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Head of Product laboratory, Cambridgeshire

Background –

Do you want to work in a fast-paced, high-growth in-vitro diagnostic start up? Do you want to utilise your skills to make a difference for people suffering from cardio-vascular disease? This is an exciting opportunity for a Head of Product to join an expanding team where you will be responsible for transitioning products from R&D to production to launch. You will, also, manage the laboratory operations at the QMS-13485 regulated lab. You will be a member of the executive management team working closely with the CEO to plan manufacturing strategy, operations and drive company growth. You enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment and have a passion for digital technologies.

Salary – £75,000 – 85,000

Location – Cambridgeshire, UK


  • Manage the laboratory operations
  • Manage a team of production scientists
  • Provide scientific insight, direct research to solve scientific problems
  • Responsible for the technology transfer of production from R&D to production
  • Responsible for supply chains and manufacturing
  • Responsible for the completion of raw material specifications, in-process and out-sourced QC documentation and verification / validation processes in partnership with QA/RA director
  • Ensure compliance of laboratory with QMS-13485
  • Own the company’s manufacturing strategy and plan
  • Responsible for scaling prototypes to higher launch volumes
  • P&L responsibility for manufacturing function
  • Monitor the industry landscape with a particular focus on incremental innovations applicable to our products
  • Responsible for the life-cycle management of existing product

Requirements –

  • Minimum 10 years experience working in manufacturing within diagnostic or medical device companies
  • Minimum 5 years management experience, ideally managing a commercial laboratory
  • Proficiency in quality systems (ISO 13485), associated documentation and processes
  • Excellent knowledge of the in-vitro diagnostic industry and regulations (IVDD and IVDR)
  • Experience in tech transfer from R&D setting
  • Experience in establishing and managing supply chains
  • Experience in lateral flow device manufacturing a plus
  • Experience of software as a medical device (SAMD) a plus
  • Background in chemistry, particularly surface chemistry, a plus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passionate about technology, healthcare and entrepreneurship
  • Experienced in working in cross-functional teams
  • Driven, motivated and organised
  • Working independently with a high level of accountability

The benefits –

  • 25 days holiday
  • Flexi Hours
  • Pension Scheme

Next Steps:

For further details on this exceptional role, please click the Apply Now button. If you can specify a best time to talk, please do; we will get in touch when it suits you best. You will then be contacted by one of our specialist consultants, who will provide you with further details about the role.

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If you would like to talk, please give us a call on 0113 468 9230. We look forward to speaking with you!

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£75000 - £85000 per annum + Flexible hours + Pension + 25 days holiday



The Benefits

Flexible hours + Pension + 25 days holiday

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