JOB SUMMARY: The Scientist I position is designed for an experienced, independent PhD level scientist with advanced knowledge in regenerative medicine or orthopaedic surgery. This is predominantly a laboratory/bench position working on a portfolio of projects that are highly intellectual and utilizing cutting edge scientific techniques. This candidate will be capable managing multiple scientific projects independently, generating high quality data for 1st author scientific publications, and have experience preparing research proposals for funding. This person will be expected to help train/mentor junior staff in standard experimental techniques and help with troubleshooting.
Location: This position will be primarily located in SPRI’s facility in Basalt, Colorado, but travel between other SPRI facilities will be expected, as needed.
CLASSIFICATION: This is a, full-time, exempt position with benefits, dependent on a continued funding pipeline.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and initiate novel scientific projects backed by literature.
Contribute high quality data for research grants, manuscripts, and presentations.
Evaluate, select, and apply standard techniques of routine research; maintain detailed data records in lab notebook.
Mentor/train junior staff, providing troubleshooting with laboratory techniques and day-to-day laboratory experiments.
Proficient in image (e.g., Photoshop, ImageJ) and statistical (Prism, JMP, SAS, R) analysis
Prepare and write proposals to funding agencies
Develop and maintain SOPs and IRB/IACUC regulatory documents.
Prepare, review, and submit manuscripts and abstracts for publication.
Perform laboratory duties and bench-related activities.
Engage with donor, as requested.
Follow policies and procedures established in the SPRI Employee Handbook; adhere to SPRI safety policies.
Maintain a personal commitment to the Steadman Philippon Research Institute mission and values.
PhD in molecular biology or biomedical engineering
Strong publication record demonstrating proficiency in a variety of experimental approaches relevant in regenerative medicine (e.g., stem cell culture, biomaterial development and characterization, advanced cellular and molecular biology skills, basic cloning, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, histology)
Demonstrated scientific writing skills that can lead development of manuscripts, abstracts, or grant applications
Independently able to design and execute scientific experiments to generate or support new research directions
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of disease pathways and disease-related biological targets
Experience working in preclinical models and developing/managing IACUC protocols. Willingness to travel to conduct animal experiments and proficiency in surgical techniques related to musculoskeletal research.
Building on our legacy of excellence in orthopaedic sports medicine, SPRI is unlocking the secrets of healing, finding cures and enhancing lives through global leadership in regenerative medicine, scientific research, innovation and education. Founded by orthopaedic surgeon Dr. J. Richard Steadman, the Steadman Philippon Research Institute is an independent, tax-exempt (IRS code 501(c)(3)) charitable organization, employing scientists, researchers, fellows, visiting scholars, and interns.
If you are interested in working in a dynamic environment where our research into the causes, prevention and treatment of orthopaedic disorders are known throughout the world, apply today and join our team!