R&D Molecular Lab Manager, Delaware

at Kelly Services in New Castle, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Kelly Science is looking for a great individual to join as R&D Manager. Responsibilities of managing and leading a team of R&D Scientists to create new products and improve existing products and processes.

R&D Manager, Delaware

The work environment is typical Laboratory work where good laboratory practice is followed. The rest of the time is spent in a typical office environment. Work environment is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Area: Lab, Molecular, Diagnostics

Responsible to manages the R&D team to ensure project goals are delivered in an efficient and timely manner, while ensuring adherence to Design Control Processes and Principles.

60% of the time

+ Assigns resources to meet project and SMART goals as directed by R&D Director to meet business and marketing requirements.

+ Coordinate program status with Project Management and manufacturing teams and communicates effectively with senior management teams

30% of the time

+ Develop and validate molecular detection technologies and assays to meet market requirement, maintains brand leadership and improves competitiveness.

+ Provide technical support for manufacturing and sales support as required

5% of the time:

+ Conducts annual performance reviews in addition to on-going feedback and discussions.

+ Contribute to annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting for the department including identifying and recommending areas for improvement and opportunity

5% of the time

+ Performs technical support activities by providing technical advice to manufacturing, quality control, sales, customers, and internal technical support teams

+ Carries out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and professional manner. – Must be able to fulfill essential job function in a consistent state of alertness and safe manner.

+ Handles various other duties as delegated by the Director, Research & Development.

In accordance with applicable policies/procedures and Federal/State laws, may perform the following supervisory responsibilities:

+ Interviewing, hiring orienting and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; coaching and appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; enforcing all safety rules and ensuring safe work procedures


+ Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology/ Molecular biology or related field required.

+ Master’s Degree in a Microbiological discipline with greater than ten 10 years experience or a PhD with greater than ten 5 years working experience, or equivalent education and work experience preferred.

+ Experience in a professional laboratory at management and strategic levels with practical and working knowledge of the following:

+ Molecular biology, Microbial detection methods, Basic enzymology, Health and Safety

+ Current developments on market

+ Manufacturing expertise

+ Prior managerial experience required.

+ Knowledge of Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat required.

+ Working knowledge of statistical methodologies

+ Good understanding of our customers and market

+ Working knowledge of Design Control Processes

+ Knowledge of current markets for company

+ Will be required to travel to represent company

+ May occasionally work evenings and/or weekends.

You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests-it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (

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Job Posting: JC213279812

Posted On: May 13, 2022

Updated On: Jun 12, 2022