NGS - Product Development Manager

Cartwright James
80000.00 GBP Annual + GBP60000 - GBP80000 per annum
13 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
NGS - Product Development Manager


Cartwright James is currently working with a Molecular Diagnostics company that is developing a Next-Generation Sequencing technology and an innovative cutting-edge platform to allow direct diagnosis from a clinical specimen in a matter of hours.

This company is continuing their exciting period of growth and is looking for a Subsystem Sequencing Manager to lead the team of Scientists and Engineers in the development of the sequencing subsystem of the NGS workflow.

Reporting to the NGS Global R&D Head, you will be responsible for leading the development of a semi-conductor based sequencing technology using parallel sequencing on an integrated circuit of sequencing template prepared in preceding steps of the workflow. This lab-on-chip method must be compatible with cartridge-based automation.


*Management of a team of Scientists and Engineers.

*Development of semi-conductor sequencing technology for the sequencing workflow.

*Program management working to agreed timelines and budgets.

*Delivering documentation (ISO 13485).

*Ensuring that the sequencing protocol and chemistries are appropriately aligned for integration into the platform workflow.


*PhD preferred in Chemistry/Biology/Biochemistry.

*Strong background in the development of next-generation sequencing as a developer rather than a just a user.

*Experience of developing NGS sequencing chemistries and semi-conductor based methods will be highly regarded.

*Specific expertise in the development of NGS sequencing chemistries / enzyme activities, preferably with semi-conductor-based methods.

*Candidates must have a strong industry background of product development- preferably with molecular in-vitro diagnostic technologies or NGS platforms.

*Previous direct line management experience of a team of scientists.

*Desirable is deep experience with nucleic acid amplification (PCR and non-PCR, including isothermal).

*Desirable is experience integrating assay chemistries onto automation platforms, especially cartridge based systems, including stabilisation of key reagents for long term storage in a cartridge.

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Cartwright James is a global executive search and selection company based in the UK, providing expert knowledge and bespoke services in the international Chemicals, Medical and Scientific markets. We receive a vast volume of applications for each position, therefore it takes time to assess each candidate. We will be in touch if the candidates experience matches the job requirements.