Research & Development Manager

Sydney Permanent / Full Time

My background in academic research has given me specialist knowledge and expertise in a range of modern molecular biology and bioinformatic research techniques. As a Ph.D. student, I examined the complex relationships between microbial diversity, sexually transmitted pathogens, localised gene expression, and infertility among women.As Recruiter with mexec, I combine my knowledge, networking skills, and growing understanding of industry to help solve the problems of companies and individuals in the Life Sciences sectors.

Recruiter :
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas
  • Biotech Start-up
  • NGS technologies
  • Diagnostics
The Client
Backed by significant venture capital funding, our client is a biotech start-up developing innovative technologies poised to transform the industry’s approach to quality control and longitudinal monitoring of clinical molecular diagnostics. Key to this strategy is the expansion of their widely published platform which focuses on the use of synthetic DNA and RNA ‘spike-in’ controls to increase the accuracy, performance, and quality of genomic data. 
The Opportunity
Our client is seeking a specialist Research and Development manager, with a strong background in NGS technologies, to join their team and drive innovation and advancement of their technologies and product range. Within this role, your responsibilities will include:
  • Oversee and manage the research and development program, including all aspects of the design and execution of experiments using genomics and bioinformatics approaches.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams within the business to develop detailed research plans that meet the requirements for publication, regulatory adherence, IP protection, and broader strategic plans.   
  • Supervise the reporting and interpretation of data, including the creation and maintenance of internal documentation, in accordance with the company’s QMS, to ensure compliance with internal and external quality requirements.
  • Provide guidance and direction to research and development staff to successfully deliver the strategies and initiatives outlined in the company’s R&D roadmap.
The Ideal Candidate
  • PhD in a relevant discipline, complemented by relevant industry experience in molecular biology laboratory protocols and instrumentation, statistical methods and data analysis.
  • Understands the rigors and risks involved in the transitioning of a research program into a marketable product for the biotechnology and diagnostic sectors.
  • Professional understanding of clinical genomics and personalised medicine and sound experience with bioinformatics, NGS protocols and analysis of NGS data – ideally within a clinical or translational setting.
  • Experience with process development, method validation, and document management and control (including version status, approval, and document review).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to work effectively, both autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • An enthusiastic and innovative in approaching new challenges in a way that recognises and aligns with the broader strategies and objectives of the company.
The Application
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please email any questions you may have to [email protected] or call 1300 063 932 to arrange a confidential discussion with Mark Thomas or Shayalini Wignarajah. To apply, visit our website at and click Apply Now to submit a copy of your current CV and cover letter.

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Science & Biotechnology > Biotech Science & Biotechnology

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