SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION

The Scientific Director has overall responsibility for the scientific functions of the company, including basic and applied research projects, quality improvement, and the development of new processes, technologies and products that serve internal and customer requirements. This management position combines knowledge of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), and quality control testing with the professional leadership, strategic, and business skills to promote the efficiency, profitability and competitive position of the company.

The Scientific Director will establish and maintain professional links with appropriate professional bodies and will represent the company at national and international meetings, working groups and projects to continue the development of new techniques and areas within the ART industry.

The Scientific Director reports to the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide strategic and scientific advice to the management team of the company and its parent.
  • Develop and establish a clear strategy and implementation plan for the critical areas of responsibility.
  • Establish and promote standards of practice and quality across the ART industry making links to, and influencing as appropriate, other bodies such as the FDA and other regulatory agencies within the Industry.
  • Provide scientific advice on regulatory standards.
  • Work with customers and internal staff to design and execute product development work and research studies.
  • Provide consulting on the proper use of the mouse embryo assay and other ART focused quality control tests in the IVF lab.
  • Assist in the lab as necessary.
  • Special projects as required.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Minimum: MS or Ph.D. in Reproduction Sciences or closely related field, required.
  • Significant experience in an ART lab with thorough knowledge of embryology and quality control.
  • Scientific background with experience in research, innovation, and scientific publications preferred.
  • Robust analytical and statistical skills.
  • In-depth experience and knowledge of reproductive sciences, in order to understand and to explain current and future scientific issues affecting the role, with an ability to provide authoritative scientific advice.
  • Significant experience, in a lead role, in the development and successful implementation of critical organizational strategies in relevant functional areas.
  • Experience individual in building positive and productive relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders. Practical in managing critical networks and relationships, demonstrating an appropriate balance between empowerment, support, and assertiveness.
  • Experience in managing product disposition, release, and regulatory submissions 510 (k), CE mark will be a plus.
  • A robust corporate presence and active team member. With the ability to achieve an appropriate balance between scientific interests and organization-wide interests.
  • An open and participative style with excellent leadership/communication skills.
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties that fall within the skill requirements of the job may be assigned.

WORK LOCATION:

One location; 30% travel may be required

BENEFITS:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401 K
  • Stock Options
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance