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Director, Genomics Operations (m/f/d)



  • Successfully completed advanced research in the life sciences field (e.g., genomics, virology, molecular medicine). Ph.D. preferred with at least 5+ years of relevant experience or MS degree with 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Broad knowledge of the analytical environment for safety testing in the Cell & Gene Therapy space, with a primary focus on nucleic acid analysis methods (e.g., NGS, qPCR, ddPCR).
  • Industry experience and/or previous work in a GLP/GCP compliant environment is highly desirable.
  • Basic understanding of NGS data analysis related challenges and bioinformatics is a plus.
  • Proven ability to deliver projects to objectives and timelines, while managing client and partner processes, people, and relationships at the highest levels of excellence.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage priorities, and maintain timelines for multiple projects.
  • Highly detail-oriented, self-motivated and results driven.
  • Approach to excellence in every aspect of the role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional relationship management skills and the ability to develop connections with people of all types of backgrounds.
  • Experience in attracting, developing, and managing talent.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership to the Genomics scientists and lab team supporting 'Integration Site Analysis', 'BioDistribution' and 'Shedding Studies' in a GLP and GCP quality environment.
  • Provide scientific guidance and oversight in the design of project objectives and deliverables.
  • Guide scientific exchanges with clients in complex scientific projects.
  • Collaborate with Business Development, Marketing and Sales to help shape and develop future opportunities with clients with a focus on ProtaGene's genomics analytical services.
  • Collaborate across internal teams and stakeholders to support on-going technology and process harmonization between different sites (US and Germany).
  • Provide guidance, direction and strategies for the implantation and maintenance of GCP/GLP compliance, to ensure the quality and reliability of the work.
  • Provide thoughtful leadership in identifying key areas of opportunity and risks as well as the implementation of solutions.
  • Manage the design and transfer of qualified methods into validated environments.
  • Represent the company in national and international scientific conferences and meetings.

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Protagene GmbH
Burlington, MA