Director of Operations/Manufacturing, RNAConnect, Inc.

Posted on January 23,


The Director of Operations is a highly experienced and detail-oriented leader with a deep understanding of protein manufacturing, packaging/shipping and technology transfer. This individual will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of enzyme and chemical reagent manufacturing, external Contract Manufacturing partners, and customer order fulfilment. This leader will be a core member of the leadership team and will be accountable for ensuring new enzymatic products are successfully manufactured and delivered under tight time and budgetary constraints. He/she will oversee the growth and operations of the company labs and will ensure that the company's manufacturing operations are commercially robust and meet all regulatory requirements.

The successful candidate will thrive in an entrepreneurial, high growth company that is dedicated to dramatically improving the enzymatic tools available to the RNA research community. He/she will wear multiple hats, must be adept at identifying both opportunities and problems and creating and implementing solutions. The Director of Operations must be a leader who takes a high degree of ownership, can drive projects independently, work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and understand how his/her works contributes to the larger organizational goals.

Responsibilities: The Director of Operations will:

  • Define a roadmap for the entire manufacturing supply chain operations
  • Establish and create systems and department policies to ensure operational excellence
  • Have technical responsibility to scale up enzyme and chemical reagent manufacturing and packaging at the company
  • Manage external Contract Manufacturing Organization relationships and deliverables
  • Create Operations processes and systems to support rapid introduction of multiple products and SKUs
  • Maintain and relentless focus on Customer Satisfaction and ensure rapid delivery of products following initial customer orders
  • Identify opportunities and drive initiatives to reduce COGS and create efficiencies in operational processes
  • Ensure that the company's manufacturing operations meet all regulatory requirements as needed
  • Manage the manufacturing budget and resources
  • Hire and build a reagent manufacturing team


  • PhD in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g., molecular biology, biochemistry, protein engineering)
  • 8+ years of experience in manufacturing proteins and experience developing and launching commercial products under tight timelines
  • Experience in managing a multi-site manufacturing operation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Can monitor and analyze day to day operation efficiency and maintain KPIs

Those interested should email their resume to Ryan Muldoon at [email protected].