Jobs in life sciences

Design Manager (Biochemical Engineering Team Leader)

Ref. 20180601
Function: The Biochemical Engineering Team Lead takes the lead and takes care of the Company's Design Team.
Location: Belgium- Mechelen

The company:

The Biochemical Engineering Team Lead will have the title 'Design Manager'. He or she is an inspiring leader, empowering the company's design team. This team consists of a group of 10-15 high level scientists, focusing on the following projects:
- the design of innovative technology building blocks (biochemicals and reagents)
- the development of new assays in the field of diagnostics and companion diagnostics
- the support of technological improvements to existing products.

In this role:

• You are an experienced people manager with a broad scientific background. You understand the overall principles of the biochemical engineering challenges when making or improving assays at the Company.

• You represent the Design Team within the Company's R&D team and aligns the team capabilities with the business needs.

• You are the lead of the team, who encourages scientific research, proactive thinking & handling, open communication and creativity. A real people manager.

• You create a context that stimulates innovation, initiative and continuous improvement for the team members within the highly regulated and fast-moving business context.

• You ensure optimal project assignment within the budget.

• You ensure competency management for the Design Team; you stimulate your team members at different levels in order to map and follow-up on personal development desire.

• You define processes and organize meetings to support optimal functioning of the Design Team.

• You are responsible for the execution of the company goals & objectives through the Design Team; you report to the CTO.

• You are able to capture opportunities and nourish ideas coming from the Design Team.

 

Job description:

The Biochemical Engineering Team Lead will have the title 'Design Manager'. He or she is an inspiring leader, empowering the company's design team. This team consists of a group of 10-15 high level scientists, focusing on the following projects:- the design of innovative technology building blocks (biochemicals and reagents)- the development of new assays in the field of diagnostics and companion diagnostics- the support of technological improvements to existing products.

Requested competences and skills:

High level degree in science  and/or technology 

• Well-developed people management skills, including experience with (senior) scientific profiles;
• Minimum of 5 years work experience, preferably in an industrial setting (core: biochemical engineering), of which 3 years in a people management role;
• Knowledge of the (molecular) diagnostic market in oncology is a plus;
• Knowledge of the technologies and chemistries that are applied in the diagnostic market, including qPCR and/or NGS technologies;
• Knowledge of the Design and Development processes in a diagnostic company is a plus;
• Proven track record in leadership:
o Team leader; you create a nice environment to work in
o Open and simple communication, straight forward, no-nonsense
o Conflict resolution skills
• Methodic (project management skills, process improvement, budget control, goals & objectives cascading);
• Result- and improvement-oriented;
• Able to make an impact;
• Perfect English written and spoken;
• Knowledge of standard software like MS Office;
• Experience with Bio IT tools and databases is a plus;
• Eager to learn about new technologies;
• Open-minded;
• Empathetic;
• Knowledge of the market is a plus;
• You are able to be daily present (on-site job);
• Flexible;
• No hierarchic type;
• Limited traveling to the U.S. (3x/year); the Biochemical Engineering Team Lead empowers his or her team by leading by example;
• Reliable.

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