Senior Manager R&D

Job Location
Danvers, MA
Job Description

About the Position: An opening exists for a Senior Manager of Research and Development within Beckman Coulter Genomics. This position holds responsibility for scientific direction of the company, the development and validation of new products and laboratory improvements, and is the scientific “face” to our customers. The position reports to the General Manager for the business unit and has direct responsibility for our Research and Development, and Bioinformatics teams. Responsibilities within Bioinformatics include new product development, the supervision of staff and processes that analyze data for our service offerings, and provision of consulting services for our customers’ projects. Candidates must demonstrate expansive knowledge and experience in the science, technology and applications of Sanger and Next-generation sequencing. Experience in laboratories providing next-generation services, which can include CLIA reference lab experience, is required. Incumbents should have knowledge of the research and clinical applications of sequencing in sufficient depth to set strategic direction for the development of service offerings, envision the development of best in class products and services that differentiate from our competitors, and advise our clients in study design of their research. This position is charged to develop peerless Research and Develop, and Bioinformatics teams and capabilities from perspectives of quality of our services, customer satisfaction, scientific excellence, and efficiency. Candidates should have strong networks within our customer base to include both academic and commercial researchers and clinicians. Similar contacts within the suppliers and developers of sequencing technology are favored. Success in this position will derive from a comprehensive knowledge of customers, science, service business & the vision/leadership to translate new discoveries into innovative products and services. Responsibilities:-Lead and develop teams of scientists, engineers, programmers & bioinformaticians-Set scientific direction for the company & contribute scientific insights towards strategic plans-Ensure the conception, implementation, validation & launch of new products within timelines and budget-Imbue a culture of integrity, customer focus, accountability, scientific excellence & transparency-Champion strategic direction towards new products and greater market share-Drive continuous improvement of our laboratory processes to ensure industry leading service levels and cost effectiveness- Ensure our brand association with innovation through scientific publication, presentation and the generation of intellectual property-Assure the rigorous application of the Danaher Business System throughout the company  


-Leadership skills commensurate with this senior leadership position 
-Communications skills that enable the effective transmission of information and motivation to large and small groups at all levels within and outside the company 
-PhD or equivalent degree in related scientific field 
-Minimum of 15 years’ experience developing and using sequencing technologies with 10years in commercial or service lab settings 
-Minimum 5 years’ experience leading cross-functional development teams 
-Demonstrated abilities to lead and mentor teams of biologists, engineers & computational scientists towards successful commercial service offerings 
-Demonstrated scientific excellence to include scientific discovery, innovative product development & intellectual property generation 
-Deep knowledge of the technologies and computational methods employed in advanced sequencing platforms, to include those methods and systems under development 
-Knowledge of design control development processes and laboratory process validation methods

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About Our Organization

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems are found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world and produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. Beckman Coulter is an operating company of Danaher Corporation.


Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.


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Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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