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Sr. Director, Research and Development - Molecular Diagnostics

Company: Hologic
Location: San Diego
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Job Description:

At Hologic, we're an innovative medical technology company that enables healthier lives everywhere, every day. We are also a company that prospers and grows, which is why we've been able to expand our offerings to empower even more people and champion women's health

What powers our growth across Breast & Skeletal Health, Diagnostics, GYN Surgical and Medical Aesthetics Solutions is also what differentiates us: the exceptional and clinically proven capacity of our products to detect, diagnose and treat illnesses and other health conditions earlier and better. This clinical superiority creates high expectations, which we fulfill by continually challenging ourselves to improve health through better technology, education and market access.

None of this would be possible without the talent and passion of our employees. Together, our expertise and dedication to developing and sharing more robust, science-based certainty drives our global presence and a promising pipeline that responds to the unmet health and wellness needs of women, families and communities.

While we focus on women's health and well-being, we are committed to having an even broader benefit on the world. Together, we advocate for better health and wellness through solutions that provide ever greater certainty and peace of mind.

Job Summary

The primary role of the Senior Director, Research and Development - Molecular Diagnostics is to serve as an R&D and product development leader, with a focus on bringing new products to market. This incorporates leadership of multiple development teams and oversight of product development efforts, including cross functional collaboration to address business areas such as market strategies, product profile definitions, manufacturability, and clinical study design. The senior leader in this position will act as a leader and mentor for their teams, and as a senior R&D team leader and subject matter expert for the site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent may be asked to perform other function-related activities in addition to the below mentioned responsibilities as reasonably required by business needs.

  • Lead scientific teams in the discovery and development of new technologies, and in developing new products.

    Acts as a key liaison with other functions to ensure close cooperation, coordination and teamwork between those functions and Product Development

    Provide technical leadership/contribution through all phases of product development

  • Manage project budgets, timelines, and other deliverables as needed.

    Champion the "voice of the customer" in all Product Development activities

  • Play role in developing future company vision based on technology and market insights

    Serve as a key strategic planning resource for Product Development related activities, including participation, as requested in outside technology assessments

    Recruit, hires, directs, and provides objectives/development goals for Product Development personnel, and builds/manages high performing teams.

  • Represent the company at conferences or at external meetings as needed.

  • Provide guidance and expertise to other departments, including product launch, customer support, and on-market product support.

  • Interact with upper management in communicating project requirements, tasks, issues and resourcing.


    • BS, MS or PhD degree in a scientific or engineering discipline


    • Minimum of 15 years' experience with BS degree, or

    • Minimum of 12 years' experience with MS degree, or

    • Minimum of 10 years' experience with PhD

    • Experience in molecular diagnostics or related field

    • Minimum of 5 years' experience managing product development teams.

    • Experience in IVD product development, preferably oncology

    • Subject matter expert in the field of molecular diagnostics
    • Expertise in the development of FDA regulated in vitro diagnostic products
    • Good understanding of the cGMP and IVD regulations related to product design
    • Extensive project management and people management skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively with senior management, peers, subordinates and other departments, and manage cross functional teams/relationships

      Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:

      Agencies that submit a resume to Hologic must have a current executed Hologic Agency Agreement executed by a member of the Human Resource Department. In addition Agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by a Hologic Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to the Hologic Recruiter under these terms or they will not be considered.

      Hologic, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer inclusive of disability and veterans.

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