Director of Research and Development Operations

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Our client, a leading biotechnology company, is currently seeking an ambitious and gifted Director of Research and Development Operations to help lead their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated leader with a go-getter attitude and a drive to succeed. Key duties include:

1) Perform operational, technical and financial activities required for delivering services to clients
2) Lead the organization to implement vision for executing calculated operations through assigned staff
3) Ensure quality and compliance are maintained
4) Provide scientific and operational leadership in different areas of testing services
5) Manage the team in order to achieve expected results in terms of technical and quality performance as per applicable government regulations, manufacturing processes or other considerations
6) Ensure creation and modification of standards, procedures, specifications and processes
7) Manage client-contracted programs for varied purposes
8) Manage growth and financial performance of the business unit by driving EBITDA and revenue
9) Expand and execute process improvement steps for increasing productivity and quality, decreasing cost and turnaround time
10) Review scope of work and proposals for new and existing clients
11) Identify and address technical as well as compliance gaps in analytical development strategy
12) Provide thought leadership on new technologies and changes in regulatory environment
13) Comply with established standards, policies, protocols, standard operating procedures and governmental regulatory standards
14) Ensure quality and cost effective services meet regulatory standards
15) Ensure laboratory area meets regulatory, resource and safety requirements


  • 1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field
    2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)
    3) Recent experience in the biotechnology industry is strongly preferred
    4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in research and development For the right leader, this is a wonderfully rewarding role with tremendous growth prospects. If you are qualified and think you're a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP. We thank all applicants, but only candidates who meet our client's criteria will be contacted.


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Director / VP
  R&D / Science
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