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Research And Development Director

Are you a born team leader? Are you a creative and ambitious person? Are you interested in planning and strategic handling in a field of genetic testing? Do you have a life science background? Then you are the right fit for us.

GenePlanet is an innovative, high-tech company based in Ljubljana, selling to over 30 countries. The main activity of the company is research and development of products from the field of biotechnology, where we specialize in genetic testing and analyses in the field of human genetics.

Due to expansion and rapid growth, we are looking for an ambitious and result driven R&D Director who will help us develop new products in the field of biotechnology, genetics and genomics and lead our R&D team. We are looking for a person who is entrepreneurial, ambitious and has previous experience in the field of genetics.

Your skills

  • A master’s degree or Ph.D. in the field of ‘life science’ (biotechnology, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, medicine, pharmacy)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Big picture thinker
  • Proficiency in English is a must, any additional language is a plus
  • At least 5 years of experience in the genetic research, team management, clinical study’s or in diagnostic testing
  • Ability to embrace and adapt to change, be creative, curious, prepared to ask questions and think outside the box

Key tasks

  • Accountable for budget, schedule, scope, quality and delivery of all R&D projects
  • Provide vision and plan for shaping the company to delivering future pipeline growth
  • Building the delivery structure for R&D projects
  • Driving continuous improvements to R&D processes both internally to the department and business
  • Line management and career development responsibilities
  • Quality assurance
  • Active cooperation with the sales and marketing team
  • Ensuring the department is using industry best practice in the delivery of projects and products
  • Ensuring resource levels, competencies, skills and knowledge are in place and balanced to support the achievement of R&D targets across R&D
  • Bids & Proposals workstream support

We offer

  • A dynamic, young working environment
  • Creative team
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working
  • Career progression within the company
  • Bonus

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

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