Dir, Clinical Science

Affymetrix, Inc.
Job Location: 
Santa Clara, CA
Job Description: 

Position Summary:

Plans, initiates, directs and executes the activities of a scientific group in the research and/or development of an organization's products, projects and programs. Works with senior management to develop and execute on corporate strategy. The ideal candidate will apply biochemistry/molecular biology, next-generation sequencing or other technologies to the development and validation of molecular assays for RUO and/or IVD applications. The Director will have direct oversight of a scientific group responsible for the development of the organization's molecular assays and will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating completion of tasks and projects. The Director will also be responsible for maintaining clear and concise documentation of the development, validation and transfer processes and reports. In-depth knowledge of molecular biology and/or biochemistry required. Hands-on experience with next-generation sequencing technologies, real-time PCR, or microarrays is a plus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Takes accountability for project deliverables, implements project plans and oversees their execution
Helps develop a strategy that is in line with the overall company goals
Set goals, determine plans, execute processes, and evaluate results of trials and studies
Determine and delegate resources, resolve conflicts, communicate goals, motivate participants, prioritize tasks, manage changes and analyze outcomes
Deliver reports on research and study outcomes to superiors
Accommodate diverse groups and interests, from project sub-teams to senior management
Determine study and research milestones and deliver progress reports
Ensure research compliance with FDA regulations if applicable
Executes operational or tactical plans, sets clear direction, establishes objectives and assigns resources to accomplish results
Provide computational and analytical support for internal product research and development efforts
Serve as a model for behavior
Prioritizes projects and resources based on business strategies
Selects, develops, mentor and evaluates personnel
Leader of company operations, policies, and procedures
Leads and works effectively with cross-functional teams
Additional duties/responsibilities according to business needs


Education and Yrs of related experience:

Required: BS/MS 10-15+ years, plus 5-7 years industrial experience & 3-5 years of management experience

Preferred: PhD 8-10+ years, plus 7-9 years industrial experience & 4-6 years of management experience

Competencies: (skills, knowledge, abilities)

Required: Hands-on experience with next-generation sequencing technologies, real-time PCR or microarrays. Successful development and launch of a molecular assay. Interpersonal skills, Results oriented, Change leader, Organizational skills, Demonstrated success at running several complex programs, Demonstrated experience in running departments and managing budgets.

Preferred: Project Management/Program, Product Life Cycle, Experimental Design, Data Analysis, Demonstrated success at running several complex programs, Demonstrated experience in running departments and managing budgets


Required: N/A

Preferred: N/A

Travel Requirements:

Required: As needed

Preferred: As needed

Working Conditions:

Required: Office and Laboratory Environment

Preferred: Office and Laboratory Environment

Affymetrix is an EEO/AA Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

Affymetrix (AFFX) is a pioneer in creating breakthrough tools that are driving the genomic revolution. Affymetrix technology is used by the world's top pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic, government, and nonprofit research institutes. The vision, innovation, and devotion of Affymetrix employees help us empower scientists around the world to alleviate human suffering. It is not just the sheer power of our technology that inspires us; it is the potential for it to help people.

Our employees create a highly energized, team-oriented work environment. We are an employer committed to supporting the aspirations and achievements of our employees and offer our employees a comprehensive, competitive program of benefits and a corporate culture based on core values of daring, passionate and platinum.

***Affymetrix is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, veteran status, disability or other protected status. Our commitment to a diverse workforce is demonstrated through all aspects of our hiring and employment practices. ***