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R&D Director (Life Science)


Job Type

Full Time, Permanent

Work Mode


Job description

 Product Development

  • Lead the team to deliver advanced Life Science Instrumentation/System for various OEM Customers.

  • Manage both Program Managers and Functional Managers on R&D resources planning in supporting various R&D programs. Drive Product Development rigors and seek opportunity to improve in-house product development processes with OEM Customer requirement in mind.

  • Oversee product development initiatives and in-house technology capabilities development roadmap.

  • Accountable for the product performance and acceptance


Business Growth & Revenue Generation

  • Participate in business development activities to continuously explore opportunities with new and existing customers.

  • Establish strong relationship with OEM Customer and be the strong advocate of the company R&D capabilities in supporting customer’s growth story.

  • Accountable for business overall health and seeking opportunity for growth.  Profit & Loss responsibility and seek to optimise business profitability.


Team Leadership

  • Manage a group of R&D managers and technologist, and be responsible for their recruitment, training and development.

  • Business travel is required as assigned.

  • Perform any other duties as assigned.


  • PhD/Masters in Engineering or Sciences (bio-chemistry related) with minimum 10-15 years experience in a product development capacity, preferably in Life Science or Medical Device industries (ISO 13485 product development experience is an added advantage).

  • Good knowledge of Product Life Cycle Management and experience in managing high complexity program with cross-functional involvement.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in analyzing the risks & benefits in development of different products.

  • Demonstrated experience working with customers and alliance partners that strategically align with target markets.

  • Driven and passionate leadership in leading and coaching the R&D managers and team members.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature, and level, of the work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

We invite interested candidates to write-in with CV and regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a discussion.

Lee Shiow Chyn

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