Forum Topic R & D
  • Conversation: Head of Discovery

    • March 18, 2017 10:02 AM GMT
    • Head of Discovery

      of Discovery
      Reports to the Senior VP Research Innovation &
      Business Development and manages 45
      people. Based in France, North of Paris.
      §  Scientific and
      technical challenges:
      -     Define medical
      needs and identify new research axis and programs
      -     Define, propose
      and implement the Discovery strategy
      -     Implement,
      drive and manage an Openlab approach. 
      §  Managerial challenges:
      -     Propose,
      implement and manage an optimal organisation
      -     Create a design
      lab to test the suggestions from Business Development
      -     Develop and
      drive external international partnerships and develop the Open Innovation.
      Ø The medical
      imaging market:
      -     In full
      expansion: Driven by the evolution of computing and the orientation of medicine
      towards preventive medicine and personalised medicine
      -     In steady
      growth, driven by global population growth, better access to care in emerging
      countries, aging population and development of chronic diseases
      -     The development
      of Interventional and minimally invasive therapy guided by imaging.
      Ø The company:
      -     Pioneer in the
      field of contrast products with over 90 years of experience
      -     Among the Top 3
      in worldwide medical imaging
      -     Complete range
      of contrast products for X-ray, MRI, IRT & Injectors
      -     Sustained
      investments in R&D
      -     Strong dynamics
      and great growth potential
      -     Direct presence
      on the main markets (USA, Japan, Europe and South Korea)
      -     An actor in
      Public Health: improve the diagnosis and the therapeutic management of
      Ø The position:
      -     Very
      comprehensive position: strategy, operations, management, external partnerships
      and open innovation
      -     Lead and boost
      the dynamics of innovation
      -     Global position
      within the global Research & Innovation
      -     Be an actor in
      the group’s new history in Interventional medical device
      -     Visible
      position, enabling recognition and appreciation
      -     Position with
      prospects for development within the Group.
      §  Degree: PhD
      level, fairly generalist in order to understand the In-Vivo:
      -     in Organic
      Chemistry, Biomaterials, Polymers, Biology, Oncology...
      -     or equivalent,
      Medical Doctor, DVM, Pharmacist.
      §  Experience: Minimum 10 years in medical research, first-line
      in a medical device manufacturer in interventional radiology / minimally
      invasive therapy guided by imagery / or in pharmaceutical industry, in
      oncology, vascular or neurology.
      §  Required
      -     Management of
      research managers (PhD)
      -     Driving the
      Discovery action plan with monitoring indicators
      -     Evaluation,
      selection, development and management of public and private partnerships 
      -     English and
      French: Fluent written and oral.
      §  Favourable skills:
      Experience in:
      Early development / medical implants (classes 2b/3) / Open innovation.
      Contact à Dr Véronique

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