Head of Research & Development

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Vacancy summary

Vacancy summary

Reference: 09344

Job Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 29 September 2021

  • Joining an innovative medical diagnostics company
  • Excellent opportunity to further develop your career
  • Joining a fast-paced environment

Our client, a rapidly growing medical diagnostics organisation is currently looking for a Head of Research & Development to join their team in Reading.

As the leader of the R&D team, you will focus on the identification and development of new products and building a robust pipeline to enable long term business growth. Combining your technical expertise with strong commercial acumen you will be focused on creating innovative medical diagnostic products

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a fast growing business with exciting growth plans and potential for this person.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and research of all new products
  • Manage R&D staff ensuring proper procedures are being followed
  • Build and develop the team
  • Carry out product evaluations and validations when necessary
  • Supervise new product developments from manufacturing to creating renders and marketing material
  • Create product instructions and protocols as well as patents


  • Ideally, you will be educated to a degree level in an engineering science, biotechnology or microbiology discipline
  • Previous experience in a similar role particularly within the medical devices/diagnostics industry
  • Any exposure to veterinary, microbiology, parasitology or plastics would be useful
  • Thorough and proactive individual with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

Park Street People Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and complies with all relevant UK legislation. We are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this role.

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