Senior Research Scientist

Position Title: Senior Research Scientist
Department: Technology
Reports To: Director of Technology
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Exempt

Purpose:

A Senior Research Scientist leads their assigned research project with the goal to develop and support new or existing products.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of research projects to ensure timely completion of tasks, clear communication with stakeholders, and meet deliverables.
  • Leads design, research, and development activities of new or existing products. Products may include human cells and tissue product (from cadaveric or live donation), medical devices, or biologics.
  • Design research project’s scientific strategy based on exhaustive review of peer-reviewed literature, data analysis, generation of data by performing supporting experiments, and ensuring standards & regulations are met.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of FDA, AATB, ISO, and other regulatory requirements or guidance as deemed appropriate.
  • Design, execute, supervise and/or assist in a variety of scientific experiments related to research projects by creating, collecting, evaluating, and interpreting statistically significant data. Data must support gate decisions and/or product launch. Experimentation may extend to in-vitro or in-vivo assays in-house or externally sourced.
  • Operates, tests, and repairs electronic and scientific test equipment used for research project related tasks.
  • Ensure quality and quality control within their assigned research project and other department research projects.
  • Develop guidelines, operating procedures, forms, protocols, reports, proposals, presentations, among other research project related documents.
  • Maintains the budget and promotes the general operational efficiency for their assigned research project.
  • Communicate and negotiate with various vendors to source and implement testing, equipment, supplies, materials, or other resources to support research project activities.
  • Generally, work independently on research projects and exercise independent thinking and judgment in the absence of established protocols and procedures.
  • Train and support research associate, consultants, and interns on multiple research-related procedures and protocols as needed.
  • May supervise research associate, consultants, and interns.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders (ex. medical or scientific collaborators),
    department staff and other departments to execute department research projects.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical challenges.
  • Ability to work effectively with department staff, staff from various departments, consultants, medical and corporate collaborators.
  • Ability to plan and carry out experiments independently, and to work with complex instrumentation and software.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to meet deadlines timely.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (ex. Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Proficient in statistical analysis software (ex. GraphPad).
  • Ability to travel for company meetings within the United States.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Must have background knowledge of
    tissue banking industry and regulatory policy. Experience in human cells and tissue products is preferred.
  • Must be able to occasionally move or lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to occasionally position self into low or small spaces, such as under a desk.

Education:

  • PhD degree in a scientific discipline (e.g., biology, bioengineering, biochemistry chemistry) required. Experience in industry may be considered.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • At least 5 years of formal project management experience.
  • At least 5 years of research and development and/or product development experience.
  • Experience in writing and presenting scientific research papers.

Ability to commute/relocate:

San Antonio, TX 78249: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: On location