Medical Device Study Director/ Principal Scientist
The Principal Scientist would participate in Medical Device & Therapeutic studies in the functional role of a Study Director to conduct and oversee pre-clinical studies (acute and chronic, GLP and non-GLP, rodents, rabbits, pigs, sheep) that evaluate implantable devices (blood glucose monitors, prosthetic valves, nerve stimulators, drug-eluting implants), vascular instruments (stents, mesh, clot filters, clot retrievers, catheters), and/or dermal products for wound healing. The position requires the ability to interpret scientific data for the purpose of Sponsor reports and/or GLP reports intended for FDA submission and approval. Familiarity with imaging modalities (ultrasound, fluoroscopy) and/or surgical-technical experience in animal models is preferred as well as familiarity in animal science (anatomy-physiology). Expertise to guide investigators (Sponsors) on the approaches necessary to evaluate their device based on disease mechanisms is valuable. The candidate should be able to communicate, support, and mentor technical staff on study aspects as needed.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Principal Scientist will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Ability to perform duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
Good interpersonal and communicative skills with staff and the ability to articulate scientific aspects to clients.
Masters (MS) or PhD in a field of biology, biomedical sciences, zoology, and/or veterinary science with adequate experience is required.
Degree in veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD, BVM) preferred but not required. Additional education-training in lab animal, GLP pre-clinical research is desired but not required.
Minimum 2-3 years experience preferred.
Other: Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Problem solving abilities are required.
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