Staff Scientist - Cellular Therapies and Stem Cell Biology Group


Sioux Falls, SD

Less than 5 years

Posted 232 days ago

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Performs independent scientific research including complex laboratory testing, experiments and analysis following established protocols. Designs and develops research objectives for experimentation. Analyzes and evaluates findings. Assists in completion of grant applications and other regulatory documents. Writes technical summaries and co-authors articles for publication. Prepares and makes formal presentations of research results. Typically works under broad direction of principal investigator. High level of knowledge in scientific research processes, procedures, and objectives. Must possess ability to implement experiments in the subject discipline with the ability to trouble shoot issues. Good knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline required. Possesses ability to run complex pieces of equipment requiring advanced specialized training. Must possess knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis. Must have significant experience in analyzing and evaluating data. General level of knowledge of project management, decision-making, and analytical skills. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with a research group or team. Required publications and funding upon appointment is minimal.


Candidates for the position should have considerable experience in mesenchymal and/or adipose-derived stem cell research. These studies will be multifaceted, focusing on: 1) our basic understanding of these cell populations and how they function; 2) explore the utility of these cellular therapies in a number of preclinical disease and injury models (which a heavy focus on neurological disorders and orthopedic applications); and 3) assist our clinical research team in study design and implementation of clinical trials utilizing this mode of cellular therapy. The candidate will be expected to direct research studies with nominal oversight and have good verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should be willing to work as a part of an integrated multidisciplinary research team to move cellular therapies from the bench to the bedside.


Requires a doctorate degree in a clinical, health, or life science field plus a minimum of three years post-doctoral experience in related subject field of study. Equivalent to Instructor. Management experience is highly recommended.