Danaher Corporation Senior Director R&D in Skåne, Sweden

Danaher Company Description

HemoCue, acquired by Radiometer Medical ApS in April 2013, is a global leader in point-of-care testing. HemoCue AB (Ängelholm, Sweden), introduced in 1982 the first accurate, near-patient hemoglobin test. The company also sells point-of-care tests for glucose, urine albumin, HbA1c, total and differential white blood cell count. Further information, visitwww.hemocue.com

Radiometer - Make an impact on life. The difference between life and death can be just a few minutes. Radiometer’s diagnostic equipment is of crucial importance to doctors all over the world in their effort to diagnose critically ill patients quickly and accurately. From biotech and software specialists to financial controllers and engineers, all 2500 colleagues are committed and dedicated in their effort to make an impact on the life of others with our high-quality solutions. Radiometer’s leading position in the market has been secured over the last 50 years. Together we continue to raise the bar in acute care and constantly develop in new areas. Radiometer has an annual turnover of more than DKK 3 billion and is owned by US-based Danaher Corporation.


Senior Director R&D

Do you want to drive HemoCue R&D activities and contribute to our long-term growth? We are looking for an experienced R&D leader ready to strengthen our innovation capability and successfully drive the development of our future products.

We are a successful, innovative company, where talent management and continuous improvement are in focus. In this position, you will lead the R&D department, based at our global headquarters in Ängelholm, Sweden, and be part of the company’s leadership team.

You will be responsible for ensuring continuous innovation, defining a technology roadmap, driving the progress of our pipeline of development projects and the maintenance of our current products. You will lead and empower your team and ensure a sound cross-functional collaboration.

To become successful in this position, you need to have robust planning capabilities, be attentive to details while at the same time seeing “the big picture”.

Your responsibilities and tasks will include:

  • Drive development of prioritized projects

  • Drive research and innovation to feed development pipeline

  • Drive improvement and maintenance of current products

  • Create and maintain technology strategy linked to HemoCue strategic plan, incl. assessment of external technologies

  • Participate in the long term strategy for new products in collaboration with marketing and customers

  • Ensure robust planning and resource allocation

    · Budget responsibility in the magnitude from 50-60 million SEK

    · Leadership responsibility for a team of 40-50 people

    · Maintain and ensure competency development of the R&D team

    · Be up to date with the demands and trends in POCT


    You hold a MSc. in engineering or a relevant science field, a PhD degree within a relevant field will be an advantage. You have at least 10 years of experience within R&D from the medical device industry and at least 5 years’ experience of leading teams. You have a proven track record in driving innovation and technology projects with focus on systems, disposables and detection methods. The ability to manage and successfully completing projects involving several functions and cultures in an organization is essential. We are looking for someone with experience with Production, Design for Manufacturing (DFM), quality assurance, design control and FDA requirements. You are fluent in oral and written English.

    Personal Skills
  • Curious mind set for different science disciplines as, clinical chemistry, materials, mechanics, optics and software.

  • Able to think analytically and to draw conclusions
  • Organized and persistent: Able to prioritize, organize and get things done.
  • Ambitious, performance oriented and able to work independently
  • Operational mindset with focus on deadlines
  • Detail and quality oriented.
  • Flexible
  • Stress tolerant
  • Team player

    We offer you

    A unique opportunity to work in the field of medical technologies, where knowledge sharing and professional respect combine to make it both fun and meaningful to go to work. Both in Sweden and abroad you will meet enthusiastic colleagues who take pride in making a difference in a company whose products can truly impact other people's lives. We offer you 'freedom with responsibility', opportunities for training and career development.

/ Welcome with your application no later than the 29th of April. For further information please contact Josefin af Petersens at 46 734 14 02 72 or josefin.afpetersens@hemocue.se /

Union contacts: Mikael Godolakis, Unionen, 46 431 48 14 66, or Robert Harr, Akademiker-föreningen, 46 431 48 14 25


Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Organization: HemoCue
Job Function: Science
Primary Location: EMEA-Western Europe-Sweden-Skåne
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: HEM000534