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Danaher Corporation Senior R&D Director ASR in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Leica Biosystems’ mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. We’re a global leader in cancer diagnostics with the most comprehensive portfolio from biopsy to diagnosis. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. Our associates know that every moment matters when it comes to cancer diagnostics. When you come to work, you’re helping develop solutions that enable accurate diagnoses to turn anxiety into answers. Join our diverse, global team of talented people, and be inspired to grow every day.

Leica Biosystems is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Senior Research and Development Director Advanced Staining Reagents is responsible for leading a strategically important global strategy, for the development, growth and successful execution of complex, advanced staining assays, reagents, and companion diagnostics, positioning LBS as a leading-edge cancer diagnostics partner with a vision to advance cancer diagnostics and improve lives.

This position is part of the Research and Development (R&D) team located in Newcastle, UK, and will be an on-site, position. You will be a part of the Advanced Staining Reagents (ASR) Leadership team and report to the Vice President Advanced Staining Reagents, in this role you are responsible for developing strategies and tactics aimed at realizing the commercial potential of the full Advanced Assays and Reagents portfolio against the highest EHS standards.

If you thrive in a strategic leadership role and want to build a world-class R&D organization—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

Drive execution of these strategies through a team of highly experienced individuals, who successfully deliver, complex high classification projects from ideation stage to commercially viable products across detection and reagent portfolios.

Lead the development of technology, establishment of partnerships and the execution of project roadmaps – including covering IHC RNA, ISH and DNA ISH assays, reagents, and companion diagnostics for Leica Biosystems.

Build collaborative partnerships within the Advanced Staining and Imaging Leadership teams. Work with business units (Melbourne, Amsterdam, and Danvers) as well as Innovation, Business Development and Companion Diagnostics (CDX) teams to assess potential opportunities in the marketplace through building relationships with key opinion leaders at the highest level.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Significant experience Leading complex R&D Strategy, development, growth, and successful execution of complex high classification programs

  • Experience in working with emerging, innovative products and creating market demand for products and services

  • Previous experience in histopathology, and pathology imaging staining

  • Ability to lead a diverse highly skilled R&D team

  • Experience working within the FDA and BSI regulatory environment

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Troubleshooting complex scientific/technical problems

  • Building strong external alliances, leveraging relationships and market visibility channels in adjacent industries

  • A global matrix work environment

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.