The company’s mission is to establish its blood-based test for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer as a standard amongst pancreatologists and diabetes physicians worldwide for detecting pancreatic cancer in high-risk groups much earlier than is possible today.

Immunovia AB was founded in 2007 by investigators from the Department of Immunotechnology at Lund University and CREATE Health, the Center for Translational Cancer Research in Lund, Sweden.

Immunovia’s strategy is to decipher the wealth of information in blood and translate it into clinically useful tools to diagnose complex diseases such as cancer, earlier and more accurately than previously possible. Immunovia´s core technology platform, IMMray®, is based on antibody biomarker microarray analysis. The company is now performing clinical validation studies for the commercialization of IMMray® PanCan-d that could be the first blood based test for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. In the beginning of 2016, the company started a program focused on autoimmune diseases diagnosis, prognosis and therapy monitoring. The first test from this program,
IMMray® SLE-d, is a biomarker signature derived for differential diagnosis of lupus, now undergoing evaluation and validation.

The headqarter is based at Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden. Today, there are 37 employees in total, of which 7 in Boston, USA. Immunovia’s shares (IMMNOV) are listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm and Wildeco is the company’s Certified Adviser.

For more information about the company, please visit http://www.immunovia.com.


Clinical Laboratory Director - TILLSATT

Company: Immunovia AB
Role: Clinical Laboratory Director
Reporting to: VD Immunovia
Place of position: Lund, Sweden

The role as Clinical Laboratory Director

The Laboratory Director will have responsibility for Immunovia´s clinical laboratory in Lund, “IMMray® Dx Laboratories Lund”.
Accountabilities include establishing the laboratory for commercial testing of IMMray® based diagnostic tests, initially IMMray® PanCan –d, and to achieve required accreditations such as ISO17025. The laboratory organization expansion shall be performed in line with projected growth. Introduction of additional tests and tech transfer from Immunovia R&D will be an ongoing responsibility.
Tech transfer of existing test methods and training of external partner laboratories is important for Immunovia’s future growth and will be part of the accountabilities.
The position is based at Medicon Village in Lund, Sweden. You will initially report to CEO of Immunovia.

Key responsibilities

• Develop and lead the clinical laboratory organization in Lund
• Accountability for Clinical laboratory test results
• Budget accountability for the clinical laboratory
• Establish, maintain and optimize the workflow for minimum cost per test while upholding quality and customer satisfaction
• Implement effective Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) activities for the laboratory when required as a part of continuous improvement to capture and process customer complaints, non-conforming products, and other quality input sources
• Develop, administer and maintain quality assurance procedures and activities required to ensure that the laboratory’s processes and results are in compliance with applicable quality standards and requirements
• Participate during customer and regulatory quality and qualification audits and inspections.  Ensure communication and implementation of any corrective and preventive actions related to the laboratory during external audits in a timely manner.
• Training and tech transfer planning and implementation of IMMray® technology and tests to external partner laboratories
• Collaboration, experience and knowledge exchange, with other Immunovia clinical laboratories, initially Immunovia’s US lab in Boston

Required Qualifications and Skills

• MSc in natural sciences like biology, biochemistry, chemistry or medicine or equivalent and/or significant relevant experience
• Substantial experience of clinical laboratory management
• Excellent presentation skills in both written and oral forms
• IT skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products
• Fluent in English and Swedish

Professional and Personal Competences

• Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people. Driving personality with ability to prioritize tasks to accomplish goals and objectives. Initiates and generates activity.
• Ability to translate and communicate goals, objectives and performance to all staff. Provides others with a clear direction.
• Plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing circumstances
• Achieves project goals, focuses on customer needs and satisfaction, sets high standards for quality and quantity, and works in a systematic way
• Ability to analyze data, interpret results and translate outcome to action such as continues workflow and quality improvements
• Analytical with ability to tackle problems and take actions, act on opportunities and generate new ideas
• Demonstrates financial awareness
• You have excellent communication, presentation and intercultural skills
• Ability to work in a team and share responsibilities and tasks

Opportunities with the role

Immunovia is taking the next important step in bringing a solution to the unmet need of early detection of pancreas cancer to the market, by development of a world leading technology from Lund university to a clinical laboratory testing for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. You will have the opportunity to establish the clinical laboratory from scratch, develop and optimize the workflow, and to lead the clinical laboratory organization in Lund. The test has been developed by the R&D team and you will be supported in the transfer to the clinical laboratory. You will work together with a dedicated team towards Immunovia’s vision to significantly improve the survival rates, choice of treatment and life quality of cancer patients and their families.
You will join a growing organization that puts people in focus, with an engaged management team in a company with short decision-making processes. There is an informal and personal atmosphere where each employee's contribution is important for the company's development and results. Be part of a company characterized by a fantastic team feeling and where they have mandatory “fika med knäckebröd” every day.


For inquires and more information about the position, please contact:
Catharina Herbertsson or Eva Runnerström, Recruitment consultants at PeakSearch.
catharina.herbertsson@peaksearch.se, +46 (0)706 152 772
eva.runnerstrom@peaksearch.se, +46 (0)701 725 379


Apply for the position at http://www.peaksearch.se