R&D Manager Regeneratives & Biologics in Kloten, Switzerland at Nobel Biocare

Date Posted: 9/15/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: NOB003277

About Us

Nobel Biocare is the world leader in innovative, restorative and esthetic dental solutions with more than 2’500 dedicated and highly skilled employees worldwide. The company provides dental professionals with advanced science-based solutions from tooth to root, including dental implants, crowns, bridges and laminates, treatment planning software and tools, scanners and biomaterials.


To strengthen our rapidly growing Research and Development team, we are looking for an R&D Manager within the Product Development Regeneratives & Biologics team. In this role you will have the unique opportunity to perform OEM product assessments of biomaterials, biocompatibility and pre-clinical evaluations on Nobel Biocare's entire product portfolio. You assure that programs meet scientific objectives and are aligned with customer needs. You build relationships with key opinion leaders, academic and non-academic institutions.

Main Responsibilities

• Manage Regeneratives & Biologics R&D projects including pre-clinical evaluations on Nobel Biocare's entire product portfolio or support projects as a sub-project manager
• Execute biocompatibility and pre-clinical evaluations as well as OEM product assessments of biomaterials; Participation in Due Diligences, product screening and related technologies with potential applications in implants and oral implantology according to established lean processes.
• Ensure product safety and compliance by evaluating biocompatibility according to standards on Nobel Biocare's entire product portfolio, execute and support compliance activities and projects
• Network with opinion leaders and lead users for project purpose and knowledge management, manage focus group(s) in the Implant Systems & Research field
• Identify, develop and characterize new ideas, new products and new processes using benchtop studies and generate reports for all experiments
• Monitor external tests and studies for proof of principle or proof of concept on new product developments
• Support scale-up, validation and launch activities for transfer to Product Management or Operations
• Network with academic and non-academic institutions for project purposes knowledge management
• Stay abreast to current academic research, literature and new technologies
• Execute all activities according to Danaher's Integrity and Compliance Standards & Programs

Job Requirements


• PhD in biotechnology, bioengineering or regenerative medicine
• Experience in medical device product development for bone and soft tissue regeneration
• Experience in biomaterial development and/ or Tissue engineering in industrial environment, preferably in oral rehabilitation.
• Broad understanding of bone and/or mucosa biology, pharmacology and biochemistry
• Knowledge in scale-up of prototype and transfer to Operations
• Broad understanding of cGMP, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, ISO 10993 and essential product requirements
• Broad understanding of Design Control Process and MDR
• Project management skills
• Strong technical writing skills
• Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office, SAP DMS and project management software
• Proficiency in English, other languages are an advantage


Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.