Vice Director Method & Process Development (m/f/d) - Job Rostock - CentoCareer

Vice Director Method & Process Development (m/f/d)

Welcome at CENTOGENE

We are the experts in rare hereditary diseases. We know the genetic basis and the clinical phenotype of genetic disorders inside-out. Our platform is based on the world’s largest curated mutation database for rare diseases. We have an unrivaled global diagnostic footprint, and an unmatched ability to derive diagnostic solutions to accurately identify rare disease patients and accelerate the path to approval for new orphan drugs.

How do we do this? By bringing together more than 350 individuals from 45 different countries to transform clinical and genetic data into medical solutions for patients. We work together at our HQ in Rostock, Germany, and also at additional offices in Berlin and laboratory facilities in Cambridge MA. Our employees - medical experts, scientists, IT professionals, bioinformaticians, technicians, researchers, project managers, and many more - are all passionate about one thing: improving the lives of our patients.

Does this sound like you? If it does, we’d love to hear from you.

Your tasks will be:

We are searching for a Vice Director of the Method & Process Development Team. Reporting to the Director of the department, you will take active responsibility for development of new products in the molecular diagnostics field together with your team. Your understanding and previous experience in NGS development enables you to help with the optimization of current NGS-based assays as well to create new ones in close cooperation with the needs of the production departments, driving the utilization of NGS data to a next level.

  • Active identification of optimization needs within current workflows and assays, ideally increasing the level of automation
  • Development of new cost-effective assays and workflows of superior quality for the genetic analysis of rare hereditary diseases
  • Direct leadership of one division of the Method & Process Development department as well as deputizing the Department Director
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism for productive development and optimization of existing assays with your group
  • Actively drive interactions with Bioinformatics department and all production groups and maintain a strong network within the company

You have the following skills and qualifications:

  • A doctorate degree or master’s degree in R&D, Bioinformatics, or related field and at least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with NGS dataset interpretation is a must, first experience in NGS data process handling helpful
  • First experience in process management and strong desire to develop new assays and workflows with a clear implementation goal
  • At least one year of leadership experience and record of working in international teams
  • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent English skills, additional languages are an advantage

Those advantages are waiting for you at CENTOGENE:

  • Talents are individually supported by internal and external trainings
  • An international career in a multicultural environment
  • Regular company events form us as one team
  • In house yoga classes, back exercises and a fitness area are available for free
  • Lunch breaks and meetings on our roof terraces feel like vacation when looking at the Warnow
  • Bike leasing or job tickets allow an environmentally friendly and reasonable travel to work
  • In case of language barriers we offer German and English classes as well as support in finding accommodation to help you get going
  • Precaution and financial protection guaranteed by company pension scheme

Applications from severely disabled people with appropriate suitability are explicitly welcome. Severely disabled applicants and equivalent status are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.
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For those who embark on a career with CENTOGENE, they’ll enjoy an exciting, dynamic, entrepreneurial and extremely fast-paced environment. Working alongside dedicated colleagues, CENTOGENE employees enjoy other benefits including upskilling from a dedicated training department, yoga classes, company-sponsored bicycle leasing, German language classes, and new state-of-the-art premises conveniently located featuring roof terraces and an in-house fitness center. For employees new to Rostock we’ll also support on finding local housing.

Who we are

CENTOGENE is a rare disease company focused on transforming clinical, genetic, and biochemical data into medical solutions for patients. We are focused on bringing rationality to treatment decisions and accelerating the development of new orphan drugs by using our knowledge of the global rare disease market, including its epidemiological and clinical heterogeneity and our innovative biomarkers.

As one of the largest rare disease companies worldwide, CENTOGENE is dedicated to transforming the science of genetic information into solutions and hope for patients with rare diseases and their families. 

Contact

Marica Keppler
+49 381 80113 668