Research & Development Manager

Position Title: Research & Development Manager
Department: Research and Development
Reports To: Director of Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Exempt


A Research & Development Manager supports the research & development department’s scientific strategy and manages laboratory daily operation with the goal to develop and support new or existing products.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for laboratory productivity by ensuring timely completion, deliverables, and clear communication with stakeholders of research projects.
  • Responsible for the effective daily management, operation, quality control, and safety of the laboratory; for instance, supply management, equipment maintenance, and training.
  • Develop guidelines, operating procedures, forms, protocols, reports, proposals, presentations, among other needed documentation related to laboratory management and research projects.
  • Maintains the budget and promotes the general operational efficiency of the laboratory.
  • Communicate and negotiate with various vendors to source and implement testing, equipment, supplies, materials, or other resources to support research project activities.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders (ex. medical or scientific collaborators), department staff and other departments to execute department’s research projects.
  • Design department’s scientific strategy based on exhaustive review of peer-reviewed literature, data analysis, generation of data by performing supporting experiments, and ensuring standards & regulations are met with the support of the Director of Research & Development.
  • Leads design, research, and development activities of new or existing products. Products may include human cells and tissue product (from cadaveric or live donation), medical devices, or biologics.
  • Design, execute, supervise and/or assist in a variety of scientific experiments related to research projects by creating, collecting, evaluating, and interpreting statistically significant data. Data must support project management milestones and deliverables. Experimentation may extend to in-vitro or in-vivo assays in-house or external.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of FDA, AATB, ISO, and other regulatory requirements or guidance as deemed appropriate.
  • Support Director of Research & Development with project’s regulatory strategy.
  • Lead publications of internally generated data.
  • May supervise staff, consultants, and interns on research activities as deemed appropriate by Director of Research & Development.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, multitasking and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Excellent managerial skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and ability to solve technical challenges.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (ex. Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Proficient in statistical analysis software (ex. GraphPad).
  • Ability to work effectively with department staff, staff from various departments, consultants, medical and corporate collaborators.
  • Ability to plan and carry out experiments, and to work with complex instrumentation and software.
  • Ability to meet deadlines timely.
  • Ability to travel for company meetings within the United States.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Must have background knowledge of tissue banking industry and regulatory policy.
  • Must be able to occasionally move or lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to occasionally position self into low or small spaces, such as under a desk.


  • PhD degree in a scientific discipline (e.g., biology, bioengineering, biochemistry chemistry) required. Experience in industry may be considered.


  • At least 5 years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • At least 5 years of formal project management experience.
  • At least 5 years of research and development and/or product development experience.
  • Experience in writing, presenting, and publishing scientific research papers.
  • Experience in human cells and tissue products is preferred.
  • Experience managing a laboratory & staff is preferred.

Ability to commute/relocate:

San Antonio, TX 78249: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: On location