Diagenode is an international biotech company that develops and commercializes innovative instruments and reagents systems for life science research and molecular diagnostics. Founded in 2003, the Group is headquartered in Liege (Belgium), with a subsidiary in Denville, NJ (USA).

Diagenode, the leader in the field of epigenetics, provides full solutions for chromatin immunoprecipitation and DNA methylation research. Our goal is to make epigenetics research accessible and to ensure consistent data in every experiments.

  • R&D Project Manager

    For its nascent Epigenetics Diagnostics division based within the Belgian headquarters, Diagenode is looking for a highly motivated R&D Project Manager (M/F).

    The Project Manager will have responsibility for the development of molecular clinical diagnostic kits taking advantage of epigenetics markers from conception to completion. Responsibilities include interacting with cross-functional teams from R&D, manufacturing, operations, quality, and regulatory affairs.


    Key responsibilities

    • Plan and execute experiments designed to develop IVD molecular detection kits based on real time PCR amplification
    • Conduct in depth analysis of results and draw conclusions
    • Design, conduct and document results in accordance with Good Development Practice
    • Present and communicate results/findings in internal R&D meetings
    • Interface with manufacturing and operations to ensure manufacturability of reagents
    • Write technical reports and scientific publications/posters
    • Produce and maintain proper project documentation in accordance with internal and external requirements
    • Set up and conduct clinical studies


    Educational background and key experience

    • PhD in molecular biology, chemistry or equivalent discipline
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in assay development/or project management within the in vitro diagnostic medical devices field. Preferably molecular diagnostics
    • Experience with ISO 13485, CE marked and FDA environment is an asset

    Key Skills & Competencies

    • Strong analytical skills specific to operational activities and qPCR-based product development
    • Utilize strong problem solving skills to recognize problems and develop corrective actions plan
    • Management skills and experience in team management
    • Strong cross-functional written and verbal communication skills
    • Cross-functional collaboration skills with the ability to network with different functional groups/partners
    • Ability to work independently with a minimum of direction
    • Results orientation with a proven ability to get things done
    • Organizational effectiveness with an ability to structure projects, work flows and processes
    • Willingness to work in fast paced and dynamic team environment
    • 5% Travel required
    • Languages: fluent in English. French is a plus


    Diagenode headquarters in Liege


    Permanent position

    In addition to a highly interactive and stimulating environment, Diagenode also provides competitive salaries. Diagenode is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity throughout its workforce.

    If you are interested, please send your application with a full detailed CV and a motivation letter, by email only, to job@diagenode.com

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