BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Single Cell Multi-omics, Senior Director in San Jose, California

Job Description SummaryWe are searching for a Director, Single Cell Multi-omics in the R&D function to lead a high performing team driving our growing investment in the field of single cell multi-omics. This leadership role will report to Vice President of R&D, BD Biosciences and will oversee technology and product development as well as functional excellence of R&D function within the Genomics team.

Job Description

About BD Biosciences

BD Biosciences (BDB) is a global leader in solutions which enable transformative treatments for cancer and infectious disease. BDB is the leader in technological advances uncovering the single cell nature of disease including flow cytometry instrumentation, reagents and software solutions for research and clinical applications as well for single cell genomics and gene profiling applications.

We are searching for a Director, Single Cell Multi-omics in the R&D function to lead a high performing team driving our growing investment in the field of single cell multi-omics. This leadership role will report to Vice President of R&D, BD Biosciences and will oversee technology and product development as well as functional excellence of R&D function within the Genomics team.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Lead the Product Development, Applications and Bioinformatic team within our Single Cell Multi-omics organization to successfully deliver an exciting portfolio of single cell and multi-omics products.

  • Well versed in the development of genomic analysis tools, systems and solutions, preferably those based on NGS technologies - act as resident expert and mentor to other R&D team members in this domain.

  • Working experience with common molecular biology techniques (PCR, RT, NGS, library preparation, etc.) and wet laboratory operations

  • A passionate advocate for the customer, leverage existing network and build new connections in the field of Single Cell, NGS & Multi-Omics. Use this network to create a channel into the R&D organization for agile & impactful delivery of customer insights into product development.

  • Spearhead the introduction of new products as well as help refine and enhance the stage gate development process and quality management systems in the organization.

  • Build and invest in a team of talented associates through focused engagement, development and leadership.

  • Demonstrate the ability to lead teams in a matrixed, fast paced environment and possess strong communication and change management skills.

  • As a member of the R&D leadership team contribute and drive the overall R&D strategic direction, along with VP R&D and other LT members.

  • Contribute to the research solutions strategic planning efforts and drive the continual evolution of the business’s multi-omic product roadmaps in partnership with the Senior Director of Reagent Development.

  • Bring a strong customer centric approach through championing an environment of continuous improvement, innovation, constructive challenge and diverse perspectives.

  • Develop a high degree of rigor and discipline within the team to ensure predictable delivery of high quality products to operations.

  • Build and invest in a team of talented associates through focused engagement, development and leadership.

  • Prepare and oversee the preparation of technical reports, protocols and analyses of R&D projects and processes. Generate management reports including summaries of progress against objectives, outstanding risks, and financial implications, as appropriate.

  • Serve as the R&D Leader on the Single Cell Multi-Omics Platform

  • Manage and be responsible for the budget and resource allocations in line with business strategy

Success Factors

Customer centricity

  • Customer driven and customer facing leadership experience

  • Relentless pursuit for understating the customer need and delivering innovative and intuitive solutions to meet them

  • Natural curiosity to learn the scientific and clinical domain in which our customers operate

  • Skilled at building a strong external network

  • Ability to bring best practices, tools, capabilities and ideas from outside into the organization

Strategic Acumen

  • Ability to think broadly & synthesize complex and diverse sets of input into a cohesive and compelling strategic direction

  • Ability to communicate vision to the organization and to inspire people towards that vision

  • Experience in developing and implementing rational organizational designs in alignment with business strategies and goals

Win as One BD - collaborative leader and partner

  • The successful candidate in this role will be collaborating very closely with peer leaders in other areas of R&D, specifically research and clinical immunology and flow cytometry reagent and assay development teams, as well as business functions.

  • A genuine partner and collaborator who puts the success of the overall enterprise and customer above all elseAbility to build a bridge across functional areas

  • Dynamic leader with effective change management and interpersonal skills

  • Skilled at influencing peers, senior leaders and other team members without direct authority

Gets it Done - bias for action and accountability for results

  • Ability to deconstruct major objectives into actionable targets and deliverables and to methodically drive for execution.

  • Disciplined in holding self and others accountable towards execution of deliverables

  • Provides sound decision making and solutions to a variety of technical and organizational problems of high scope and complexity

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex and cross-functional projects in a fast-paced environment

Grows Talent

  • Proactive performance management and associate engagement and development

  • Drive to build strong succession pipelines for critical

  • Focused efforts to build critical talent capabilities needed to achieve business goals

  • Create a culture that retains and attracts top talent

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 10-15 years of experience in developing and commercializing multi-omic, NGS and immunology tools is highly desirable

  • Minimum of MS in Molecular Biology, Genomics or similar Life Science discipline. PhD is highly desired

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible, relevant experience in the Life Sciences industry.

  • Prior people leadership experience with a proven track record in building and developing high functioning teams of product development experts capable of predictable delivery in life sciences industry, clinical and/or medical product is desirable.

  • Experience leading R&D at a start-up moving through launch phase is highly desirable.

Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status