Vice President Research And Development
Company: LabMinds Inc
Posted on: January 6, 2022
LabMinds' products provide a new experience for those using lab
equipment. Our cloud-based platform enables access from anywhere in
the world, the AI develops large formulations libraries, material
consumption and performance audit trails provide confidence and
traceability, and the automated system processes on-demand
solutions to free up the time of our customers.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Vice President, Research & Development at Labminds will be
responsible for executing on the Company's overall technology
vision, shaping its technical strategy, leading all engineering
efforts and driving its development execution that will firmly
place Labminds as the leader in providing cutting-edge automated
buffer preparation solutions to the market. This person will
recruit world-class talent, manage the appropriate development
methodologies, and create the proper organizational structure to
drive a high performing development team to deliver these solutions
to the market with relentless execution. This person will keep
abreast of and influence technology trends, standards, and
stakeholders which will further enhance adoption and market share
of LabMind's solutions, and work in tandem with the other members
of the executive team as well as the marketing team to further
define our product roadmap and deliver against it. This person will
have the ability to bridge technology with business acumen, will
bring experience in developing industry leading products, and will
develop and sustain a culture of passion, hard-work, and innovation
that will make Labminds the place to be for anyone interested in
developing next generation automation systems for buffer
The Vice President, Research & Development will lead all product
development engineering efforts for the company. He/she will have
responsibility for directing the mechanical design, electrical,
hardware, software, and firmware development and deployment efforts
to ensure effective development of new products and improvements to
existing products. The VP of R&D will also be responsible for
leading a team of engineers who will develop high quality
innovative products while meeting project timelines. A key focus of
the role is to provide strong technical and engineering leadership
coupled with equally effective project management skills.
Develop, direct and maintain a system to manage all product
development programs and projects, including a rigorous review
process, in order to ensure attainment of key milestones and
adherence to product specifications, timelines and budgets.
Lead the engineering teams to promote a high-performance,
results-driven environment with a strict adherence to project
Support Marketing in developing a strong product pipeline and a
portfolio of marketed products that are differentiated and provide
competitive advantage for the company.
Formulate and implement the long-term strategy with respect to new
and emerging technologies that advance company objectives.
Attract, develop and retain top talent for the R&D function,
while motivating staff to continually improve its performance.
Drive all R&D aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) to ensure
Freedom to Operate, working with lawyers,
designers/architects/scientists, as required, to write/submit
Manage university and other external research collaborations
Work with Quality to ensure products are developed and validated in
a manner that complies with global regulatory requirements
Directly responsible for the establishing and managing the
Ensure that the research and development organization provides
technical assistance to other departments.
The VP of R&D will possess strong technical knowledge and
vision and have a demonstrated history of leading engineering teams
in the development of new lab automation systems, bringing these
products to market on time and within budget.
Bachelors in Engineering, Mechanical/Electrical or equivalent
PhD in related field strongly preferred.
Minimum of 15 years of experience in progressive engineering and
product development leadership roles within global companies that
develop, manufacture and sell complex automation robots to the
Integrated software and hardware system engineering and project
management skills are required.
Experience in setting and scaling the research and development
function, with the proven ability to attract, inspire, motivate and
retain top tier talent.
Proven ability to establish, articulate and implement a concrete
product development strategy that clearly aligns with corporate and
Executive team experience preferred
Track record of success working closely and collaboratively with
marketing and product management teams.
Experience with distributed teams and business partners.
Experience developing, managing and executing detailed engineering
Experience successfully managing hardware and software teams
ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS
VP of R&D
Reporting to CEO
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