Taron Solutions Limited Taron Solutions Limited is a contract development and manufacturing company (CDMO) for biopharmaceuticals which provide innovative processes and proprietary know-how for fast and reliable process development and scale-up production that will meet GMP requirements and one-stop...

Taron Solutions Limited

 

Taron Solutions Limited is a contract development and manufacturing company (CDMO) for biopharmaceuticals which provide innovative processes and proprietary know-how for fast and reliable process development and scale-up production that will meet GMP requirements and one-stop solution from early cell development, protein modification, optimization, formulation, to GMP manufacturing.

Head of R&D Department

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 8 Years
Location
Within Hong Kong
Industry Biotechnology / Chemicals / Testing / Laboratory
Job function Science / Lab / Research > Research & Development (R&D)
Published On 09/11/2019
ref. TS-RS003

Summary 
Taron Solutions Limited is entering an exciting period to build our global brand servicing pharma and biopharma industries. We are looking for a Head of R&D at our Hong Kong Headquarters to lead various research projects for biological product development. The individual will spearhead and oversee the R&D team (upstream cell development, product development, and analytical team. As the Subject Matter Expert, the incumbent will be responsible to interact with Taron industrial partners, customers and academia collaborators.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the R&D team for day-to-day operations.
  • Oversee all R&D activities and projects and ensure they can be completed satisfactorily according to project requirement and timeline.  
  • Works with Senior Management to develop and formulate long and short-term planning, policies, objectives, and budget for the R&D team.
  • Prioritize and allocate R&D resources according to company strategy and directions.
  • Spearhead entire R&D team to help recruit, manage and train the R&D team to ensure the department runs smoothly with the proper talent and know-how.
  • Establish processes, roles and accountabilities for direct reports.
  • Provide scientific/technical direction and designates accountability for all R&D activities.
  • Lead the R&D to provide tech transfer of product technology and documentation from Research to Development and/or to Manufacturing. Provides advices to support product scale-up and manufacture for continuous product/process improvement.
  • As Subject Matter Expert to liaise with clients, collaborating partners and other external resources to support R&D team or project development. Attends business meetings and scientific conferences when appropriate.
  • Participate in grant writing, proposal preparation, and company IP application.
  • Efficiently interact with staff in R&D, Marketing, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs and Manufacturing.
  • Continues to be up to date with scientific paper, governmental regulations and guidelines.

 

Requirements

  • PHD in Biotechnology, Molecular and cellular engineering, cell and molecular science, life science or related major. 
  • A minimum of 8 years of industrial experiences.
  • At least 5 years of proven experiences in a leadership R&D position with a life science company.
  • Proven track record of product development and commercialization of biological product.
  • Ability to move seamlessly from strategic planning to tactical execution.
  • Demonstrated expertise in large protein research technique using both mammalian and E-Coli expression system, stable cell line, gene optimization, transfection, cell tissue culture / isolation and protein purification.
  • Strong organizational and communications skills.
  • Proficient in both verbal and written English and Mandarin.


Salary will be based on educational level, discipline, and years of experience. Other benefits based on short-term and long-term incentive performance base (cash and stock options).
Candidates interested in applying for this position can send a cover letter as well as an updated CV with contact information to the following