Detalles del puesto

Development Director

Madrid   •  Permanent   •  Actualizado 12/07/16

Bullet points

  • Research & Development Director. Nanobiotechnology sector.
  • Sciences Degree. Nanotechnology. 5 years experience. English.

Acerca de nuestro cliente

The reference partner in the Nanobiotechnology sector.

Descripción de la oferta

  • Meet the established milestones/deadlines on schedule and undertake the projects with a view to assuring its success.
  • Participate in strategic planning and implementation.
  • Maintain an overall knowledge of the Company's top prospects and represent that information at meetings and discussions, as needed.
  • Supervise the research staff. Set departmental and individual employee goals and provide routine evaluations of progress toward these goals. Identify and promote professional growth opportunities for staff. Ensure adherence to professional standards and ethics of prospect research.
  • Ensure R&D activities are properly and thoroughly documented.
  • Be accountable for the timely preparation of progress and subject reports according to agreed plans, milestones and company guidelines for areas of direct responsibility.
  • Develop and oversee budget expenses through conscientious use of company resources, developing and implementing systems and controls and monitoring spending.
  • Perform IP searches, submit new ideas for patent filing, and manage IP portfolio.
  • Capture innovative knowledge, in direct or indirect form, from relevant congresses, conferences, seminars, trade shows and workshops for application of strategic areas of product development/technology usage.
  • Establish and maintain contact with all relevant national and international organisations and institutes and develop network with external R&D organisations.
  • Ensures there are design and experimentation principles and methods in place to support the commercialisation process and manufacturing objectives including: product viability, manufacturing efficiency, equipment selection validation, product performance, and repeatability.
  • Function as the first point of contact for the Operations Department and be familiarised with the production environment/requirements to ensure efficient product transfer from R&D to the manufacturing organisations.
  • Collaborate with Sales & Marketing to give solutions to customer requirements.
  • Ensure R&D activities lead to achieving Strategic Objectives, improving Sales & Market Position, and optimising Profitability.
  • Creates a positive work environment built on trust, mutual respect, collaboration and open and honest communication.



Particular challenges will include maintaining the research focus prioritising efforts of the staff in the most effective manner possible. An experienced staff of 8 PhDs researchers is in place for the Director to manage and lead.

Perfil buscado (h/m)

  • PhD required in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials science, Polymer Science, Biochemistry or related fields, applied to biosensors and conjugation of biomolecules, nanoparticles and surfaces. MBA is desired.
  • Must possess advanced skills in Nanobiotechnology including an understanding of synthesis of nanoparticles, physicochemical&biological characterisation of nanomaterials, biofunctionalization of nanomaterials with a wide variety of biomolecules (including proteins, nucleic acids, peptides, drugs, etc.), application of nanomaterials in biosensing, therapy and theragnosis.
  • Successful record of accomplishment of taking products into commercial production is highly preferred.
  • Results oriented.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative, customer-oriented working environment.
  • Capable of speaking comfortably in front of any size or type of audience.
  • Capable of effectively selecting exemplary staff members through sound interviewing practices and character evaluation technique.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to appropriately communicate sensitive information and to judge how and with whom this information should be shared.
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly with the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
  • Must possess an ability to think strategically, delegate responsibility, listen carefully, build consensus and communicate and advocate effectively in a multidisciplinary organisation.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement effective work-flow management policies, leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation, and motivation.
  • In-depth understanding of organisational processes and systems.
  • Must be able and willing to share credit for successes and encourage the integration of others' ideas and proposals.
  • Demonstrated record of initiative, problem solving, and adaptability.
  • Ability to manage several projects at one time.
  • Experience of implementing best practices in a research environment.
  • Quality management knowledge will be a plus.
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred, but not essential.

Qué Ofrecemos

A good opportunity for your professional development.

Me interesa este trabajo

Haz clic en el botón Inscribirme con CV completo o en LinkedIn . Esta oferta con referencia 257293 será gestionada por Paula Martínez
Como estás utilizando un dispositivo de Apple iOS no podemos cargar tu CV. Por favor inscríbete con tu perfil de @social_buttons. . Esta oferta con referencia 257293 será gestionada por Paula Martínez