Job ID R-379517 Date posted 12/18/2020 BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Apply

Preclinical Scientist

Job Description Summary

Job Description


This position reports to the Manager, Pre-Clinical Affairs, and is responsible for providing advanced scientific expertise in the coordination/execution of biomedical animal research studies to aid in the design and development of medical devices.

Essential Duties and Position Responsibilities

  • Integrally involved with all aspects of Pre-Clinical Affairs animal study execution including, familiarity with surgery/immunology fundamentals, protocol development, study coordination, scheduling, implementation, data analysis/interpretation, and report writing.

  • Leading the Pre-Clinical Affairs efforts of several project teams simultaneously.

  • Interfacing with internal Scientists/Engineers, and acting as the Sponsor Study Director at external animal research laboratory facilities.

  • Coordinating the preparation/sterilization of appropriate test/control articles for implantation.

  • Involvement with Pre-Clinical Affairs study quoting and budgeting as necessary.

  • Reviewing scientific literature in order to stay current as needed in the industry.

  • Special projects as assigned.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Required:

  • BS in veterinary/animal science, biology, physiology, or related field, with a minimum of 3 years hands-on experience (or MS with 2 years) in either an academic, industrial or CRO laboratory setting.

  • Familiarity with surgery/immunology fundamentals as evidenced by successful animal study execution within the medical device industry.

  • Previous experience as a Pre-Clinical study director/coordinator.

  • Experience with analysis/interpretation of medical device histopathology.

  • Statistical / Analytical capabilities and familiarity with the use of statistical software.

  • Familiarity with anatomy and physiology fundamentals.

  • Familiarity with the biological aspects of wound healing.

  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

  • Must be able to trouble-shoot and problem solve to support successful animal study execution.

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.   

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