Sr. Scientist, Research

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Position Objective:

Demonstrate expert technical knowledge and deep practical experience relating to research and preclinical approaches in Otology. Develop, design, conduct and analyze data resulting from established and novel in-vivo approaches, focusing on surgical procedures (including intracochlear), auditory function assessments, tissue collections, histology and animal models of preclinical efficacy.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, design, conduct and analyze data resulting from established and novel in vivo approaches, including surgical procedures (intracochlear), auditory function assessments, tissue collections, histology and models of preclinical efficacy pertaining to Otology.
  • Support preclinical and clinical development efforts by designing and conducting pharmacokinetic, pharmacology and toxicology studies.
  • Actively contribute to project and program teams and provide clear and consistent communication of ideas, data, conclusions and outcomes.
  • Contribute to manuscripts for key publications (abstracts, posters, presentations) consistent with the overall scientific and medical communications plan. Present data at internal meetings and external scientific conferences and meetings.
  • Maintain in-depth and current knowledge in Otology to support development of novel concepts and approaches. Serve as technical expert and routinely educate peers and others. Mentor the scientific staff for development of approaches, techniques and best practices.
  • Excellent analytical, research and problem solving skills required.
  • A commitment to high-quality research and the execution of research plans in a timely and organized manner. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues, vendors and partners, who may have different levels of technical knowledge and understanding and to clearly convey status and progress in areas of responsibility both verbally and in writing
  • May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Quality and Safety Responsibilities  

Must be aware of and consistently achieve required quality and regulatory compliance. In addition, this position must be aware of and follow all safety policies and instructions at all times.

Nature and Scope:

Interacts with various levels of personnel internally including senior level, and typically a similar level externally requiring the ability to clearly understand and communicate policies and procedures.  Job encounters problems of medium scope and complexity with variations from the norm. The incumbent typically works independently in agreed project areas and in consultation with others in areas of broader scope, although depending on experience and level, may receive a higher degree of instruction. Errors in work could cause delays and financial loss.


Advanced degree in Biology, Physiology, Medicine or a related discipline, or an equivalent level of knowledge and experience, with demonstrated expertise in otic research.


Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in otic research required. Demonstrated expert technical knowledge and deep practical experience in Otology, including comprehensive knowledge of current best practices in in-vivo research. Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and assessing in-vivo experimentation to validate research and/or clinical hypotheses or findings, with a strong emphasis on otic surgical procedures, auditory function evaluation and histology.

Working Conditions:

Works in a laboratory, facilities and/or manufacturing environment. May on a continuous basis walk, bend and lift up to 40 lbs. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.  May intermittently sit at desk for a long period of time to answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means.  Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed.  Occasional local travel may be required. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability

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