Sr. R&D Manager

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Rockford , IL 61101

Posted 3 weeks ago

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US - Illinois - Rockford


Job Description

Job Title: Sr. R&D Manager, Western Blot Imaging and Reagents

Requisition ID: 98864BR

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

Rockford, IL | Protein and Cell Analysis | This position has been approved for Relocation Assistance.

How will you make an impact?

Leads team in development of Western blot imaging and reagents products. Provides strong technical and strategic leadership for new product development. Supervises team of 5-7 direct reports.

What will you do?

  • Leads the R&D team responsible for development of Western blot imaging instruments and reagents

  • Manages a group of 5-7 direct reports

  • Responsible for executing the Western blot imaging & reagent product roadmap

  • Provides techical leadership on Western blot reagent development

  • Provides strong techical guidance to hardware and software engineers for Western blot imaging instrument development projects

  • Sets the scientific direction and strategy in the area of Western workflow for the company with marketing

  • Builds business/technical case analyses with product management. Makes proposals with company/divisional scope to management

  • Contributes well-considered ideas for new products and identifies new technologies of significant value to the company/division

  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of relevant scientific fields and techniques and advises senior management on complex technology issues related to reagents and instrumentation

  • Oversees and reviews technical methods for production, testing, and use of new products

  • Provides leadership on business development and technology transfer activities

  • Supports other internal departments such as product management, manufacturing, technical support, and product testing

  • Promotes a culture of product and process innovation

  • Gives effective scientific, financial, and business presentations internally and externally

  • Serves as primary author of scientific publications (posters/papers) and presents at scientific conferences and external customer sites

  • Represents Company externally to commercial and academic partners

How will you get here?


  • Minimum of a Bachelors of Science degree with 10 years experience. Preferred MS degree with 10+ years experience or Ph.D. with 8+ years of experience


  • Preferred 5+ years of relevant industrial experience

  • Preferred 5+ years of management experience (people and/or project management)

  • Strong background in reagent development, including Western blotting and other relevant life science fields

  • Strong background in biochemical and biological methods and method development, design of experiments, development and application

  • Experience with instrument and software development preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to work with cross functional teams (biologists, engineers, software)

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to manage projects and mentor direct reports

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills through formal and informal discussions with peers, supervisor, and upper management

  • Effective in using word processing, graphing, presentation and spreadsheet programs

  • A demonstrated track record of developing & launching commercial products (instruments and/or reagents) in the life science area is desirable

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular missionenabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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