Head of Diagnostics Development, IVD

Job Category:
Pharmaceuticals / Biotechnology / Forensics / Medical Devices
Job Type:
South East
South East England
£60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Negotiable Salary + Bonus + Share option + Benefits
SCI Recruitment for Scientists
Job Ref:

Head of Diagnostics Development, IVD

Ref: 19767

Our Client is a uniquely positioned and fast expanding biotech company. They have developed an enviable reputation for quality across its entire business model. They are successfully exploiting their platform technology in three distinct markets, and now wish to expand their core diagnostic division through the recruitment of a Head of Diagnostics Development.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the person appointed will have a minimum of 5 years of experience developing biomarker based IVD assays in a commercial environment and have proven ability in leading a small team of scientists to accomplish product development goals

Key Roles & Responsibilities

•    Provides leadership and works closely with scientific staff to guide technical and operational activities to maximise value creation for the business

•    Lead the development of in house diagnostics projects delivering to time and within budget

•    Provide clear, comprehensive and fully costed project plans for our current and proposed in house diagnostics projects 

•    Ensure compliance with appropriate regulations and quality systems (ISO 9001 and ISO 13485)

•    Act as expert point of contact for diagnostic related issues

•    Ensure staff development to build a world class diagnostics capability

Key Person Specification:

•    Ph.D in Biochemistry or related area

•    Proven track record of IVD product development

•    Proven ability in leading a team of scientists in IVD assay/product development 

•    Solid grounding in Design Control 

•    Self-starter with excellent attention to detail

•    Good understanding of global regulatory requirements that pertain to product development and IVD manufacturing (e.g. CE IVD mark, FDA, ISO13485)

•    A professional and trustworthy individual with drive and passion to complete work within tight deadlines

•    Good communicator who is capable of fostering long-term working relationships with internal and external collaborators

•    Demonstrates passion, persistence, self-belief, focus, drive and determination

•    Results driven, customer focussed and hard working


The successful candidate will receive an excellent remuneration and benefits package along with the opportunity to develop your career with an exciting biotechnology organisation.

Role: Permanent

Attractive, negotiable salary + Bonus + Share option + Benefits

Location: Bedfordshire

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Tel: 01606 818290
Contact: Andy Cuthbert

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