R&D Manager - Medical & Electronics in Life Sciences

Saint Gobain Research North America
Northborough, MA
Closing date
Apr 4, 2023

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Science, Life Sciences
Organization Type
At Saint-Gobain Life Sciences, we create a better life, by designing, manufacturing and distributing critical fluid management solutions across biopharmaceutical, medical, nutrition, semiconductor and consumer markets.

Saint-Gobain Medical is a leader with material expertise in silicone, thermoplastic elastomers and fluoropolymers and processing expertise in molding, extrusion and custom fabrication for medical OEMs. Leading the way through global resources, technological and regulatory expertise, the medical team develops solutions for drug delivery, cardiology, diabetics, nephrology, endoscopy, ophthalmology and surgical markets.

We are looking for a driven, talented, and experienced leader to join our R&D management team and lead a technical group for both our Medical and Electronics businesses. The individual will work closely with the business management and R&D leadership to develop and implement an R&D strategy, and to lead a team to develop new technologies, product innovation, support customer applications development and enable thought leadership in the market.

The incumbent will lead cross functional teams in project planning and managing (either directly or indirectly) others to execute and deliver project objectives and impact business results. The candidate will collaborate effectively with a broad range of internal functions including central R&D colleagues, Application Engineering, Marketing, Quality, Regulatory and Manufacturing. External collaborations include partnering with end users, customers and technology providers. Candidate is also expected to play key role in driving the R&D portfolio, proposing new technology platforms and programs vital to the business growth of the group. Further the candidate will be responsible for developing direct reports and others within the group.

  • Works closely with the business, to impact business growth and thought leadership in the Medical and Electronics market.
  • Provides technology leadership to associates and colleagues throughout business.
  • Builds and develops a high caliber technical team.
  • Works with the business and our customers to build an exciting R&D portfolio across new materials, new process and new application procedures and test methods.
  • Manages Medical and Electronics Global Innovation portfolio and ensures on time and on budget delivery.
  • Enables documentation to meet regulatory requirements and Quality standards.
  • Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.
  • Works with IP Attorney and key R&D and business leadership to manage the IP portfolio.
  • Focuses on Safety and Risks Reduction are a first priority in every project


  • BS Degree with a minimum of 18+ years' experience, or MS with 13+ years of experience, or PhD with 9+ years' experience plus demonstrated technical judgment/accomplishments.
  • 5+ years of R&D team and people management
  • Strong background in materials science and polymeric materials.
  • Experience in medical, pharmaceutical or life science fields is strongly desired


Saint-Gobain Research (SGR) North America is one of Saint-Gobain's largest industrial research laboratories. The center is home to more than 400 employees working at the leading edge of innovation on multidisciplinary industrial research, preparing the future by designing tomorrow's products and processes across an amazing variety of markets and technical disciplines. Since 1985, SGR North America has been supporting existing businesses, developing future businesses, and nurturing talent.

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.


Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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