Director, Bioanalytical Research & Development

  • Full Time
  • San Diego
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Must be able to work in the US

BioAgilytix – San Diego (MicroConstants)


Director, Bioanalytical R&D

At BioAgilytix, we are passionate about premier science and the impact it has on our world. Our team of highly experienced scientists and professionals deliver tailored services for supporting new medicine breakthroughs with best-in-class bioanalytical services. We are tirelessly committed to our customers by being solution-oriented and deadline-driven…and we are growing. Our culture is fast-paced, fun and never boring. Because we work across numerous clients and drug modalities, your career can develop rapidly. You’ll gain experience with a variety of challenges all while you enable life-changing, life-saving therapeutics to the patients that need them.

In this role, you will apply your real-world, expert insight to help our customers successfully navigate the complexities of small molecule, ADC, biologic, protein, peptide, and/or biomarker bioanalysis. This role is the lead scientific expert and main contact for our clients during the discussion of new bioanalytical LC/MS projects and throughout the assay creation phase of the project. You are also a teacher, mentor and coach to the BioAgilytix bioanalytical R&D team providing day-to-day leadership both in and out of the lab. Our clients trust us to find creative solutions to unique bioanalytical challenges, and this role provides the critical scientific leadership they expect. Our clients depend on us to provide solutions, on time and on budget, as a result of the skill and quality of the team’s work.

We are looking for candidates who have proven and deep scientific experience paired with demonstrated leadership presence. Our best candidates are people who have a passion for learning and teaching, with the patience and listening skills to appeal to the perspectives and interests of others. If you are able to balance confidence with humility while guiding scientific excellence, then you’ll be right at home here at BioAgilytix.


Design and oversee the execution of the development of bioanalytical methods for small molecules, ADCs, biologics, proteins, peptides, and/or biomarkers using various techniques including small molecule, ADC, biologic, protein, peptide, and/or biomarker bioanalysis assays for support of preclinical and clinical studies
Manage and lead the team (scientists, analysts, and project management) supporting client solutions, modeling collaboration and teamwork
·         Collaborate with bioanalytical operations departments to ensure methods are successfully transitioned into production, validated and perform robustly during sample analysis

·         Direct, develop, and provide technical mentoring to staff to establish bioanalytical methods, solve scientific problems, and develop technical protocols

·         Provide client satisfaction, employee satisfaction, quality and on-time delivery of BioAgilytix services

·         Achieve corporate revenue targets

·         Align objectives and resources across all bioanalytical teams and projects, in particular assuring that resources allocated to a given functional group match the workload priorities

·         Ensure proposals presented to the clients match the scope of the project and assist with the preparation and presentation of proposals as needed

·         Monitor the production of regulatory documents generated within Bioanalytical Operations, in collaboration with Quality teams

·         Fulfill the role of Bioanalytical Project Manager for bioanalytical R&D projects


·         Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology, or related field with not less than 16 years’ experience in a scientific laboratory environment; or MS or Ph.D. with equivalent experience

Ability to develop bioanalytical assays including LC/MS by extracting analytes of interest from complex biological matrices using protein precipitation, liquid-liquid, solid phase, immunoprecipitation or other extraction technique
Ability to lead automation efforts to improve productivity in the bioanalytical lab
Demonstrated experience serving in a people management role and leading teams; exhibit active interest in coaching, mentoring, and inspiring others to do their best work and drive results
Ability to establish, maintain and deepen working relationships through strong written and spoken communication
·         Ability to consult with a long-term perspective in addressing customers’ (both internal and external) needs and issues with an intent to strengthen their business

Thorough knowledge of industry best practices of experimental planning and design
Experience working in GxP environments and demonstrated knowledge of GxP regulations
·         Advanced capabilities in data analysis and data visualization statistical analysis

Lead the team to meet objectives under time constraints
Acute attention to detail and organizational skills
Proficiency in MS Excel and Word
Demonstrated experience serving in a supervisor role and leading teams
Thorough knowledge of industry best practices of experimental planning and design
Experience working in GxP environments and demonstrated knowledge of GxP regulations
Experience in leading cross functional teams, bioanalytical operations, and product/project management in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry


·         Medical Insurance (HDHP with HSA; PPO)

·         Dental Insurance

·         Vision Insurance

·         Flexible Spending Account (medical; dependent care)

·         Short Term Disability | Long Term Disability

·         Life Insurance

·         Paid Time Off (4 weeks per year)

·         Paid Holidays (9 scheduled; 3 floating)

·         401k with Employer Match

·         Employee Referral Program (up to $20k)

·         Free Coffee, Tea, Fruit, and Snacks

·         Discounted Vending Machines (25 cents for everything!)

·         Team Wellness Challenges/Events



BioAgilytix provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


Tagged as: ADC, and/or biomarker bioanalysis, biologic, immunoprecipitation, lc/ms, liquid-liquid, peptide, protein, small molecule, solid phase

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