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Director of Product Development

D BASH Business Solutions LLC
Job Location
Madison, WI
Madison, WI 53717
United States

Salary, health, dental, 401K w/match, PTO and more

Job Description

My client is a small and growing company in Madison, Wisconsin. They are looking for a strong leader to build and manage the team that develops and validates immunoassays for research and IVD applications. The person will lead the company's research strategy, including internal research efforts and external collaborations. The Product Development team led by this person is responsible for taking product ideas from proof of concept through validation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and execute the company’s Product Development and Research operations.
  • Recruit, train and mentor Product Development and Research staff.
  • Assist Marketing with the development of the product roadmap.
  • Manage teams to achieve project milestones on time and on budget.  
  • Identify external and develop internal novel ideas congruent with the company’s goals and prepare research proposals for them.
  • Prepare Product Development and Research budgets.
  • Manage intellectual property disclosures and documentation.    
  • Maintain documentation required by the company’s quality management system, ISO 13485, FDA QSR, and IVDD/IVDR as applicable.
  • Direct transfer of validated products and processes to Manufacturing and Operations.  

The vision and experience of the person in this role will have substantial impact on the company. Come make a difference!



  • M.S. or Ph.D. preferred in biology, immunology, biochemistry, biotechnology or related field. B.S. with relevant work experience will also be considered. 
  • 10+ years of industry experience, preferably with progressively greater responsibility in assay/IVD product development from hands-on lab work through management of product development teams for FDA-approved IVDs.  
  • Proven track record of leading teams to produce significant, measurable results. 
  • Experience in managing and leading managers and teams is required.
  • Experience with the product development process within a quality management system.

Other skills and competencies:

  • Strong scientific leader.
  • Clear communicator, both written and oral.
  • Desire and ability to create teams and processes, rather than only follow or manage existing infrastructure.  
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, and work with associates across multiple disciplines in a rapidly evolving, small company. 
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D BASH Business Solutions LLC (D BASH) is a recruiting and consulting firm focused on the biotech industry. Additional information about D BASH may be found at