For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in over 100 countries around the world.
Waters Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Waters is currently conducting a search for a Vice President of Research reporting to the Senior Vice President of Waters Global Products. This role will be the representative of technical innovation at Waters. The charter of the Waters Research organization is to develop next generation innovative Informatics-led liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LCMS) technologies.
The role will engage with key internal and external stakeholders as a partner in the development of our technology strategy. The ideal candidate will have a disciplined commercial orientation and strong project management experience. S/he will lead a global organization of research professionals specializing in informatics, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. This role will leverage existing expertise within the current team and harness the capabilities of the organization to create future value for Waters. A key component of the role will be understanding and managing risk in the research process to minimize risk to development initiatives. S/he will recruit highly skilled scientific personnel, pursue an open and active intellectual environment, and forge a culture built on good scientific practices, effective teamwork, and impactful innovation. S/he will lead the research community in pursuit of optimized customer relationships by probing for a deep understanding of the scientific problem / commercial opportunity. This may include the development of early models for in-situ customer use and feedback.
The position requires frequent interaction with the executive management team. In this role, the VP will be prepared to discuss future technology strategy, provide program updates, identify resource gaps, and offer project prioritization alternatives. S/he will also be responsible for leading the Waters Innovation Forum and mentoring the elite members of the Jim Waters Society. This role will also partner closely with the Corporate Development office to provide business and technology requirements to identify external opportunities.
The ideal candidate will fill a visible, strategic, and high-impact leadership role within the organization. He/she will have significant depth in technology and business domains and will have a proven track record of developing a strategic agenda, driving a research strategy and building a high performance team to deliver results which are consistent with business objectives.
The ideal candidate will function as a coach and mentor, and be able (and willing) to drill into technology and / or project problems, devise risk-mitigating solutions, and guide the project back on-course.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: