Pr. Scientist

5 - 7 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18
Northridge, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18

Medtronic Diabetes is seeking Principal Scientist, (Ph.D. level researcher) to support the advanced research team working on disruptive technologies in diabetes treatment such as regenerative medicine and cell replacement therapy.  A successful candidate will be able to understand the technical landscape, design experiments and review clinical results related to these therapies. 

•Maintain current awareness of literature and emerging approaches and methods in diabetes therapy.  

•Active participation as a core team member in advanced research group for next generation technologies.

•Responsible for the initiation, design, development, execution, and implementation of scientific research projects.

•Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products.

•Plans and executes laboratory research.

•Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories and may contribute to scientific literature and conferences.

•Contribute to planning and execution of collaborative projects with leading academic and commercial research groups. 

•Coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts

•Participate in development of patent applications.

Education Required

•Ph.D. degree in any of the following disciplines; biology, or biomedical/ medical sciences, or cell biology, or molecular biology, or bioengineering. 

Years of Experience

•At least 5+ years post Ph.D. experience in industry and/or academia in the field of biomaterials, cell and molecular biology, tissue engineering,  regenerative medicine, surgical tools or related areas. Experienceapplying quantitative approaches to solve biological problems in university/ hospital/ industry that have medical device, pharma or biotech research environments.

Specialized Knowledge or Skills Required

•Breadth of theoretical and practical knowledge of cell therapy technologies, regenerative medicine, biological and biomaterial characterization methods and tissue-device interactions. 

•Provided technical leadership in cell testing, establish test platforms and evaluate biomaterials for implantable devices.

•Assess implanted device performance for its function, mechanical stability, biocompatibility and inflammatory response.

•Strong scientific track-record demonstrating well organized design and execution of studies.

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