Manager / Director, Research

Bristol, PA

Posted: 11/15/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 489.18CM Pay Rate: 70,000 - 100,000

Manager / Director, Research

We are currently looking for a creative and resourceful scientific leader.  This group works on new technologies, assays, and instrumentation, as well as problem-solving of existing assays and techniques.  The position is lab and office based but will require occasional travel and evening/weekend work.  Essential functions to include:

  • Lead a group of scientists to design and develop novel molecular assays
  • Plans, prioritizes, and tracks multiple projects
  • Performs a wide variety of assays and other experiments within several areas of expertise to advance HTG EdgeSeq products.
  • Responsible for assessing new technologies in NGS and molecular diagnostics
  • Proposes and carries out short and long-term individual and team objectives
  • Critically reviews contributions made by team members
  • Independently contributes ideas related to all projects and contributes novel ideas to solve problems
  • Performs detailed data analysis and reports results
  • Ensures compliance with lab safety and GMP/ISO requirements
  • Monitors own work to ensure high quality product and accuracy

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

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  • Bachelor’s Degree prefer Master or Ph.D. degree – Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related
  • 2+ years prior experience (industry or academic) in laboratory experience
  • Previous experience working with people and collaborating on projects
  • Molecular biology laboratory experience, including next-gen sequencing, qPCR, automation instruments, and routine tasks. Pathology/Oncology experience desired
  • Strong communication skills
  • Generate, summarize, and present data and conclusions to internal and external audiences
  • Represent (propose and complete objectives) the department on a multidisciplinary team or on outside collaborations
  • Publication and collaboration experience required
  • Leadership and motivational abilities
  • Management of scientists and other lab personnel
  • Organize and track multiple projects, lab maintenance, and personnel within a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office at a minimum. Knowledge of statistical programs and methods, Linux, programming language(s), or next-gen sequencing analysis a definite plus

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Crystal Meeks at 815.756.1221 /

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Crystal Meeks
Sr. Technical Recruiter

Our Industrial Laboratory Recruitment Team specializes in placing candidates at all levels of the chemical development cycle from Laboratory Technicians to Executive Leadership in Research.  I joined CPS in 2011 as a full cycle recruiter and have expertise in the following areas:


Technical Leadership ~ Product Development ~ Organic and Polymer Synthesis 
Formulation ~ Research & Development 
Application Chemistry ~ Technical Service
Process Chemistry ~ Analytical Chemistry ~ Method Development
Regulatory Compliance ~ EH&S ~ Quality Assurance ~ Quality Control 


My recruitment philosophy encompasses the belief that people are the greatest asset in an organization.  Finding the right fit is not only about the technology.  It is about how an employee fits within an organization's culture and ensuring that both parties can add value to each other immediately and in the future.   


If you have interest in finding an opportunity that aligns with your career goals, or if you are a hiring manager looking for talent that can add value to your organization, I would love to hear from you!

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