Associate Director - Systems Integration

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22 February 2020
Location: Cambridge
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Job Description

Illuminas platforms have so many elements and technologies that we need a team to ensure they can all work together as a system.  The Systems Integration (SI) team is made up of engineers, physicists, biologists, and chemists the most multi disciplined team at Illumina.  They work with all the other groups to ensure new developments/improvements work within the current ecosystem of our platforms.

As an Associate Director at Illumina you will work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment to help drive innovative product development and optimized system performance through the application of diverse scientific principles.  You will be a functional manager and technical leader within a multi-disciplinary team working to create high quality, robust products through the integration of hardware, software, and chemistry components. 


Initiate, direct and execute scientific research and development through the management of large multi-disciplinary teams

Represent Systems Integration function on project teams

Supervise multiple Scientists and Research Associates on project and functional activities

Collaborate closely with all functions within project teams (such as chemistry, software, engineering and manufacturing)

Develop subject matter expertise across multiple systems and sub-systems

Engage in the early design of products to represent Systems Integration knowledge

Develop verification and validation test plans; execute study protocols and generate reports

Analyse large data sets, troubleshoot complex issues, and suggest creative solutions to system-level issues

Willingness to be hands-on

Education and Experience:

Educated in a Scientific or engineering discipline

A background in Instrumentation and Software

Proven experience in successful, product development environment required. 

A broad scientific knowledge (instrumentation, optics, chemistry, molecular biology, software, fluidics, etc.) including a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving

Experience developing complex instrumentation &/or software desired

Experience managing large team required

Experience writing and executing test plans to validate product performance and robustness

Proven skills in analysis of large complex data sets helpful

Demonstrated ability to understand and successfully work across multiple disciplines such as engineering, software and manufacturing highly desired

Must be detail oriented and highly motivated

A desire to be a part of a fast paced, multidisciplinary and dynamic environment

Solid communication and writing skills required

Work Permit:

All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.