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When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Radiation Measurement & Security Instruments (RMSI) General Manager, the R&D Director will have global responsibility for research and development and is responsible for creating and driving a market driven research and development strategy that supports the overall business objectives. S/he will leverage our existing technologies and develop novel technologies with a goal of transforming them into winning new products and solutions. S/he will oversee and managing multiple cross functional project teams to develop, commercialize, and launch new products and is responsible for developing technological roadmaps and creating a vision for the future product portfolios to offer new functionality or address newly identified market needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, technical oversight as well as general direction, scheduling, decision-making, and problem-solving capabilities for the multi-disciplinary group of scientists and engineers
  • Partner with Marketing & Product Management to ensure on-going alignment with market needs and the creation of market driven products
  • Interface with cross functional organizational teams and key stakeholders to ensure designs and products meet both customer needs & regulatory requirements
  • Drive consistent product development processes and reporting across related R&D activities so they are integrated into a related portfolio for active management
  • Identify, lead and manage technical design review process with team, including technical studies, data analysis and documentation
  • Identify and manage internal and external resources to insure successful completing of projects
  • Facilitate the interaction between teams/departments to achieve positive impact on product quality, manufacturability, time to market and overall profitability
  • Create innovative concepts and new ideas for consideration by the R&D enterprise through in-depth technology and market analysis coupled with industry knowledge
  • Create business strategies and implement to plan to meet organizational goals and objectives
  • Identifies new technology trends and opportunities to leverage new / emerging technologies and takes active role in generating multi-generational technology plans and multi-generational product plans
  • Conducts design reviews with the project team to constructively assist the team meet engineering, system and marketing specifications helping the team balance cost, schedule and quality project constraints
  • Technical and technology oversight of all R&D projects; NPD and Sustaining
  • Establish relationships with customers, academia, vendors and other Thermo Fisher Scientific development groups to identify technologies.
  • Identify potential M&A activities
  • Knowledge of the ANSI and IEC standards that relate to Radiation Detection Instrumentation and Dosimetry systems
    • Proven ability to translate these into SW algorithm development
    • Familiar with TLD, gate monitors and fixed contamination detection systems
  • Manage the R&D budget and plan
  • Works with team members to generate ideas, clarify specifications and work output
  • Resolves disputes between team members
  • Reviews safety standards for the finished product and verification / certification details
  • Identifies new technology trends and opportunities to leverage new / emerging technologies and takes active role in generating multi-generational technology plans and multi-generational product plans

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in Physics, or Engineering with 5+ years direct applicable experience required
  • Substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories in radiation detection
  • 10 years or more experience in a supervisory role, preferably managing teams of engineers and an outstanding record of successful projects
  • A thorough knowledge of industry codes and regulations regarding the design, use & safety of electromechanical devices, analytical instruments and radiation detection
  • Demonstrated excellent problem solving skills as well as keen analytical abilities
  • Demonstrated strong leadership qualities, as well as excellent communication skills
  • Hands-on approach in leading a variety of projects and experiments; with the ability to define development project objectives and priorities.
  • Proven track record for effectively driving large scale change initiatives and working effectively in highly matrix organizations
  • Up to 33% travel required

This position does have relocation assistance.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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