In the strive for a more personalized medicine, diagnostic has a key role. Companion diagnostics are also becoming more and more important for drug developers. The candidates are presented with very diverse fields of potential employers, the range includes both large global players and local SMEs. At the same time, the diagnostics companies offer a great variety of exciting tasks and challenges for which we are happy to win candidates.
One focus of our search mandates in the field of diagnostics is on in-vitro-dignostics. We support our clients in this special environment, from the search for divisional managers of entire research areas to highly qualified specialist positions.
Typical positions in this segment are:
What does in-vitro diagnostics mean? In-vitro diagnostics (IVD) are tests done on samples of tissue, blood or urine taken from the human body. They can detect diseases and can be used to gather insights on a person’s overall health condition in order to help cure, treat, or prevent diseases.
IVD medical devices, kits and reagents may also be used in precision medicine to identify patients who are likely to benefit from specific therapies. These in vitro diagnostics can include (NGS) tests, which detect genomic variations. The use of companion diagnostics is becoming more and more frequent in order to provide information essential for the safe and effective use of corresponding drug therapies in patients with severe health conditions.
While some tests are conducted in the laboratory or the point of care (POCT) environment, other tests can be acquired by consumers to use at home. In the United States of America, In-vitro diagnostics are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (). In Europe, manufacturers of In-vitro Diagnostics must comply with the (IVDD) in order to be eligible for a which indicates safety and effectiveness of the products. An IVD can assess compliance with the relevant regulations.
The German Association of the Diagnostics Industry () is a trade association of companies operating in the field of laboratory diagnostics. The in Düsseldorf is one of the major business platforms for lab professionals, diagnostics distributors and manufacturers from clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, device manufacturing, laboratory management and other areas of diagnostics.