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R&D Director M/F


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A propos

We are seeking an R&D Director for our client, an innovative company specializing in biotechnological solutions for environmental challenges.


As the R&D Director, you will spearhead the mission to harness the power of nature through innovation, driving the creation of groundbreaking biotechnological solutions. Leading a dynamic and multidisciplinary team of world-class scientists, engineers, technicians, and students, your role will BE pivotal in shaping the future of bioengineered biological systems.

Reporting directly to the company's co-founder and CTO, you will BE responsible for the strategic direction and organization of the R&D department, implementing the company's vision, setting ambitious goals, and ensuring the team is in the best position to achieve them. You will BE part of the leadership team, providing crucial technical insights, and helping to design the strategic vision for the company and the next generation of products.

Main Missions :
Science and Innovation :
- Identify scientific breakthroughs and business opportunities to refine product vision, proprietary technologies, and the technical roadmap.
- Ensure the R&D strategy integrates cutting-edge innovations and practical approaches needed to achieve objectives quickly and efficiently.
- Manage R&D projects effectively from conception through to completion, overseeing the design, execution, and analysis of experiments, ensuring projects are delivered on time and to the highest quality standards.
- Collaborate with legal and compliance stakeholders to protect intellectual property and ensure all R&D activities and products adhere to regulatory standards.

Leadership :
- Develop and implement the strategic vision for the R&D department, aligning with the company's mission and long-term goals.
- Manage a diverse team of over 20 scientists, engineers, technicians, and students with various technical skills and expertise. Foster a culture of team spirit, innovation, and excellence.
- Work closely with internal experts to advance research projects. Build and maintain relationships with the scientific advisory board, external research institutions, industry partners, and academic communities to leverage scientific advancements and explore collaborative opportunities.
- Communicate complex scientific concepts and progress reports to stakeholders across the company, ensuring transparency and alignment with business goals.


- PhD and 10+ years of experience in synthetic biology and in some of the following fields : plant molecular biology, metabolic engineering, plant physiology, microbiology, in silico modeling, plant in vitro culture, and transformation.
- Significant industry experience leading an R&D team of 10+ people, with a track record of innovation and successful product development.
- Extreme scientific rigor, excellence, and attention to detail.
- High level of both creative and critical thinking, with the ability to translate complex research into actionable business strategies.
- Action-oriented with the ability to generate actionable results in very limited time.
- Proven ability to lead many diverse projects simultaneously.
- Always-on positive and problem-solving attitude in the face of relentless and extremely difficult challenges.
- Exceptional team spirit, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Proficiency in English.

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