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Senior R&D Manager

Employer
Michael Page
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
9 Aug 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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Trans-Atlantic startup based in Wiltshire are looking for a Senior R&D Manager to help grow and expand their recent success which has seen big investments.

Client Details

We are partnering with an exciting diagnostic start-up based in Wiltshire. Their success has seen them receive huge investment to grow the business. They improve sexual health and wellness through new delivery methods that prioritise clinical integrity and consumer convenience. Their solutions break down screening barriers through discreet patient-tailored individualised digital approaches that complement traditional brick-and-mortar care.

They have the world's fastest FDA-cleared molecular platform for CT/NG testing.

In addition to the "test and treat", point-of-care (POC), molecular diagnostic platform, they provide a first of its kind, comprehensive digital program that includes evidence-based testing, counselling, treatment, and follow up in order to increase screening and reduce infections.

They are now expanding the platform including COVID-19 testing as well as a broad menu for sexual and women's health.

Due to the rapid growth of the company, they are now looking for a Senior R&D Manager to help guide them into a bright future.

Description

You will manage a team of R&D scientists and engineers in a quick moving, diverse and pro-active environment to assist in the development of new tests for our novel and proprietary point of care diagnostic platform. You will play a key part in contributing to the further development of a range of applications and assays on our unique io platform that is a world first in molecular diagnostics providing laboratory quality results in 30 minutes. This exciting opportunity will expand the menu of tests that help patients receive a quick diagnosis when they need it and clinicians to truly operate a test and treat environment.

The R&D Manager reports directly to the R&D Director and is responsible for managing and delivering a wide range of R&D projects from menu development for the point-of-care diagnostic platform to improving and adapting current system tests to broaden the platforms range of applications with proof of principle data. This position is responsible for ensuring that new products are developed within regulatory guidelines and development of the DHF as well as generating novel ideas to further take advantage of our proprietary electrochemical detection technology and broaden the applications. This diverse and exciting position requires high levels of organisation and coordination across the business working interactively with the engineering group , QC and QA as well as critical analysis of data and dissemination of results to wider audiences.

Profile

The Successful candidate will need:

Ideally a PhD in a relevant technical discipline.
BSc or First Degree in relevant technical discipline.
Experience in effectively managing a team of 5-10 people in a busy and diverse environment. Able to drive progress and inject enthusiasm and cohesiveness within the team.
Experience in project management of multi-disciplinary projects and working across teams to hit goals.
7+ years of IVD product development experience, preferably in infectious disease diagnostics or related.
Significant knowledge and experience working to meet regulatory requirements of the IVDD and FDA for IVDs.
Strong molecular biology knowledge and demonstrated application to the development of infectious disease assays.
Clinical microbiology experience will be advantageous.
Strong analytical data analysis skill including application of appropriate statistics to interpret data in an appropriate way will be advantageous.Job Offer

Good salary and benefits and the chance to work with a business that are making a difference
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