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Chief Executive Officer – illumiSonics

THE ORGANIZATION

illumiSonics is a biotech company founded by an internationally award-winning biomed engineer PhD. illumiSonics’ Board is comprised of medical, biomed engineering, and business Directors.

illumiSonics has created and patented a digital pathology tool using PARS (Photo Acoustic Remote Sensing) optical tissue imaging.  This amazing development enables in-situ diagnosis, eliminating need to touch the patient or perform biopsies. You can see tumors, retinal damage, cell anomalies etc. at the single-cell level.  This patented technology has eliminated the need to stain and prepare slides, creating critical savings in time to diagnosis.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reports to: Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board

Location: Ontario

 

THE MANDATE

illumiSonics is at a critical stage of growth where attaining further investments and commercialization of their patented PARS technology is crucial.  They require a CEO that comes with proven experience in a startup environment.  The successful candidate must have experience in either the biotech or preferably medical device industry.  With the breadth of applications that the PARS technology can be used in it will also be the CEO’s role to strategically define their commercial focus.  They will need to identify the opportunities that will ‘bear fruit’ in the short term while keeping an eye on the long-term opportunities.  Building the value proposition and sharing illumiSonics’ product and vision to potential business partners will also be an important part of the CEO’s role.  He/she will work closely with the founders and team showcasing the technology.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide strategy and vision for the commercialization of the product ensuring the alignment with short-term and long-term objectives
  • Drive the value proposition of the PARS technology in the markets identified as targets
  • Identify key business partnerships within the life sciences and biotech sectors
  • Presenting illumiSonics to potential investors and securing funds for growth
  • Leverage regulatory knowledge in the medical device/biotech sector while building commercialization strategies and timelines
  • Staying abreast of the competitors’ products and value propositions
  • Remaining highly visible as the face of the company
  • Oversee the operations and financial budgets
  • Recruit, hire and mentor a world‐class sales team as needed

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or other Technical area.

Experience

  • Twenty or more years of experience in the medical device or biotech industry(ies)
  • Proven track record of commercialization of a product from start to finish

 Competencies and Attributes

  • Energy, motivation, enthusiasm, and integrity
  • Strong interpersonal skills – with the ability to develop good working relationships with colleagues, investors, business partners and clients
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and give oral presentations to small and large audience’s
  • Strong analytical skills and capability to understand complex problems/issues
  • Willingness to communicate openly, honestly, and often with the internal stakeholders

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: amccomb@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
ATVQ-421604 Chief Executive Officer – illumiSonics - ON - Toronto and GTA (OTIAPPLY)

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