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Director, R&D, Medical Business in Santa Ana, California - Careers at Santa Ana, CA

Company: FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Location: Santa Ana
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:


Requisition ID 2021-16239
Category R & D
Company (Portal Searching) FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific
Overview
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., is a worldwide leader in the innovation and manufacture of cell culture media, reagents, and medical devices for researchers and clinicians. The company provides unrivaled service and quality to scientists working in biopharmaceuticals, cell therapy, and regenerative medicine, assisted reproductive technology and cytogenetics, and industrial cell culture for the large-scale production of biotherapeutics and vaccines. FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific adheres to both ISO and FDA regulations and operates dual cGMP manufacturing facilities in California, USA, and Tokyo, Japan. The company's consultative philosophy combined with expertise in cell culture and compliance provides customers with unique capabilities and support. For over 50 years, FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific has remained uniquely flexible and focused on media while becoming a strategic global leader in media products and services. FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc. is a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation reporting to FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation.We are hiring a Director of Research and Development, Medical Business. The Director of R&D will provide management and leadership to achieve the Company's objectives related to product research, development and support. The person in this role will be responsible for all activities relating to FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific's Medical Division's cell culture media technology, product development (cell culture media, devices, and assays), technical support, or process improvements. The medical business consists of assisted reproductive technology and cytogenetics products.**
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Responsibilities:

  • Drive and direct the scientific research and development activities including discovery, evaluation, development, and licensing of new products through the management of product or project teams
  • Responsible for managing multiple projects meeting their milestone measurements, performance specifications, production costs, development budget, and goal scheduling
  • Execute and support product launch, commercialization, enhancement planning, and implementation in alliance with global marketing, operations, quality/regulatory, and sales functions
  • Recruit and hire highly talented, motivated individuals with required skills and abilities with an emphasis on achieving the diversity necessary to establish an effective team
  • Lead development of staff and the product development process for improved effectiveness and efficiency
  • Represent R&D group across other departments communicating company objectives, inspiring scientific participation, brining solutions and resolving conflicts
  • Participate as an active member of the senior management team with responsibility for assisting the Executive and Senior Management in setting strategy and achieving the company's goals and objectives in all areas consistent with the FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific mission Experience/ Education:
    • PhD in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Developmental Biology or related life science discipline with more than 10 years of industrial product development experience, or relevant work experience
    • Successful track record of new product development and launch, from concept through pilot production, scale up and technology transfer to manufacturing is required
    • Hands on management and involvement in of aspects of an R & D organization's day-to-day operations is required
    • Proven leadership and management ability, including strategic and analytical thinking, vision, market differentiation and business results required
    • Thorough understanding of cell culture metabolism, biochemistry, and formulation chemistry is highly preferred
    • Thorough understanding of all aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology including embryology, andrology, in vitro fertilization, and media development & optimization is preferred
    • Understanding of clinical trial designs is highly desirable
    • Experience in in vitro diagnostics, and genomic or proteomic assay development is desirable
    • Experience in cell-based imaging is a bonus
    • Understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) concepts and basic understanding of programming is a bonus
    • Excellent communication skills are necessary
    • Mentoring, coaching and teaching ability and orientation is necessary
    • People development, performance management and change management are necessary skills for success FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of FUJIFILM about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at FUJIFILM via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of FUJIFILM, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by FUJIFILM for this requisition and a valid agreement with FUJIFILM is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the FUJIFILM agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

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