Scientist II - Therapeutics - Dermatology

Job Location
San Diego, CA
Job Description

Therapeutics Scientist II - Dermatology 
Organovo is seeking a Scientist II for our Therapeutics group, to conduct and design independent experiments under the direction of the Associate Director, involving the isolation, propagation, cryopreservation, bioprinting, and analysis of primary mammalian cells with an emphasis on dermatology. 
Scientist II Responsibilities: 

•Develop novel methods of tissue generation and analysis with the Associate Director and members of the Therapeutics research group. 
•Independently analyze experimental data and optimize conditions and outcomes in pursuit of organizational goals and deliverables.  
 •Serve as a key Subject Matter Expert interfacing with external key opinion leaders in the area of dermatology, including key aspects of skin biology such as hair follicle and sebaceous gland.  
•Conduct mammalian cell culture in a variety of formats 
•Operate a NovoGen™ bioprinter. 
•Generate and maintain three-dimensional (3D) tissue constructs 
•Interface with core groups: Engineering, Histology, etc., in order to ensure proper characterization and support of constructs. 
•Data management and processing, communication of results, pursuit of extramural funding, preparation of technical SOPs, and record-keeping. 
•Independently perform data analysis and experimental iteration and optimization. 
•Contribute to technical reports, manuscripts, patent documents and grant applications 
•Prepare detailed SOPs 
•Work with management and R&D leaders to define and adjust organizational goals 
•Report important findings to internal groups including senior research staff and Executive Team 
•Direct management of one or more research associates and/or research interns


Scientist II Skills & Experience: 

•PhD degree in biology, physiology, molecular and cellular biology, biomedical engineering (emphasis in cell biology) or a closely related field 
•3-5 years Post-PhD research experience in an academic or industrial laboratory setting. 
•Preference for industrial research experience. 
•Exemplary knowledge of mammalian cell culture, particularly with primary cell lines and stem cells, and expert knowledge of sterile protocols 
•Possesses expert-level knowledge in one of the following organ/ tissue systems: dermatology (including skin appendages), developmental biology, tissue engineered skin substitutes and/or skin equivalents 
•Experience evaluating and implementing new techniques 
•Previous experience leading successful R&D teams and projects with track record of product development and/or technology transfer to Development stages. 
•Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary groups in a fast-paced work environment. 
•Aptitude for working well with others 
•Self-motivated and ability to work independently 
•Task-oriented, organized and driven to produce results with aggressive timelines 
 •Comfortable learning new areas of biology/science/engineering DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and Organovo retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities, and assigning other activities. 

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