Opening For Associate Director - Cambridge

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Associate Director - Cambridge

 Associate Director, Early-Phase Product Development
(Biotechnology Industry / Next Generation DNA Sequencing Platforms – NGS)
Full Time / Permanent, Little Chesterford, Cambridgeshire, UK
Industry leading remuneration package which would include annual bonus, equity, private medical insurance, 10% pension and more!
Illumina are the global leaders in the development of Next Generation DNA Sequencing Technology (NGS). With over 90% of the world’s NGS data being produced using Illumina technology, it’s clear that our hardware, software and reagents represent the most reliable and accurate genomics platforms on the market today.
Want to be a part of the winning team?
Illumina win Genomics England Project – first of its kind in the world
Illumina develop the world's 1st platform capable of sequencing a human genome for under $1000
Illumina outstrip their competitors for speed, accuracy and throughput
Illumina’s Technology Development function (EMEA) is looking for a driven and innovative leader to help drive early-phase product development at their EMEA headquarters. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work on one of the most exciting technology platforms in life sciences. Illumina’s sequencing technology utilises proprietary biochemistry coupled with state of the art microfluidics, laser detection and powerful software. Illumina has held its place as the leading NGS platform by reinvesting heavily into R&D to ensure it is at the front of the technology curve. This role will put the post holder at the centre of this drive.
This role would suit candidates that have a strong pedigree in product development and clearly show where they have steered company resource to deliver innovative solutions to a technical brief.
Core Responsibilities:
To leading a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers to developing novel and industry-leading DNA sequencing technologies and platform enhancements Identifying and evaluating new product opportunities, including concept costing and market opportunity assessment Working closely with cross-site business units and teams to meet functional and company goals Contributing to portfolio planning and technology road mapping activities Maintaining a strong external network of entrepreneurs and academia, including attending and speaking at key events Providing strategic direction to advances in technological capabilities
MS or PhD in physics, engineering, physical chemistry, or related discipline Demonstrable industrial experience within a relevant industry sector coupled with hands-on knowledge of working in a management role Broad technology and product development background spanning instrumentation, assays, and algorithms A deep knowledge of engineering techniques applicable to life sciences Basic knowledge of manufacturing and prototyping processes Innovative, driven, results-oriented and methodical, with record of achievement commensurate with previous experience Effectively communicates with scientists, executives, patent attorneys and other professionals to achieve desired results Strong interpersonal, verbal communication and presentation skills
Experience of regulated product development in the medical device industry, including writing protocols for 510(k) and PMA submissions to the FDA Proficient at CAD modeling and engineering drawings using AutoCAD or SolidWorks Strong programming skills (Python, C++) Experience with Design for Assembly and Design for Manufacturing
If you want to work with an industry leader on a technology that is revolutionising healthcare, forensics, biological research, agriculture and drug discovery then this is an opportunity worth considering."
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