Director of Product Development – LBT Innovations

11 November 2019

LBT Innovations (LBT) improves patient outcomes by making healthcare more efficient. Based in Adelaide, LBT has a history of developing world leading products in microbiology automation.

Its first product, MicroStreak®, was a global first in the automation of the culture plate streaking process and their second product, the Automated Plate Assessment System (APAS®) is currently being commercialised.

The APAS® instrument is based upon LBT’s intelligent imaging and machine learning software and remains the only US FDA-cleared artificial intelligence technology for automated imaging, analysis and interpretation of culture plates following incubation.

LBT is now seeking a Director of Product Development to play a key leadership role to support their commercialisation strategy.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director of Product Development is responsible for managing the overall delivery of LBT’s projects. Simply, it’s the single point of accountability to deliver their system to the market, and for the continued support of the system at customer sites.

The role will lead the development, engineering, clinical trials, and quality and regulatory functions within the company to support global sales. The delivery and support of this APAS system is currently LBT’s most critical activity.

Required Skills / Experience / Knowledge/ Education:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, post graduate qualifications desirable
  • Management and understanding of global quality and regulatory requirements highly desirable
  • Direct management of end-to-end product development within medical devices, Class I and Class II; IVD specifically preferred
  • Management and understanding of global quality and regulatory requirements highly desirable
  • 10+ years industry experience in medical device development
  • High analytical skills, ability to problem solve and guide teams through a process of improvement
  • An ability to work autonomously and take an active role in innovation and continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication and prioritization skills, strong coordination and planning skills

Applications can be made via e-mail to Lee Rochester,


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