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R&D (Research and Development) Manager Regeneratives & Biologics in Kloten, Switzerland at Nobel Biocare

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: NOB002664

About Us

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations – from single-tooth to fully edentulous indications. Nobel Biocare offers you a great place to work by giving you the opportunity to grow and be recognized for your effort and achievements.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Execute biocompatibility and pre-clinical evaluations as well as OEM product assessments of biomaterials, surfaces and related technologies with potential applications in implants and oral implantology according to established lean processes.
  • 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 pharma or medical device industry, ideally in dental
  • Experience in medical device product development for bone and soft tissue regeneration.
  • Experience in biomaterial development and/ or Tissue engineering in industrial environment, ideally 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 and essential product requirements.
  • People Management skills.
  • Defining strategies and driving for decisions.
  • Project and portfolio management skills.
  • Experience in leading global R&D responsibilities in the MedTech industry.
  • Strong technical writing skills.
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office, SAP DMS and project management software.
  • Profiency in English, other languages are an advantage.
  • Experience to work cross-functionally and lead multi-cultural teams (matrix organizations).
  • Proven track record in regenerative product development.

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 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.
To be considered for this role, applicants must be either Swiss citizens, EU-nationals or have the legal right to live and work in Switzerland.
For agencies: please, note that we only accept direct applications. Submission of candidates from unsolicited third parties does not create any implied obligation on the part of Nobel Biocare/ Danaher group