Director of R&D- Biomarker Discovery, Immunoassays.

Cartwright James
US$20k - US$170k pa
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Director of Research and Development - Biomarker Discovery, Immunoassays.


Cartwright James is working with a Biomarker Discovery company that supports clinical diagnostics and drug development companies by providing cutting edge technology and first access to many novel biomarkers.

This rapidly growing Biotechnology Company is looking for a Director of Research and Development to lead from the front and grow and manage the biomarker pipeline and R&D strategy. Reporting directly into the Chief Scientific offer, this new position is a great opportunity to really have an impact on a developing business.

This position is based West-Coast US.


*To organise and manage the personnel, projects, and activities assigned to the R&D Laboratory.
*To develop, validate, and transfer new tests to the companies extensive CLIA certified test menu.
*To participate in discussions involving the strategic direction of the organisation.
*To lead a small team of Scientists in the development of de-novo immunoassays, working with the QA Manager to provide leadership in quality goals and regulatory standards.
* To aid the Business Development group in supporting client enquiries and to lead scientific discussions providing technical insights.


* PhD in a related field preferred.
* Experience in a diagnostic laboratory environment, diagnostic industries, or CRO.
*Bench experience troubleshooting immunoassays, validating assays and with technology transfer.
*Experience with bioanalytical services and immunogenicity testing is preferred.
*Demonstrated ability to successfully lean small teams and projects and to get results through others.
*Experience of obtaining successful regulatory approval including GMP and Design Control requirements.