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As a Senior Scientific Manager at Illumina, you will drive innovative product development through the application of diverse scientific principles. You will be a functional manager and technical leader within a multi-disciplinary team working to create novel, robust products for the Array platforms offered by Illumina. You will lead the Assay development group to conceptualize, develop and optimize high-throughput assays and processes to maintain and expand Illuminas market share in current and emerging applied markets. You will help create genomic analysis tools used for translational science and a variety of applied commercial markets

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Job duties include but are not limited to:

* In collaboration with Marketing, Sales and Customers, develop a 5yr roadmap of -omic assays and workflows to support the changing market needs
* Lead cross functional product development projects and guide technical areas independently base on platform level goals and 3 yr roadmap
* Be accountable for development of new sample preparation, genotyping, methylation and expression assay workflows, with responsibility for integrating hardware, instrumentation and automation products into those workflows in a fast-paced product development environment
* Manage goals, budgets and resources within defined target timeframes and make decisions regarding the goals and progress of project / functional teams
* Technically and personally mentor and develop a team of scientist, research associates and automation specialist to commercialize best in class array products
* Perform equally well as a collaborative team leader and proactive functional manager as well as a strong scientific individual contributor depending on project needs; be highly adaptive to changing project scopes and responsibilities
* Identify, plan, and quantitatively evaluate new technologies and creative solutions based on market needs, to enable them, when appropriate, to enter the product development pipeline and ultimately result in new robust assays and chemistries or enhancements to current products
* Identify new opportunities for innovative products using the companys core technologies; optimizing these to achieve commercial levels of stability, robustness and performance
* Make decisions and drive on going improvements in functional and project teams designing, performing, troubleshooting, analyzing and presenting of experiments
* Write reports and present results, project and technology assessments to Senior Management to enable them to make informed business decisions

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities


* Eight or more years of post Ph.D. Industrial experience
* Four or more years experience leading cross functional product development programs for genomics solutions and or medical devices
* Four or more years experience developing, mentoring and leading high performing scientists and RA in a functional management role
* Ability to translate corporate goals into executable R&D plans while understanding technical risks, mitigations and alternatives
* Demonstrated understanding of automating assays for high throughput consumer and low throughput clinically ready applications
* Proven record of transferring new products to manufacturing and/or QC in a fast paced biotech environment. Including numerous examples of utilization of structured Design of Experiments (DOE) and Critical Parameter Management highly desired
* Strong background in biochemistry and enzymology with a sound understanding of genetic assay development
* Highly motivated, detailed individual with the proven ability to think innovatively toward solving technical and structural problems effectively and efficiently
* Be a domain expert in Genotyping. Experience with CNV and Methylation desired
* Able to work effectively under pressure to meet scheduled deadlines and handle multiple activities simultaneously
* Proven data analysis and statistical interpretation skills of large complex genomics data sets desired, with programming / scripting abilities for streamlining data interpretation pipelines a plus
* Excellent oral and written communication skills required to clearly explain complex issues, progress reports and technical roadmaps to a variety of audiences across functions and levels
* Experience with fluorescence image analysis is a plus
* Proven physical and surface chemistry understanding of biochemical assay processes a significant benefit

* Ph. D. in the Biological Sciences.

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