The Scientist will be responsible for developing and evaluating biomaterials, tissue engineered constructs or tissue. The Scientist will work within the R&D Department to develop new technologies and products, work on process improvement projects and support the commercial organization with scientific data and studies. The Scientist mentors other R&D team members in scientific and technical areas.
Identify research questions related to development of tissue allografts and biomaterials; and work with senior level scientists to prioritize them. Ensure research questions are aligned with project goals.
Design complex experiments or a series of experiments to answer research questions and work with other R&D team members to conduct them.
Identify publications and critically evaluates them for their scientific integrity and relevance to R&D experiments.
Establish complex assays. Work with outside laboratories to develop assays for R&D projects. Work with more other R&D team members to troubleshoot assays. Perform more complex assays.
Prepare complex graphs and tables and perform statistical analysis.
Work with Validation and Facilities on sophisticated equipment installation, calibration, and validation.
Review raw data and calculations for other R&D team members. Present data for experiments and data trends for multiple experiments at team meetings. Initiate and maintain R&D Tissue Requests and update BTM.
Identify and interpret relevance of literature in support of patents, publications, and white papers. Submit abstracts for scientific meetings. May be First Author for posters, podium presentations and peer reviewed scientific articles. May be a patent author.
Design studies and work with other R&D team members to execute studies in support of process improvements, product quality and demonstrating compliance.
Design studies and work with other R&D team members to execute studies in support of product performance.
Mentor other R&D team members in scientific and technical areas when applicable.
PhD in biomedical engineering, biotechnology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or equivalent with 0+ years industry experience.
Four or more years of experience developing and evaluating biomaterials, tissue engineered constructs or tissue allografts in an academic research (PhD dissertation research for example) or industry setting.
Advanced knowledge of biomaterials science, tissue engineering and applications. Published in peer reviewed journals relevant to tissue engineering, biomaterials or tissue banking.
Basic math for designing experiments, calculating standard curves and analyzing data.
Understanding of advanced statistics and their applications such as sample size determination, ANOVA, multiple regression.
Competency in a variety of laboratory techniques and assays. Ability to mentor other R&D team members and teach them new methods and assays. Able to troubleshoot testing issues
MS Office and Statistical software fluency.
Ability to perform good documentation practice (GDP). Ability to communicate technical information to a variety of stakeholders verbally and in writing.
LifeLink Foundation is committed to serving patients through organ and tissue donation. LifeLink Foundation is headquartered in Tampa, FL. LifeLink Foundation is made up of five divisions: LifeLink of Florida, LifeLink of Georgia, LifeLink of Puerto Rico, LifeLink Transplantation Immunology Laboratory and LifeLink Tissue Bank.
LifeLink serves patients in need of organ transplantation through its organ procurement organizations in Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico. LifeLink Tissue Bank develops, processes and provides lifesaving and life-enhancing tissue allografts to patients in need.