Your role :
The Head of the Genome Engineeering group will work with the Leadership Team to create business, innovation and new product development strategies whilst ensuring the achievement of financial objectives.
The successful candidate will play an important role as an integral part of a dynamic team in MilliporeSigma’s Gene Editing and Novel Modalities business.
Specifically, the candidate will leverage their extensive experience with using and developning gene regulation technologies to :
Work with Business Development partners to in-license and out-license gene regulation technologies of value.
Lead the R&D team to organically develop new Best in Class gene regulation technologies to support both the Reagent and Therapeutic Markets.
Support the development and prosecution of intellectual property with legal business partners.
Represent MilliporeSigma at both scientific and trade conferences.
Communicat effectively with colleagues from non-scientific backgrounds.
Support and foster internal and external collaborations.
Maintain an internal and external network of key opinion leaders.
Maintain technical knowledge by active review of the latest literature and conference presentations.
He / she will collaborate with multifaceted R&D organizations across multiple sites to evaluate, develop and implement business critical technologies and product and to build capabilities for an emerging business.
Provide strong leadership skills with the ability to analyze complex business operations and implement strategies to improve performance.
Manage and coordinate personnel, inventory and capital resources to assist manufacturing of products to meet customer demands and company goals.
Who you are :
PhD or equivalent with extensive molecular biology, cell biology and virology training
In lieu of PhD, BS or MSc + verifiable product launch experience
10+ years of experience in successfully leading cross-functional teams in R&D
10+ yrs Product Development in life sciences industry.
5 years significant experience managing Project Portfolios and providing analytics
7+yrs overseeing R&D staff / project groups with a preferred focus on cellular biology, product development, engineering and quality assurance
Extensive experience in recombinant DNA and gene engineering technologies with a focus on biotherapeutic production.
Broad knowledge of cell biology and molecular biology
Experience establishing and implementing ISO9001, GLP and cGMP regulatory standards and processes.