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Updated: April 2019


Director or VP of Research & Product Development

My client is a small and growing company. The company is focused on the development of multiplexed immunoassay microarrays and related products for diagnostics and life science research. They are looking for someone with strong industry experience in leading Product Development for both IVD and RUO products, to join their growing team. In addition to leading the company's research strategy, this person will be responsible for building a high-performing product development team. This position will report to the CEO. 


Location: Madison, WI


Key Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and execute the company's Product Development & Research operations.
  • Recruit, train, and mentor Product Development & Research staff.
  • Assist Marketing with the development of the product roadmap.
  • Manage teams to achieve project milestones on time and on budget.
  • Prepare product development and research budget.
  • Maintain required documentation for company's QMS, ISO 13485, FDA QSR, and IVDD, as applicable.
  • Transfer of validated products and processes to Manufacturing and Operations.
  • Observe all company policies and ethical, legal and regulatory requirements applicable to the business.


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in biology, immunology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or related field is preferred; B.S. with appropriate experience may be considered.
  • 10+ years of industry experience in assay and IVD product development.
  • Experience leading Product Development in an organization developing, producing, and selling diagnostic products.
  • Experience managing IVD development from concept to clinical validation is strongly preferred.
  • Proven track record of leading teams to product significant, measurable results.
  • ​Clear understanding of key business drivers across research elopement and commercial functions.
  • Prefer experience managing cell-based, immunoassay or other non-molecular IVD development from concept to clinical validation.

Other skills and competencies:

  • Clear written and oral communication.
  • Strong scientific leadership, preferably in immunoassay development.
  • Desire and comfort with creating teams and processes that do not currently exist in the company.
  • Competent with MS Office Suite of software

Benefits include but are not limited to: salary, stock options, and generous 401k. Relocation will be considered.

 Apply by sending resume (MS Word format) and cover letter highlighting qualifications to​