead efforts to optimize chemistries and reagent formulations to achieve commercial levels of performance, stability, and robustness.
- Drive the development and documentation of scaleable processes and specifications for manufacturing and QC to enable successful transfer to manufacturing partners.
- Communicate goals clearly to employees to ensure understanding and success in achieving them.
- Motivate and inspire employees to do their best work through coaching.
- Maintain morale and support employee engagement initiatives.
About You: Associate Director of Chemistry Development
- PhD in Chemistry/Chemical Biology/Biochemistry or similar
- 5+ years of experience in protein engineering, expression, and purification or enzymology.
- Significant industrial experience
- Successful track record working with leadership and executing efforts to identify and develop new chemistries ideally in the field of genetic or epigenetic analysis.
- Strong record of commercializing RUO or IVD products that incorporate significant chemistry component.
- Significant understanding of the design and development of chemistries and reagent formulations that deliver high levels of performance and robustness in customer hands.
- Broad and deep knowledge of analytical tools used for chemical characterization and the ability to identify and implement tools required to characterize novel chemistries and develop robust specifications.
We don’t believe in ‘the perfect’ candidate, but if you have experience working with genomic analysis tools, specifically Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), then that would be desirable.