Functional Assays Director

San Diego, California


Director, Functional Assays

If cutting edge biotech research is your priority – you’ve found your match. This first-of-its-kind manufacturing company is looking to hire a talented and hardworking Director to create the next generation of cell and gene therapies. The ideal professional will have extensive experience with cell engineering and genome engineering, and a desire to lead and manage a team of highly technical individuals.


What you will do:

  • Craft the vision and lead the successful implementation of new assay approaches across biomanufacturing, including multicolor flow cytometry, Cytof, droplet digital PCR (ddPCR), and plate-based activity assays.
  • Help refine the overall vision, define technical roadmaps, and build & lead teams through challenging, multidisciplinary biological and automation challenges.
  • Define and prepare project & experimental plans with clear objectives, managed risks, and aligned timelines across the Platform R&D team and broader R&D organization

Who you are:

  • PhD with 10+ years of assay platform development skills
  • 5+ years managing a team of scientists and optimizing lab methods and workflows
  • 5+ years of experience scaling up new in-line and/or endpoint assays to enable high-throughput, data-driven laboratory operations
  • Demonstrated experience with platform development across multiple operating environments: bleeding edge R&D, process development, and regulated biomanufacturing facilities
  • Knowledge of viral vector design (AAV, Lentivirus, Gamma retrovirus) and regulatory submission requirements


Why work here:

  • Collaborative environment: this is a team-centric, culture-oriented company with a focus on
  • leveraging the unique skills of each worker.
  • Stock and equity options: this company wants you to feel a sense of ownership – join their
  • team and you’ll get a little chunk of the business!
  • High-growth environment: this company is rapidly expanding and is looking for people who can grow with them.

Please email your resume to if you’d like to work alongside some of the finest professionals in the Biotech industry!

Note: We actively support and promote people of various backgrounds, from race, religion, gender to geographical area, university, lifestyle, and personality type. Proven Recruiting is minority-owned, majority women, and is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the broader community. Apply today!


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