Director of Research Development

  • Competitive
  • Czechia
  • Full Time
  • Medical & Life Sciences
  • Director


We are working alongside our Life Sciences client in the Life Science Diagnostic sector to hire a Director R&D based at their site in Czechia.

Who we are

We are a dynamic recruitment and executive search agency that has evolved since our first establishment in 2012. We work with several high-profile clients, start-ups, and SMEs globally to help them source and retain top-tier talent.

The client

MBI Life Sciences is currently working with an In Vitro Diagnostics company that manufactures and sells PCR kits and Instruments to clinical labs that are looking for a Director of R&D who will be responsible for leading a team of researchers and developers to create new products, processes, or services.


  • Ph.D. in Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, or similar
  • Experience in research and development and a leadership role
  • Industry experience in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, or medical devices
  • Knowledge of the certification process, IVDR 2017/746, and EN ISO 13485:2016 advantage
  • Experience working with lab operators and professionals; IVD lab experience is a plus.

Role & Responsibilities

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of researchers and developers to create new products, processes, or services that meet customer needs.
  • Head R&D team where 60% of development resources will be devoted to assay and automation expansion, 20% to sustaining activities with the current portfolio, and 20% to innovation.
  • Manage the development process from concept to launch, including prototyping, testing, certification, and refinement.
  • Develop and implement the research and development strategy in line with the company‚Äôs business objectives.
  • Manage budgets and timelines for research and development plans.
  • Coach, Train, and mentor junior researchers and developers.

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