Sr. Scientist

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Position Objective:

Assist in planning, design and execute in vivo and ex-vivo experiments to support the development of novel sustained release formulations for middle and inner ear related diseases. Work largely independently and with minimum supervision to execute experiments and report results in a timely and organized manner.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in planning, design and execute experiments in the areas of pharmacokinetics, pharmacology and toxicology.
  • Produce data and graphs to support scientific findings. Draft technical reports, quantitative analyses, and other on-going documentation of assigned projects. Maintain current laboratory notebooks and/or computer files and assist in administering safety policies and procedures.
  • Present data to supervisor, at internal meetings and certain external scientific conferences when requested.
  • Participate in the development of data utilized in the completion of research grants and/or patent applications.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the theories and techniques of an Associate Scientist in the In Vivo Pharmacology field and share knowledge with peers and others.
  • 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 train and/or mentor less experienced personnel on technical techniques
  • May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Nature and Scope:

Interacts with various levels of personnel internally and externally requiring the ability to clearly understand and communicate scientific policies, procedures and strategies.  Requires a strong working knowledge relevant to the applicable field.   Job encounters problems of moderate scope and complexity with variations from the norm. The incumbent receives broad instruction on new assignments, minimal direction on routine work and is expected to quickly understand and evaluate information and determine best approach.  Errors in work could cause delays and financial loss.

Education:

MSc/BSc in Biology or the equivalent education/experience. PhD preferred.

Experience:

Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. Hands-on experience in animal surgical procedures and Immunohistology required. Ability to manage and execute on multiple and competing priorities is expected. Strong communication skills and the ability to work as a team member are essential. Background in Otology preferred.

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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