R&D Manager

Idexx Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook , ME 04092

Posted 2 months ago

The R&D Manager will support activities related to immunoassay pipeline management and new product development within the Infectious Disease Diagnostic R&D group. You will lead a team of talented scientists who work on high impact, global projects that have a direct influence on the success of the organization. These strategic projects are high priorities for the organization and will provide the opportunities to serve as a consultant to areas across the organization for pre and post-launch activities.

The ideal candidate will be able to integrate and lead cross-functional groups and influence at all levels within the organization. If you are a strong leader who can engage and inspire dynamic teams to ensure effective communication and alignment, we want to hear from you!

What will you do?

  • Manage a team of 4 experienced scientists, assigning work, monitoring activities and evaluating performance. Manages escalated/critical issues.

  • Lead work activities of the technical project team, planning and organizing work, and driving the projects forward according to the project road map.

  • Identify problems, obstacles and opportunities for improvements and proactively acts to address issues and develop implementation strategies.

  • Proactively communicate with other related departments and process centers to coordinate work and resolve issues as needed.

  • Work in collaboration on transfer of products and supporting processes to manufacturing.

  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal technical and regulatory reviews. Will present at all levels within the organization, including senior management.

  • Serve as technical consultant for internal stakeholders post-launch.

  • Interface and coordinate work of outside vendors and contractors.

  • May author manuscripts based on research by the group for publication in scientific journals.

What do you need to succeed?

  • PhD with at least 3+ years relevant work experience required.

  • Strong technical leadership acumen with an ability to organize, prioritize and direct work activities.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to build networks and teams.

  • Project management skills and abilities with prior experience managing complex projects.

  • Immunoassay development experience is required with a background in infectious disease diagnostics preferred.

  • Experienced in product development and manufacturing transfers.

  • Continuous improvement mindset with proven reasoning, problem solving and analytical skills to resolve issues.

  • Excellent internal and external customer focus and relationship-building skills required.

  • Technologically savvy with demonstrated track record for learning new software tools.

IDEXX is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled Veteran employee


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R&D Manager

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