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VP Clinical Lab Operations (m/w/d) - Job Rostock - CentoCareer

VP Clinical Lab Operations (m/w/d)

Your career at CENTOGENE starts now!

We, CENTOGENE GmbH ("CENTOGENE"), 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 500 individuals from 50 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 and responsibilities will be:

  • Leading and structuring 5 main departments (8 sub departments), responsible for processing of patient samples by genetics and/or biomarkers
  • Providing leadership to a team of 5 direct reports
  • Ensuring the timely processing of diagnostic patient samples in production departments at all Centogene facilities, including our facility in Cambridge, MA (USA)
  • Financial and disciplinary responsibility for the departments and affiliations focused on cost and time effective processing of patient samples
  • Structuring the continuous supply of consumables, as well as capacity and uptime of instruments in close collaboration with Finance and Procurement teams
  • Identifying new collaborations to expand and advance the position of the company, especially in the field of next generation sequencing, in close collaboration with Sales and R&D
  • Taking responsibility for department related projects, including interdepartmental coordination, industrial cooperation and high-volume projects
  • Developing long-term strategies for effective processes within the department, including the assessment and validation of emerging technologies
  • Representing Centogene to Clients and at international conferences

You have the following skills and qualifications:

  • MD or PhD in Life Science
  • Strong background and understanding of common and rare genetic diseases, molecular genomics, diagnostics, and genomic biomarkers, continuously monitoring the scientific developments
  • Minimum of 5 years managing/supervising a certified diagnostic laboratory
  • At least 5 years of relevant leadership experience, preferably in an international team and with a focus on managing leadership personnel
  • Deep understanding of next-generation sequencing technologies
  • Willingness to relocated to Rostock, travel about 10% of the time
  • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Very good command of written and spoken English, German- any further language is 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. 


Anja Seidel
0381 80113 654