Director of Research & Development at Myriad Genetics, Inc

Posted in Information Technology 18 days ago.

Location: Austin, Texas

Job Description:

Myriad Genetics, Inc

Location: Austin, TX, United States
Job Identification: 1086
Job Schedule: Full time

Job Function and Purpose

The function of this position is to advance the development and commercialization of the Myriad RBM TruCulture® platform technology by leading the RBM efforts in product development, application development, manufacturing optimization, and technical support. The Director will lead a small operations team related to TruCulture order fulfilment and customer support as well as at least one Research Associate to perform development tasks.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Leads the product development and technical support tasks related to TruCulture, achieving technical and business goals which maintaining the highest quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Designs experiments to further develop the TruCulture platform. This will include optimizing protocols, designing new features, developing new applications, and working with customers and collaborators.
  • Analyze, interpret, and report results. Make decisions on possible course of action.
  • Ensure that milestones are completed on time while understanding budget constraints.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
  • Maintains and develops skills and expertise in immunology through the study of scientific literature, interactions with customers/collaborators, and attendance of conferences.
  • Develops product application literature such as application notes, technical bulletins and white papers. Generates scientific publications based on new applications.
  • Participates in development of intellectual property, marketing, and technical support materials such as various presentation slides, product feature-based competition analysis reports or preparation of technical documents for regulatory submissions.
  • Management and Director skillset

Nature and Scope

The Director of R&D, Immunology reports to the SVP Corporate Development. The incumbent interprets data generated in identifying and deciding between alternate courses of action to fulfill project goals in a scientifically sound manner. Success will also be measured by typical business metrics such as revenue and earnings related to TruCulture.

Position Requirements
  • PhD with 5+ years or a MS degree with 10+ years of industry experience including 2+ years of previous management experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Immunology expertise, with broad knowledge of systems, pathways, and technologies
  • Disease area expertise preferred, inflammatory disease or immuno-oncology
  • Demonstrated excellence in the development, implementation, and processing of in vitro assays, including cellular and flow cytometric assays
  • Data analysis skills, including familiarity with multiplex biomarker data analysis as well as standard statistical analysis practices
  • Strong cell culture skills including whole blood cultures and PBMCs
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently, and collaborate as part of internal and external cross-functional teams
  • Experience with clinical trial design and analysis is preferred, along with expertise in immuno-oncology or inflammatory disease.


The Director of R&D, Immunology is accountable for the support, development and advancement of the Myriad RBM TruCulture® platform technology.


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