R&D Project Director

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R&D Project Director


Research & Development

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Position Summary:

The R&D Project Director is responsible for managing key R&D projects. Project management responsibilities include the coordination of key aspects of projects which include project planning with project leaders, monitor progress, timeline, budget, coordinate product validation, regulatory approval and resources. Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of project.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Coordinate project activities with department leads or the cross-functional team leader
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan with project leader to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance with project leader using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals
  • Meet budgetary objectives with project leader and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
Qualifications Required:
  • PhD in Life Sciences or Bio-Medical Engineering with 2-4 years of experience in the medical diagnostic field; experience in immuno-assay field is preferred
  • MS in Life Sciences or Bio-Medical engineering 5-10 years of experience in the medical diagnostic field; experience in immuno-assay field is preferred
  • Experience with FDA and other regulatory agencies is preferred
  • Proven working experience in project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus
  • Supervisory experience is preferred

For immediate consideration, please send a resume to srivera@chembio.com Chembio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.