R&D Scientist

Lifenet Health San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 months ago

The LifeNet Health mission is simple: Saving Lives. Restoring Health. Giving Hope. Its mission, along with its core values of safety, quality, innovation and service continue to create an unmatched record in transplant solutions, which cannot be achieved without talented, dedicated team members who share the same values and attributes that guide the LifeNet Health team every day.

If you have a commitment to customer care, quality and innovation as well as integrity and passion, then you've come to the right place.

We are currently seeking a R&D Scientist to join the LifeNet Health team in our San Diego, CA location.

The R&D Scientist will both lead projects and be a team member in the development of allograft-based cell and tissue products for medical applications. Studies will combine cell and stem cell biology and tissue engineering with allograft technologies as applied to regenerative medicine. Experience in musculoskeletal tissues, cardiovascular tissues, and/or developmental biology is regarded as an advantage. Expertise in cell and tissue culture, standard, as well as, state-of-the-art analytical methods related to cell and tissue biology is required. Experience in working in a team environment and pre-clinical in vivo assessments is preferred.

The Scientist will be responsible for conceiving studies, experimental design and execution, data analysis, generating internal reports, and publishing in peer review journals when appropriate. The Scientist will have demonstrated independent and collaborative productivity. Appreciation of biomedical engineering is an advantage. R&D Scientists develop intellectual property in support of program portfolios.

A PhD degree in Cell/Molecular Biology, Matrix Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering required.You would be expected to perform all tasks assigned to you, including but not limited to:

  • Leads and coordinates research efforts for R&D projects based on corporate priorities

  • Plans and executes laboratory research as outlined in experimental design of project and in compliance with written policies.

  • Develops assays and protocols pertaining to research and product development objectives as needed

  • Makes detailed observations, analyzes data, interprets results and summarizes collected data into effective technical reports.

  • Provides timely and effective communication (written and oral) of procedures, observations, and results.

  • Develops techniques and technologies needed to develop clinical or research products

  • Investigated the feasibility of the potential invention s and products.

  • Assists in the development of intellectual property in support of the divisional project portfolio.

  • Conducts appropriate literature reviews and assists in identifying opportunities for research projects for new products.

  • Trains research associates and technicians on developed assays and protocols and provides scientific support to their experimental design and technical report.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD. in Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering or related field

  • 7 years related work experience

  • Previous experience in tissue banking, medical device or related industry

Get to Know LifeNet Health:

LifeNet Health, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the largest nonprofit organ procurement organization ("OPO") and tissue bank in the United States, as well as a leading innovator in transplantation research and regenerative medicine. LifeNet holds the longest running current accreditation by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Its goal is to improve the quality of human life through the provision of organs and tissues for transplantation, as well as innovation in the fields of bio-implants and regenerative medicine, and to serve the community with educational and support services that enhance the donation process.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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