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Chief Scientist

Position Summary:
This position acts as a core member of a project team whose primary responsibility is conducting research directed toward the discovery and/or development of novel products or processes. The Chief Scientist exercises independent judgment in scientific development methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. They create formal networks involving coordination among groups, and has broad expertise or unique knowledge in life science. The Chief Scientist may have a group of direct reports and uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives. This position will be critical in helping RTI Surgical maximize the amount of patients served while maintaining a high level of quality and safety.
Responsibilities:
Acts as a core member of a project team whose primary responsibility is conducting research directed toward the discovery and/or development of novel products or processes
Ensures significant attention is directed towards the quality of experimental evidence such as methodologies, data summary, interpretation, review of relevant literature, and documentation of reports in typical scientific format
Experimental activity is expected to result in contributions to corporate intellectual property as well as to the scientific literature
Participates and consults with the internal and external scientific community to maintain a state-of-the-art knowledge for application to achieving successful experimental outcomes
Evaluates techniques to solve problems and suggest or implement scientific recommendations
Evaluates experimental results for validity and conformance to acceptable scientific method
Participates in establishing a collegial network of internal technical experts with potential to providing scientific guidance
Keeps abreast of current technologies in area of specialty including that of the tissue processing and engineering field
Applies experimental and theoretical techniques to achieve project specific objectives
Contributes to L&A Activities
May have responsibility for overseeing the workmanship of support or junior staff including training
Reviews and edits internal documentation for team members and assists in the preparation and presentation of materials for internal or external technical reviews
Work closely with internal Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Engineers to develop manufacturing plans
Consider company capabilities, state-of-the-art parameters, and technical possibilities for each project
Other duties as assigned
Education/Experience Required:
Ph.D and 6 years of relevant working experience OR Master's degree and a minimum of 10 years relevant working experience. PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Cell Biology preferred.
B.S. or M.S. in, Biomedical, Biochemistry, Cell Biology discipline required.



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