Job Description Job Title: Senior Manager, R&D Requisition ID: 182723BR When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work. Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you'll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you. Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team and help us make significant contributions to the world. Location/Division Specific Information Austin, TX / Sample Prep, BID How will you make an impact? The Senior R&D Manager is responsible for leading the development of a next generation sample preparation methods, kits, reagents, for both manual and automated platforms. The Senior R&D Manager leads, directs and mentors a team of R&D personnel, allocating resources as the need arises. Will act as the technical expert and company spokesperson on new product development teams and scientific projects. The position reports to the Sample Prep R&D Sr. Director and will work closely with the Product Management team and other business units in Thermo Fisher Scientific. What will you do? * Develop next generation molecular biology and sample preparation products following the Decision to Investigate through Product Commercialization Process (PCP) to Product Release Checkpoint. * Independently plan, direct and complete innovation and product development strategies to meet customer and product requirements. Determine strategic approach to experimental design, optimization, verification and validation. * Critically analyze complex data, interpret and integrate experiment results with project and division objectives. Sets project directives based on data analysis. Maintain complete and thorough documentation. * Oversee and lead R&D staff, including hiring, performance management, training and professional development. Provide strategic direction and guidance to Scientists, Research Associates and Engineers in their daily experiments and troubleshooting. Lead team in systematic problem analysis and resolution processes for project advancement. Guide team in matrix environment. * Collaborate with other departments (i.e., Product Management, Marketing, Business Development, Regulatory, Technical Service and/or Operations) to coordinate product development and improvement. * Follow all company safety regulations and procedures. Ensure compliance of assigned staff. * May be required to perform other related duties as needed and/or assigned. How you will get here? Education * MS in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry with 7 years of experience. * PhD in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field preferred , or the equivalent education and experience with 5 years of experience required. Experience * Minimum 6 years as Manager of R&D or similar regulated industrial markets. * Prior proven success leading teams of at least 5 people. * Consistent track record in developing molecular biology products, with a focus on nucleic acids, purification and automated systems. * Experience in assessing the scientific talent of a team, re-design roles as needed, and develop and recruit scientific talent. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities * Proven ability to collaborate with and influence colleagues on cross-functional business teams. * Track record of having had an impact on the achievement of sales and operating income objectives. * Influential communicator. * Strategic and analytical skills. * Knowledge of diagnostic market trends. * Persistent and flexible in response to change. At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.