Job Location
United Kingdom
Job Description

QIAGEN Manchester is a world leading centre for molecular diagnostic applications, expanding and enhancing the delivery of life improving diagnostic systems for existing and emerging medical needs focusing in the areas of infectious disease and personalized healthcare.

This role will be based in the Product Development department, as a PD lead, providing technical leadership in the development of new and existing molecular diagnostic applications utilizing state of the art RNA and DNA technologies.

Managers (PD leads) within the Product Development Core group are responsible for:

  • Providing project based-technical leadership across the individual product development groups from product inception through development, transfer to operations, verification and product launch guaranteeing high-quality scientific delivery

  • Being a knowledge expert and thought leader for applications, diagnostic systems and development workflows

  • Leading in a matrix to ensure technical project delivery. Responsible for technical decision within the project; technical delivery of project objectives; reporting technical status of project; Contributing to budget management; Compliance with quality and regulatory standards

  • Escalation and resolution of technical project issues

  • Maintaining compliance with current industry standards (e.g. CLSI guidelines) and completion of all appropriate design control activities

  • Providing technical expertise for project interactions with stakeholders such as pharmaceutical partners and regulatory agencies.

  • Technical troubleshooting and root-cause analysis within the project and ensuring appropriate corrective and preventative actions are implemented.

  • Working in cross-functional teams both internally and across international locations to effectively and efficiently deliver projects

  • Attending conferences, regulatory interactions and face-to-face meetings pharmaceutical partners.

  • Coaching and mentoring of more junior staff to ensure continuous development


Position requirements, qualifications and experiences:

  • Significant diagnostic industry or academic post-doctoral experience desirable

  • Proven track record in relevant sciences and evidence of the ability to translate knowledge into practical achievements

  • Expert in data analysis and interpretation skills with knowledge of specific statistical tools an advantage

  • Expert in verbal/written communication skills with track record of tailoring communication to the target audience

  • Experienced in leading teams, across projects and departments

  • Record of success as a responsible study leader with product development ideally in a personalized healthcare setting

  • Organisational knowledge and proven successful usage of regulated quality processed (e.g. design control) and completion of design-history files.

  • Essential relevant laboratory experience will include: processing biological samples; DNA extraction using manual extraction kits and/or automated instruments; Real-Time PCR manual setup and/or using automated instruments

  • Laboratory experience in the following areas would be desirable: working in a regulated environment; infectious disease or oncology; precision serial dilutions; using automated molecular diagnostic systems; next generation sequencing; advanced multiplex application


Desirable Personal Attributes

  • Leadership

  • Planning and problem solving

  • Independent working

  • Focus

  • Decision making

How to Apply

Please forward your resume to [email protected]

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