As the Associate Director of Scientific Affairs, you will serve as a senior technical leader providing strategic input into Research and Development activities for infectious disease diagnostics. You will organize and coordinate product-focused studies for new marker evaluation, on-market comparisons, and claim extensions. Builds followership and business impact throughout IDEXX as “go-to” resource for business-oriented scientific and technical expertise, typically crossing over and incorporating diverse disciplines to solve problems. May be involved in directing early phases of impactful technical projects, guiding activities to ensure successful outcomes.
What will you do?
Communicates product-specific learnings that are foundational or impactful for the business through publications in peer-reviewed journals and at scientific meetings.
Establishes and approves scientific methods and protocols needed for external collaborative research studies.
Responsible for supporting day-to-day activities related to developing and implementing strategic programs to educate thought leaders.
Receives guidance and direction at high level related to long-term objectives.
Identifies and implements strategies and efficiencies to enhance customer experience and align with business operations.
Leads/contributes to process/other improvements based on evaluation of existing procedures and business needs. Utilizes data, metrics and system tools to ensure efficiency and to maximize customer experience. Identifies problems, obstacles and opportunities and proactively acts to address issues. Strives for continuous improvement.
Prepares reports and other information summarizing work activities and reports results to peer groups as well as senior management. Prepares various analyses as needed to highlight issues and resolve questions.
Domestic and International Travel (20-30%)
What do you need to succeed?
DVM, PhD or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Typically, 15+ years’ experience with ~5-10 years in veterinary industry is required.
Management and leadership experience at project level, experience with strategic initiatives/issues.
Must have outstanding communication and presentation skills with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels across the business and serve as external spokesperson for the organization.
Track record of providing thought leadership and innovation to influence change and advancement of the industry and/or profession through a strong external network of resources.
Proven leadership in solving complex problems within an area or field of science or technology.
Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional team environment. International experience a plus.
Internal Number: J-003425
7,000 people, one global focus - enhancing the health and well-being of pets, people, and livestock. We are passionate about what we do at IDEXX – and why wouldn’t we be? When you’re working to raise the standard of care for pets, make drinking water safe for billions and keep our livestock population around the globe healthy and free of disease, it’s no wonder that what we do each day is more than just a job. There’s an energy across IDEXX that is contagious – where caring and committed people come together to make things better.