Research & Development - Atomic Spectroscopy Senior Research Leader

Conserva Resources, Inc.
New Haven
Oct 18, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Research & Development - Atomic Spectroscopy Senior Research Leader SPECIFICATION NUMBER: 66315CRI LOCATION: New Haven, Connecticut (area) COMPENSATION: Base salary: $175,000 range (based on market rate & experience) COMPANY: Our client is a leader in life science and environmental applications. POSITION SUMMARY The senior atomic spectroscopy research leader is responsible for driving innovation & disruptive technologies for products. This position requires thought leadership, industry expertise, customer relationships, leveraging collaboration ecosystems and driving specific research projects aligned with the product line strategies KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • Identify long term customer needs, monitor technology trends & market shifts and drive research projects to deliver differentiated market products and services • Complete competitive assessments and product tear-downs to identify gaps and opportunities. • Mange Intellectual Property for spectroscopy product lines, including patent renewals and new patent filings. • Collaborate with other key areas (including product development, product management, service or marketing) and identify product need and then translate those needs to plans and actions. • Identify & engage leading external research groups for non-core and/or emerging technology areas. • Identify, develop and manage university collaborations in relevant areas; prepare collaborative research proposals for review by leadership. • Maintain a day to day research program in the lab environment, including resources, expenses and capital improvements. • Provide technical oversight and guide group member activities. • Proactively collaborate cross-functionally to product and business plans to drive profitable growth. • Prepare research project plans; execute those plans and/or assist others in doing so.; communicate results and business significance to senior leadership accordingly. • Work to evaluate critical projects with emphasis on speed of learning & decisions; projects should be continued, shifted or stopped as progress and learnings warrant. • Staff of 2: Application Scientist and Optical Design Engineer. JOB REQUIREMENTS • MS degree in Chemistry with emphasis in Spectroscopy. PhD is preferred • 8+ years of experience in Atomic Spectroscopy. • Technical Skills: Strong understanding of analytical and physical sciences and instrumentation with emphasis on Atomic Spectroscopy (especially AA and ICP-OES). • Knowledge of the systems and processes required for analytical measurements, the concept of uncertainty and factors affecting signal to noise. • Ability to identify high-risk, high reward concepts of interest. Identify innovative opportunities in adjacent technologies. • Communication Skills: Demonstrates interpersonal skills required to interface with cross functional teams to ensure completion of initiatives. • Management of Resources: Allocates time and resources efficiently, focusing on ever-shifting priorities; continually seeks way to improve individual/team efficiency. • Ability to manage and lead other science professionals; identify potential candidates for open positions, justify needed positions and candidate qualifications. • Business & Organization Knowledge: Understands our client's business and the impact of the R&D organization on the operation. • Participate in professional societies and standards bodies (e.g. ASTM), present research papers where appropriate. • Change Management: Exhibits an assertive personality with a strong bias for action with a results-orientation; tackles tough problems with firm deadlines. EDUCATION Master's Degree TRAVEL 10%

Company Description:

Our client is a leader in life science and environmental applications.