Research & Development - Atomic Spectroscopy Senior Research Leader

Recruiter
Conserva Resources, Inc.
Location
New Haven
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 18, 2016
Closes
Oct 20, 2016
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
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.